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  1. The nickname for Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 is _______.
    The Pastoral
  2. The first American composer with an international reputation was _______.
    Louis Monreau Gottschalk
  3. "Viva Verdi" was ________.
    A nationalistic cry referring to the king of Italy
  4. This was composed by Bruckner.
    Romantic Symphony
  5. Gounod's Faust is which type of opera?
    Lyric opera
  6. Of the following, which work was composed by Prokofiev before he returned to the Soviet Union?
    The Love for Three Oranges
  7. What type of music did the Fisk Jubilee Singers specialize in performing?
    Spirituals
  8. Frederick Fennell founded which type of performing group?
    Wind symphony
  9. Of the following, which describes the American operatic scene in the 19th century?
    Opera did not reach the West Coast until the 20th century
  10. Of the following musicals, which features music by Leonard Bernstein?
    On the Town
  11. Which of the following is a major collection of piano pieces by Robert Schumann?
    Carnaval
  12. How many symphonies did Brahms compose?
    Four
  13. In his early years, Bartok made his career as a(n) _______.
    Virtuoso pianist
  14. Stravinsky was commissioned to compose his first ballet music by _______.
    Diaghilev
  15. Talking Heads are associated with this genre.
    New wave
  16. Of the following, which is true of Irving Berlin?
    He wrote his own lyrics.
  17. This country developed an entertainment form called vaudeville.
    United States
  18. Of the following, who stayed in Germany during the Nazi Regime?
    Orff
  19. Who was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in music?
    Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  20. Webern received a Ph. D in _______.
    Musicology
  21. What composer was known as "The Waltz King"?
    Johann Strauss the Younger
  22. In what way does big band differ from New Orleans Jazz?
    It works through arrangements
  23. Which composer used themes from his own Lieder in his chamber music?
    Robert Schumann
  24. Who is associated with Gebrauchsmusik?
    Hindemith
  25. Operas of which nationality were particularly popular in new Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century?
    French
  26. What was not a trend in the early 19th century?
    Choirs were increasingly made up of professional singers only
  27. Of the following works, which mixes Western and Asian musical sounds?
    November Steps
  28. George M. Cohan inaugurated a distinctive type of American music with ______.
    Little Johnny Jones
  29. For his major operas, Virgil Thompson collaborated with _____.
    Gertrude Stein
  30. Symphony by Berlioz
    Harold en Italie
  31. Public Enemy is associated with this genre.
    Rap
  32. An orchestral work in one movement with a literary or other program is called _____.
    A symphonic poem
  33. The members of the Les Six were inspired by the music of _____.
    Satie
  34. Tintinnabuli is associated with _______
    Part
  35. Smetana's country of origin.
    Bohemia
  36. Which of the following works is not a nationalist composition from Bohemia?
    Peer Gynt
  37. Which of the following statements characterizes Mahler's orchestration?
    His symphonies require large orchestras, but there are many passages of light orchestration
  38. Manuel de Falla composed this work.
    El amor brujo
  39. Treatise on Instrumentation and Orchestra was written by _____.
    Berlioz
  40. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's masterpiece is ______.
    Das Jahr
  41. The Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington got established, is located in _____.
    Harlem
  42. The technique used by Liszt to unify Les Preludes is called _____.
    Thematic transformation
  43. The Bartered Bride is perhaps this country's best known opera.
    Bohemia
  44. Of the following, which is a six-movement symphony with voices by Mahler?
    Das Lied von der Erde
  45. Scriabin modeled his first piano pieces on the music of _____.
    Chopin
  46. Chopin was influenced by the nocturnes of ______.
    Field
  47. What characterizes the music of Erik Satie?
    Wit and defiance of conventional ideas
  48. Bright Sheng combined elements from the musical traditions of Europe and _____.
    China
  49. He composed Sinfonia India.
    Carlos Chavez
  50. Winterreise s based on poems by ____.
    Muller
  51. The dazzling violin virtuoso who influenced Liszt was ______.
    Pagannini
  52. Of the following, which does not describe Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor?
    Its primary intent to feature virtuoso display
  53. Wagner's Tristan und Isolde was influential because _____.
    It used ambiguous harmony that stretched the limits of tonality.
  54. Of the following, who was not a member of the Les Six?
    Faure
  55. Of the following, which describes Musorgsky's approach to harmony?
    He used nonfunctional harmony influenced by polyphonic folksinging
  56. Of the following works, which was created with the twelve-tone technique?
    The Book of the Hanging Garden
  57. This was composed by Richard Strauss
    Don Juan
  58. What older form does Brahms use in the finale of his Symphony No. 4?
    Passacaglia/chaccone
  59. Who composed the Romantic ballet Giselle?
    Adam
  60. Which type of piano music was not composed by Brahms?
    Sonatas
  61. Sibelius composed this work?
    Finlandia
  62. What characterizes the music of Erik Satie?
    Wit and defiance of conventional ideas
  63. The Sex Pistols are associated with this genre?
    Punk
  64. Which composer combined atonality with the expressive gestures of late Romantic music
    Berg
  65. Of the following, which describes the aria style of Rossini?
    Spare use of the orchestra
  66. This was composed by Wolf
    Moricke Songbook
  67. This was composed by Liszt
    Faust Symphony
  68. The music of Bartok mixes the traditions of which sources?
    Classic, modern, and peasant
  69. Rochberg's String Quartet No. 5 illustrates which trend?
    Neo-Romanticism
  70. Jacques Offenbach is associated most closely with which type of opera?
    Opera bouffe (not buffa)
  71. The man who created the premier series of revues in New York was _____.
    Florenz Ziegfeld
  72. The New Orleans jazz form is similar to what classical structure?
    Theme and variation
  73. The slow movement of the Eroica Symphony ______.
    recalls funeral marches from revolutionary France.
  74. Verismo is associated with the operas of which country
    Italy
  75. The nickname for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 is _____.
    The Emperor
  76. Which city was the center of opera in the early 19th century?
    Paris
  77. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of African-American music in 19th Century
    Piano accompaniment
  78. Elgar's country of origin
    England
  79. Of the following, which is not a theme of Romanticism?
    The supernatural
  80. Of the following, which was not a source of inspiration for Debussy?
    English Folk Music
  81. Which opera contains the "Wolf's Glen" scene?
    Der Freischutz
  82. Verdi's first creative period culminated with the composition of ______.
    Nabucco
  83. Maurice Ravel composed this work.
    Le tombeau de Couperin
  84. Who was the principal librettist for grand opera?
    Scribe
  85. Nirvana is associated with this genre:
    grunge
  86. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of Beethoven's late period?
    Imitation of Haydn's more whimsical works
  87. He composed Guillame Tell
    Rossini
  88. Which mixed media event incorporates marching band routines?
    Blast
  89. The main composers of the Italian opera in the beginning of the 19th century were _____.
    • Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti
    • (Rub my Balls and Dong)
  90. What type of music did the Fisk Jubilee singers specialize in performing?
    spirituals
  91. Stravinsky was commissioned to compose his first ballet music by ______.
    Diaghilev
  92. This was composed by Bruckner:
    Romantic Symphony
  93. This country developed an entertainment form called Vaudeville
    United States
  94. Which opera relates a decadent biblical story based on a play by Oscar Wilde?
    Solome
  95. A sacred work with operatic elements by Rossini
    Stabat Mater
  96. He composed Sweet Canedienne?
    Claude Champagne
  97. The most famous and important opera composer in Europe around 1825 was ____.
    Rossini
  98. Of the following, who would not be considered a member of the New German School?
    Brahms
  99. Of the following, which was not a characteristic of Verdi's late operas?
    Spoken dialogue for the most intense scenes
  100. Of the following, which was a characteristic of German romantic opera?
    Characters acting as representatives of super-human forces.
  101. Of the following, which is not a way that Beethoven earned a living during his first creative period?
    Taking opera commissions
  102. Which is associated with Elliot Carter?
    metric modulation
  103. Which of the following works is a four-movement symphonic suite by Rimsky Korsakov based on stories by the 101 Arabian Nights?
    Scheherazade
  104. Immigrants from which country dominated American classical music in the late 19th century?
    Germany
  105. Wagner's Tristan und Isolde was influential because?
    It used ambiguous harmony that stretched the limits of tonality
  106. The name of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3?
    Eroica
  107. The poem L'apres-midi d'un faune was written by ______.
    Mallarme
  108. Of the following, which describes the symphonies of Brahms?
    They incorporate elements of Renaissance and Baroque music
  109. Symphony by Mendellsohn _____.
    Sottish Symphony
  110. The first modern conservatory of music was founded in _____.
    Paris
  111. Beethoven's first music teacher was ___
    his father.
  112. Which of the following belongs to Beethoven's first creative period?
    Pathetique Sonata
  113. Of the following, which does not describe Beethoven's first string quartets?
    They break away completely from the models of Haydn and Mozart.
  114. Which of the following can be said of Beethoven's "Fidelio"?
    It glorifies the heroism of a woman.
  115. A single-movement work for string quartet from Beethoven's late period.
    the Grosse Fuge
  116. A song cycle from Beethoven's late period.
    An die ferne Geliebte
  117. The nickname for Beethoven's Symphony No. 6?
    The Pastoral
  118. When Beethoven realized that he was going deaf, he wrote _________.
    the Heligenstadt Testament
  119. Beethoven intended the Missa solemnis to be performed when this man became archbishop.
    Rudolph
  120. He wrote the words to Ode to Joy.
    Schiller
  121. He was a patron who allowed Beethoven to live in one of his houses.
    Lichnowsky
  122. Beethoven dedicated his Opus 59 string quartets to him.
    Razumovsky
  123. Which composer's works served as models for Beethoven's Missa solemnis?
    Handel
  124. Of the following, which is unusual about the Ninth Symphony?
    The use of chorus
  125. Schubert favored which form(s) in setting his lieder?
    Strophic and modified strophic
  126. The piano parts of Schubert's lieder are notable for their _____.
    Pictorial and dramatic roles
  127. Dichterliebe is _____.
    A song cycle by Schumann
  128. Winterreise is based on poems by ______.
    Muller
  129. Robert Schumann wrote _______.
    essays and reviews about music
  130. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's masterpiece is _______.
    Das Jahr
  131. A group of lieder designed to be performed as a set is called a _____.
    Song cycle
  132. Gradus ad Parnassum is a set of etudes composed by _____.
    Muzio Clementi
  133. Of the following, which was the major piano genre for Schubert?
    sonatas
  134. Lieder ohne Worte were composed by ____.
    Mendelssohn
  135. Chopin composed piano works inspired by the folk music of which country?
    Poland
  136. Which of the following genres did not find a place in Chopin's output?
    Lieder ohne Worte
  137. The dazzling violin virtuoso who influenced Liszt was ____.
    Paganini
  138. Of the following, which would be the subject of a ballad?
    romantic adventures and supernatural incidents
  139. Who were Florestan, Eusebius, and Raro?
    fictitious characters who represented aspects of Schumann's personality
  140. Chopin was influenced by the nocturns of _____.
    Field
  141. The first American composer with an international reputation was ____.
    Stephen Foster
  142. Who created and first used the term recital?
    Liszt
  143. What did Berlioz call the recurring theme used in his Symphonie Fantastique?
    idee fixe
  144. Symphony by Schubert
    Unfinished Symphony
  145. Symphony by Schumann
    Spring Symphony
  146. The Cecilian movement was ______.
    A movement that advocated the return to a capella performances
  147. Of the following, which is a characteristic of nineteenth-century orchestras?
    Changes to wind instruments gave them wider ranges and greater facility.
  148. Which work did Robert Schumann praise for its "heavenly length"?
    Great Symphony
  149. Treatise on Instrumentation and Orchestration  was written by ___.
    Berlioz
  150. Which of the following does not describe the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn?
    The first movement begins with a lengthy ritornello.
  151. Schubert's quintet, the late chamber-music masterpiece, is composed for string quartet and what additional instrument?
    cello
  152. A massive choral work by Berlioz
    Te Deum
  153. A collection of spiritual songs in shape-note notation
    The Sacred Harp
  154. An oratorio by Mendelssohn
    Elijah
  155. One of Schubert's choral masterworks
    Mass in A-flat
  156. A sacred work, with operatic elements, by Rossini
    Stabat Mater
  157. Of the following, which is not a contribution of Lowell Mason to American music?
    He championed the work of Yankee tunesmiths and shape-note singers.
  158. Who published a hymnbook designed for an all-black congregation?
    Reverend Richard Allen
  159. A fast, brilliant, concluding section in an Italian operatic is called a ______.
    cabaletta
  160. Which city was the center of opera in the early ninteteenth century?
    Paris
  161. The typical scene structure of a Rossini opera is ______.
    • Introduction-recitative-cantabile-cabaletta
    • (really can't cook)
  162. Of the following, which describes the aria style of Rossini?
    spare use of the orchestra
  163. This composer created German Romantic opera.
    Weber
  164. He composed Norma
    Bellini
  165. He composed Les Huguenots.
    Meyerbeer
  166. He composed Lucia di Lammermoor
    Donizetti
  167. Of the following, which does not characterize grand opera?
    Three acts
  168. Which opera contains a famous "mad scene"?
    Lucia di Lammermoor 
  169. Of the following, which describes the American operatic scene in the nineteenth century?
    Operatic excerpts became the popular music of the time. 
  170. Of the following, which does not describe American minstrel shows?
    They had little influence outside of America. 
  171. Jacques Offenbach is associated most closely with which type of opera?
    Opera buffa (NOT bouffe)
  172. Bizet's most famous opera was _____.
    Carmen
  173. Verdi's first great success was ______.
    Nabucco
  174. Wagner's term for the union of all the arts in a drama is _____.
    Gesamtkunstwerk
  175. Of the following, which characterzes the librettos of Wagner's operas?
    They were created by Wagner.
  176. Der Ring des Nibelungen is _____.
    a cycle of four music dramas by Wagner
  177. The Mighty Handful were ______.
    Five Russian composers who studied folk music and exotic scales
  178. Of the following, which describes Musorgsky's approach to harmony??
    He used nonfunctional harmony influenced by polyphonic folk singing. 
  179. Of the following operas, which is not by Puccini?
    I Pagliacci
  180. Verismo is associated with the operas of which country?
    Italy
  181. Of the following, who was the leading ballet composer in nineteenth-century France?
    Delibes
  182. Felipe Pedrell sparked a national revival in this country with his opera Los Pirineos.
    Spain
  183. Gilbert and Sullivan were natives of this country.
    England 
  184. Antonio Carlos Gomes, who became internationally recognized for his opera Il Guarany, was originally from this country.
    Brazil
  185. According to the text, what is the most important fact about music in the late nineteenth century?
    The establishment of a permanent classical repertory
  186. Brahms's Symphony No. 1 is primarily indebted to the music of _____.
    Beethoven
  187. This was composed by Wolf.
    Moricke Songbook
  188. This was composed by Liszt.
    Faust Symphony
  189. This was composed by Brahms.
    Ein deutsches Requiem
  190. The technique used by Liszt to unify Les Preludes is called ____.
    thematic transformation
  191. Of the following, which does not describe Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor?
    Its primary intent is to feature virtuoso display. 
  192. Bruckner modeled his symphonies on which work by Beethoven?
    Symphony No. 9
  193. Of the following, which describes the Lieder by Wolf?
    equality of words and music
  194. Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is based on _____.
    a philosophical prose-poem by Nietzsche
  195. Of the following, which is not associated with Richard Strauss?
    Concert pianist
  196. Franck inaugurated a new style of music for the _____.
    organ
  197. Gabriel Faure is usually associated with which movement?
    the French Tradition
  198. Who is considered to be the founder of modern French chamber music?
    Franck
  199. What is new in Faure's songs of La bonne chanson?
    Harmonic progressions dilute the pull of the tonic and the need for resolution.
  200. Of the following, which are unusual features of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6?
    a 5/4 scherzo and a slow-movement finale
  201. Borodin's country of origin
    Russia
  202. Grieg's country of origin
    Norway
  203. Smetana's country of origin
    Bohemia
  204. MacDowell's country of origin
    United States
  205. Which country avoided developing a national style in the late nineteenth century?
    England
  206. Which work by Musorgsky was originally written for piano and was later orchestrated by Ravel?
    Pictures at an Exhibition
  207. Which of the following works is not a nationalist composition from Bohemia?
    Peer Gynt
  208. Of the following, who is not a noted nineteenth-century American composer?
    Theodore Thomas (1st conductor of Chicago Symphony)
  209. The Gaelic Symphony was composed by _____.
    Beach
  210. Tin Pan Alley is a nickname for _____.
    a small area in New York that specialized in music publishing
  211. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of African-American music in the nineteenth century?
    Piano accompaniment
  212. What type of music did the Fisk Jubilee Singers specialize in performing?
    spirituals
  213. George M. Cohan inaugurated a distnctive type of American music with _____.
    Little Johnny Jones
  214. Which composer inaugurated the era of the film score?
    Saint-Saens
  215. Which composer introduced ragtime to rhythms to Broadway and brought the cakewalk and ragtime to Europe?
    Will Marion Cook
  216. What city is considered to be the cradle of jazz?
    New Orleans 
  217. Early jazz seems to have begun as a mixture of what musical types?
    Ragtime, dance, music, and blues
  218. What is the principal difference between ragtime and jazz?
    The way it is performed
  219. Of the following, which was not a source of inspiration for Debussy?
    English folk music
  220. In what way does Debussy's harmonic style differ from that of Wagner?
    The urgency to resolve is absent
  221. The poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn was written by _____.
    Mallarme
  222. Ralph Vaughan Williams composed this work.
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  223. Gstav Holst composed this work.
    The Planets
  224. Manuel de Falla composed this work.
    El amor brujo
  225. Sibelius composed this wrk.
    Finlandia 
  226. How did Rachmaninoff primarily make his living?
    As a pianist
  227. Scriabin modeled his first piano pieces on the music of ____.
    Chopin
  228. What characterizes the music of Erik Satie?
    Wit and defiance of conventional ideas
  229. What country fostered futurism?
    Italy
  230. in what style were the early works of Schoenberg written?
    Late Romantic
  231. Of the following methods, which dd Schoenberg use to give coherence to atonal music?
    developing variation
  232. Of the following works, which was created with twelve-tone technique?
    Piano suite
  233. The vocal technique used in Pierrot lunaire is called _______.
    Sprechstimme
  234. Which composer combined atonality with the expressive gestures of late Romantic music?
    Berg
  235. Wozzeck is an outstanding example of ____.
    expressionism
  236. Which work did Berg compose as a requiem for the daughter of Alma Mahler?
    Violin Concerto
  237. Webern's music exerted the greatest influence on composers who worked _____.
    "after World War II to the late 1960s"
  238. Which of the following does not characterize Webern's Symphony, Op. 21?
    Full symphonic orchestration
  239. Which work marks Stravinsky's turn towards neoclassicism?
    Pulcinella
  240. Stravinsky's late works employ ___.
    serialism
  241. Stravinsky's approach to harmony can be described as ______.
    neotonal
  242. In his early years, Bartok made his career as a _______.
    Virtuoso pianist
  243. The music of Bartok mixes the traditions of which sources?
    Classic, modern, ad peasant
  244. Of the following, which was composed early in Bartok's career?
    Allegro barbaro
  245. Charles Ives made his living in what business?
    insurance
  246. Of the following, which is a strand not found in the music of Ives?
    European peasant music
  247. At what point did Ives receive recognition for his work?
    After he retired form composition
  248. Who composed the music for Show Boat?
    Jerome Kern
  249. What characterized Tin Pan Alley songs after 1910?
    The focus was increasingly on the chorus
  250. Of the ffollowing, which is true of Irving Berlin?
    He wrote his own lyrics
  251. W.C Handy is known for his work in this genre.
    Classic blues
  252. Benny Goodman is known for his work in this genre.
    Swing music
  253. Of the following, which does not characterize the blues?
    straightforward melodic style without syncopation
  254. The New Orleans jazz form is similar to what classical structure?
    theme and variation
  255. Big bands are divided into which three sections?
    Brass, reeds, rhythm
  256. Gershwin's first attempt to combine jazz and classical tradition was:
    Rhapsody in Blue
  257.  Shostakovich was attacked in Pravda for which work?
    Lady MacBeth from the Mtensk District
  258. Which composer is known for works employing tone clusters at the piano?
    Cowell
  259. Ruth Crawford Seeger gave up composition for which activity?
    preserving folk songs 
  260. With whom did Aaron Copland and other American composers study in Paris?
    Boulanger
  261. For his major operas, Virgil Thompson collaborated with ____.
    Gertrude Stein
  262. How does rhythm-and-blues differ from traditional blues?
    Rhythmic emphasis on beats two and four
  263. Which song launched rock and roll nationally?
    Rock Around the Clock
  264. Which group is associated with Acid Rock?
    Jefferson Airplane
  265. Of the following, who was prominent folk singer from the 1940s and 1950s?
    Woody Guthrie
  266. Motown is associated with which city?
    Detroit
  267. Of the following musicals, which features music by Leonard Bernstein?
    On the Town
  268. Of the following, which characterizes bebop jazz?
    Extreme virtuosity
  269. Of the following, who is associated with cool jazz?
    Modern Jazz Concert
  270. Of the following, which was the leading patron of composers in the US after World War II?
    Universities

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