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1

The _________________ of the classical period consisted of strings, woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani.

Typical Orchestra

2

What instrument was not normally included in the classical orchestra?

Trombones

3

At the end of a classical exposition there usually is a _____________.

Repeat sign

4

__________________.is not part of a sonata form movement.

Rondo

5

The movement of a symphony that is often patterned after a dance is the ______________.

Third

6

The character of the minuet is best described as ____________.

stately and dignified.

7

Classicism, as a stylistic period in western music, roughly encompassed the years __________ - __________.

1750-1820.

8

_________________ music is designed for the intimate setting of a small room.

Classical chamber

9

________________ is often credited as being the bridge between the classical and romantic periods.

Beethoven

10

Although Haydn spent most of his time in Hungary, he often traveled to ________, where his music was performed often and greatly admired.

London

11

The _____________ is a musical composition for
two violins, viola, and cello.

Classical String quartet

12

_____________ composed his Requiem on commission from a stranger.

Mozart

13

In the _______________, serious composition was flavored by folk and popular music.

Classical Period

14

The most important form of classical chamber music is the _____________.

String quartet

15

____________ was content to spend most of his life serving a wealthy aristocratic family.

Joseph Haydn

16

A major factor that distinguishes chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music is performed by ____________.

One player per part

17

Mozart tried to find fame and fortune by moving to _________, at the age of twenty-five.

Vienna

18

Between the ages of _______ and________, Mozart was continually on tour in England and Europe.

6 and 15

19

______________ during the classical period was
an important factor in the rise of the middle class.

Social Mobility

20

Which of the following statements is not true?
* Mozart's trips to Italy enabled him to study and master the current operatic style.
*Mozart wrote masterpieces in all the musical forms of his time.
*In his later years, Mozart was financially well off, widely acclaimed, and sought after by an adoring public.
*Between the ages of six and fifteen, Mozart was continually on tour in England and Europe.

In his later years Mozart was financially well off, widely acclaimed and sought after by an adoring public.

21

Which of the following statements is not true?
*Composers in the classical period continued to use terraced dynamics in their compositions.
*While a late baroque musical composition may convey a single emotion, a classical composition will fluctuate in mood.
*In the classical period, composers were influenced by folk and popular music.
*The basso continuo was gradually abandoned during the classical period.

Composers in the classical period continued to use terraced dynamics in their compositions.

22

Symphony may be defined as

All answers are correct

23

Mozart was born in ____________.

Salzburg, Australia

24

The Third Symphony of Beethoven was originally composed to commemorate the deeds of _________ as the embodiment of heroism and democratic ideals.

Napoleon Bonoparte

25

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

Motives

26

A pause in the score of a concerto, preceding a cadenza, is indicated by a ___________.

Fermata

27

Haydn was fortunate in having a long and fruitful, as well as financially stable, relationship with the noble Hungarian family of _____________.

Esterházy.

28

In the classical period, comic operas sometimes ridiculed the ____________.

Aristocracy

29

The usual order of movements in a ______________ is fast, slow, dance-related, fast.

Classical symphony

30

A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called _____________.

a cadenza