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Flashcards in Classical Deck (13):
1

Classical music can sound much ------- than Baroque music.

Simpler

2

This period lasted from approximately ---- to ---- ( or up to ----).

1750 to 1810 (or up to 1830).

3

The ------- ---- is used.

Alberti bass

4

The writing is mainly ---------- with ----- , ----- textures.

The writing is mainly homophonic with light, clear textures.

5

Melodies were -------- and ----------- ( -, - and -- bar phrases were common) with a lot of -------------.

Melodies were balanced and symmetrical ( 4, 8 and 16 bar phrases were common) with a lot of ornamentation.

6

---------- textures were frequently used with contrasting use of -------- and -------/-------- melodies.

Homophonic textures were frequently used with contrasting use of dynamics and lyrical/ singable melodies.

7

The music was normally ------- and ------------. It consisted of ----------- keys and moods. ------ and ------- forms were popular.

The music was normally elegant and aristocratic. It consisted of contrasting keys and moods. Binary and ternary forms were popular.

8

The music combines --------- and -------. --------- was very important.

The music combines structure and emotion. Structure was very important.

9

Name 3 instruments that became permanent members of the orchestra during the classical period.

Clarinet, flute, oboe and bassoon.

10

The -------- was first used.

Clarinet

11

What replaced the harpsichord?

The piano

12

Name 3 ensembles/ forms from the classical period.

String quartet, opera, overture, sonata, symphony, concerto and mass.

13

Name the three major composers of the classical era.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.