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2013-10-10 19:24:27
Classical Period

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  1. Classicism, as a stylistic period in western art music, roughly encompassed the years
  2. The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of
    strings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani
  3. Social mobility during the classical period was
    an important factor in the rise of the middle class.
  4. In the classical period, serious composition was flavored by
    folk and popular music
  5. The prospering middle class in the classical period sought aristocratic luxuries such as answers are correct.
  6. Haydn's contract of employment shows that he was considered
    a skilled servant.
  7. Composers in the classical period took middle-class tastes into account by
    flavoring their serious compositions with folk and popular music.writing comic operas that sometimes ridiculed the aristocracy.writing dance music for public balls.
  8. Which of the following is not part of a sonata form movement?
  9. Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called
  10. The three main sections of a sonata-form movement are often followed by a concluding section known as the
  11. Which of the following elements is usually not changed in varying the theme in theme and variations form?
  12. The minuet is generally the _________ movement of a classical symphony.
  13. The character of the minuet is best described as
    stately and dignified
  14. A _____________ is a musical composition that is usually light in mood, and meant for evening entertainment.
  15. Symphony may be defined as a(n)
    musical composition for orchestra, usually in four movements.sonata for orchestra.extended, ambitious composition exploiting the expanded range of tone color and dynamics of the classical orchestra.All answers are correct.
  16. The usual order of movements in a classical symphony is
    fast, slow, dance-related, fast
  17. A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for
    an instrumental soloist and orchestra
  18. The favored solo instrument in the classical concerto was the
  19. A typical sequence of movements in a classical concerto is
    Fast, slow, fast
  20. The classical concerto differs from the symphony in that it does not have a ___________ movement.
    minuet scherzzo
  21. A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called
    a cadenza
  22. Classical chamber music is designed
    for the intimate setting of a small room
  23. The most important form of classical chamber music is the
    string quartet
  24. The classical string quartet is a musical composition for
    two violins, viola, and cello
  25. Haydn was a prolific composer, as demonstrated in part by his 68 string quartets and 104
  26. By the age of six, Mozart could
    play the harpsichord and violin.improvise fugues and write music perfectly at sight.→All answers are correct.
  27. In composing music, Mozart
    composed extended works completely in his mind.
  28. We have a record of Beethoven's struggle with his musical material because of his habit of
    carrying musical sketchbooks
  29. The musical heir of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven bridged the ________ and __________ periods.
    classical, romantic
  30. In Beethoven's music, the coda is
    often expanded and serves to develop themes further