Music History Trivia

Card Set Information

Author:
Skitty2004
ID:
281696
Filename:
Music History Trivia
Updated:
2014-08-30 18:28:43
Tags:
music history
Folders:
Music History
Description:
Random music history facts
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user Skitty2004 on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. First piece to use dynamics
    Gabrielli-- Sonata pian' e forte
  2. When in the classical period was Beethoven?
    near the end
  3. What period is known for terraced dynamics?
    baroque
  4. What period is known for the start of crescendos and decrescendos?
    classical
  5. What period is known for monophonic music?
    medieval
  6. What period is known for switching to polyphonics?
    renaissance
  7. What period did musicians start being known as artists rather than craftsmen?
    romantic
  8. What period did music have exotic, fantastic plots?
    romantic
  9. What period contained the greatest variety in styles?
    Contemporary
  10. What period were most forms invented in?
    baroque
  11. What period contained the emerging of the symphony?
    classical
  12. Who was the main figure in starting the writing of symphonies?
    Hayden
  13. What period did the oratorio emerge in?
    baroque
  14. In what period did the art song emerge?
    Romantic
  15. 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
  16. In what period did purely instrumental music emerge?
    baroque
  17. In which period were concertos first written?
    baroque
  18. Who was the first important composer of concertos?
    Vivaldi
  19. Who was the first important composer of opera?
    Monteverdi
  20. In what period did even temperament begin?
    baroque
  21. Who was one of the main supporters of even temperament?
    Bach
  22. What is even temperament?
    A system for the even tuning of intervals. Before ET, only 6 keys could be played in
  23. What are the four parts to Sonata-Allegro form?
    • Exposition
    • Development
    • Recapitulation
    • Coda
  24. How many symphonies did Tchaikovsky write?
    6
  25. How many symphonies to Hayden write?
    104
  26. How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
    9
  27. What are the periods and their dates?
    • Medieval (450-1450)
    • Renaissance (1450-1600)
    • Baroque (1600-1750)
    • Classical (1750-1820)
    • Romantic (1820-1900)
    • Contemporary (1900--)
  28. What event occurred at the start of the medieval period?
    Fall of the Roman empire
  29. What event occurred at the end of the medieval period?
    Invention of the printing press
  30. What event occurred at the end of the baroque period?
    Bach's death
  31. What are the five parts of a mass?
    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Credo
    • Sanctus
    • Agnus Dei
  32. What are the four vocal forms that developed in the baroque period?
    • Opera
    • Oratorio
    • Cantata
    • Mass
  33. Who is the Erl King?
    Angel of death
  34. What type/form are the Four Seasons in?
    concerto
  35. What language is mass in?
    Latin
  36. What language are operas in?
    Italian
  37. What language are oratorios in?
    English
  38. What languages are cantatas in?
    German
  39. What is a sonata?
    Solo and piano
  40. What is a concerto?
    Solo and orchestra
  41. What is a tone poem?
    INSTRUMENTAL music that tells a story
  42. What are the four types of program music?
    Tone poem, program symphony, concert overture, incidental music
  43. What is incidental music?
    Music for a play
  44. What is the difference between a tone poem and a program symphony?
    Tone poems have 1 movement; program symphonies have multiple movements
  45. In what period did program music flourish?
    Romantic
  46. At approximately what year did notation of exact pitches occur?
    1000 AD
  47. Who was the first composer to sign his name?
    Machaut
  48. What is a madrigal?
    A vocal piece with five parts and only one person on each part

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview