Classicism, as a stylistic period in western art music, roughly encompassed the years
The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of
strings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani
Social mobility during the classical period was
an important factor in the rise of the middle class.
In the classical period, serious composition was flavored by
folk and popular music
The prospering middle class in the classical period sought aristocratic luxuries such as
theater.literature.music.All answers are correct.
Haydn's contract of employment shows that he was considered
a skilled servant.
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.
Which of the following is not part of a sonata form movement?
Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called
The three main sections of a sonata-form movement are often followed by a concluding section known as the
Which of the following elements is usually not changed in varying the theme in theme and variations form?
The minuet is generally the _________ movement of a classical symphony.
The character of the minuet is best described as
stately and dignified
A _____________ is a musical composition that is usually light in mood, and meant for evening entertainment.
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.
The usual order of movements in a classical symphony is
fast, slow, dance-related, fast
A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for
an instrumental soloist and orchestra
The favored solo instrument in the classical concerto was the
A typical sequence of movements in a classical concerto is
Fast, slow, fast
The classical concerto differs from the symphony in that it does not have a ___________ movement.
A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called
Classical chamber music is designed
for the intimate setting of a small room
The most important form of classical chamber music is the
The classical string quartet is a musical composition for
two violins, viola, and cello
Haydn was a prolific composer, as demonstrated in part by his 68 string quartets and 104
By the age of six, Mozart could
play the harpsichord and violin.improvise fugues and write minuets.read music perfectly at sight.→All answers are correct.
In composing music, Mozart
composed extended works completely in his mind.
We have a record of Beethoven's struggle with his musical material because of his habit of
carrying musical sketchbooks
The musical heir of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven bridged the ________ and __________ periods.
In Beethoven's music, the coda is
often expanded and serves to develop themes further