Composers Opera Form Styles Classical History

100

Hadyn spent most of his musical career working for what aristocratic family?
Esterhazy

100

Beethoven's only Opera
Fidelio

100

Theme and variations may be written how?
A'A"A"'A''''

100

A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for...
An instrumental soloist and orchestra

100

True or False: Classical melodies are tuneful and easy to remember
True

200

What Kind of music did Beethoven write after he went deaf?
Opera, Symphonies, String quartet, Piano Sonata

200

Operas are made up of what?
Recit, arias, duets, trios, etc.

200

A typical sequence of movements in a classical concerto is
Fast, slow, fast

200

The usual order of movements in a classical symphony is
Fast, slow, dance, fast

200

True or False: Classical music is basically polyphonic
False

300

This composer died broke and didn't become an famous composer until after his death
Mozart

300

A brilliant solo section in a concerto or at the end of an opera aria designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called
Cadenza

300

Name the three pieces of sonata form
Exposition, Development, Recap

300

True or False: Each successive variation in a theme with variations maintains some part of the theme
True

300

The classical concerto differs from the symphony in that it does not have a ___________ movement
Minuet and Trio

400

Mozart's requiem was the last piece he wrote before he died and it was completed by...
His student, Sussemeyer

400

Name three Mozart opera
Le nozze di Figaro Don Giovanni Cosi fan tutte

400

Consists of four movements and is written for 4-9 instrumentalists
Chamber music

400

In many of Beethoven's works, there is a _______ movement instead of the minuet
Scherzo

400

Political and economic power shifted to the middle class from the aristocracy and the
Church

500

Where was Mozart Born?
Salzburg, Austria

500

Who was Don Giovanni?
Spanish Don Juan

500

Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called
Motives

500

The character of the minuet is best described as
Stately and dignified

500

Classicism, as a stylistic period in western art music, roughly encompassed the years
1750-1820

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