Music History II Test 1
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Music History II Test 1
An intellectual movement of the eighteenth century whose central themes were reason, nature, and progress.
Eighteenth-century musical style that featured songlike melodies, short phrases, frequent cadences, and light accompaniment.
Close relative of the galant style, featuring
surprising turns of harmony, chromaticism, nervous rhythms, and speechlike melodies.
North German sensitive or sentimental style.
Creates an ABA form
Form typically used in the first movements of sonatas, instrumental chamber works, and symphonies during the classic period.
An expansion of rounded binary form.
Musical form in which the first or main section recurs, usually in the tonic, between subsidiary sections or episodes.
A form that blends characteristics of sonata form and rondo form.
Italian serious opera
Full length work with six or more characters and was sung throughout
Italian comic opera with some serious elements.
Comic work performed between the acts of opera seria
Light, comic opera of England, Ireland, and America.
Light opera of north and central Germany
Opera with a French text and spoken dialogue
Lyrical, strophic poem or setting of poem on subject of love.
Became the major genre in the Classic period.
Multi-movement work for soloist/small group and orchestra.
Italian opera overture
Three or four movement work for orchestra
Concerto-like work with two or more soloists.
What is a characteristic of opera seria?
What characterizes opera comique?
Simple melodies called ariettas
What is not a belief of Gluck?
Music should assimilate learned complexities
What religion adapted church music to the style of opera?
What was the primary type of sacred music in New England during the colonial period?
Pluck the strings
Tangent to strike the strings
Hammers to strike the strings
What instrument was invented in 1710 and became a standard woodwind member by 1780?
What center developed an orchestra, referred to as "an army of generals," that was renowned throughout Europe for its precision and technique?
What does not describe the sonatas of CPE Bach?
They sustain the Baroque style well into the Classic era
In what region did the symphony originate?
By the end of the eighteenth century, the role of leading the orchestra fell to...
The leader of the violins
What is not a characteristic of sonata form as described by Heinrich Christoph Koch?
The form is divided into three principal sections
What does not characterize a concerto cadenza in the Classic era?
The cadenza was placed at the end of the second solo section
Sonata in D major
Sonata in A major
Symphony in F major
Sinfonia a 8 in E-flat major
Concerto for harpsichord or Piano and Strings in E-flat major
This Italian was the first important composer of symphonies.
Writing in Vienna, his symphonies features contrasting themes.
Active in London, he was an important influence on the young Mozart.
His considered to be one of the leading composers of symphonies in France.
He was the founder of the symphony school in Mannheim.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Serenade for string quintet
Franz Xaver Sussmayer
Pupil of Mozart's
Completed the Requiem
Singspiel that incorporates Masonic elements
Le Nozze di Figaro
Opera buffa based on Beaumarchais play
Cataloguer of Mozart's works
First mature opera seria
Lorenzo da Ponte
Librettist with whom Mozart often collaborated
Dramma giocoso based on medieval legend
Franz von Walsegg
Commissioned the Requiem mass
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Singspiel set in a Turkish Harem
Which instrumental genre represents Mozart's chief contribution to the literature?
How many symphonies did Mozart write in Vienna?
In what two cities did Mozart live and work for most of his life?
Name the three composers who had significant influence on Mozart's mature style.