Music History Trivia
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Music History Trivia
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First piece to use dynamics
Gabrielli-- Sonata pian' e forte
When in the classical period was Beethoven?
near the end
What period is known for terraced dynamics?
What period is known for the start of crescendos and decrescendos?
What period is known for monophonic music?
What period is known for switching to polyphonics?
What period did musicians start being known as artists rather than craftsmen?
What period did music have exotic, fantastic plots?
What period contained the greatest variety in styles?
What period were most forms invented in?
What period contained the emerging of the symphony?
Who was the main figure in starting the writing of symphonies?
What period did the oratorio emerge in?
In what period did the art song emerge?
What is the 12 tone system?
In a piece, all 12 half steps in an octave must be used before a note can be repeated
In what period did purely instrumental music emerge?
In which period were concertos first written?
Who was the first important composer of concertos?
Who was the first important composer of opera?
In what period did even temperament begin?
Who was one of the main supporters of even temperament?
What is even temperament?
A system for the even tuning of intervals. Before ET, only 6 keys could be played in
What are the four parts to Sonata-Allegro form?
How many symphonies did Tchaikovsky write?
How many symphonies to Hayden write?
How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
What are the periods and their dates?
What event occurred at the start of the medieval period?
Fall of the Roman empire
What event occurred at the end of the medieval period?
Invention of the printing press
What event occurred at the end of the baroque period?
What are the five parts of a mass?
What are the four vocal forms that developed in the baroque period?
Who is the Erl King?
Angel of death
What type/form are the Four Seasons in?
What language is mass in?
What language are operas in?
What language are oratorios in?
What languages are cantatas in?
What is a sonata?
Solo and piano
What is a concerto?
Solo and orchestra
What is a tone poem?
INSTRUMENTAL music that tells a story
What are the four types of program music?
Tone poem, program symphony, concert overture, incidental music
What is incidental music?
Music for a play
What is the difference between a tone poem and a program symphony?
Tone poems have 1 movement; program symphonies have multiple movements
In what period did program music flourish?
At approximately what year did notation of exact pitches occur?
Who was the first composer to sign his name?
What is a madrigal?
A vocal piece with five parts and only one person on each part