The symphony had its origins in the overture, which was the introductory music for Italian opera.
True
Which one of the following excerpts may be classified as chamber music?
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Excerpt C
The rhythm of the following example suggests that the piece was composed during the Classical period. The rhythm may be described as having a:
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Clear pulse and meter with regular, dance-like rhythms
What common Classical period genre does this excerpt represent?
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Symphony
Which would be the most likely composer of this example?
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Suppose you are listening to the first movement of a symphony written in the Classical period. You have heard the first section, in which two themes were introduced, and a second section, in which segments of those themes were expanded and developed. What would you expect next?
A varied repeat of the first section with a return of the two original themes
A string ______ is composed of two violins, one viola, and a cello.
quartet
The following musical excerpt is from the Classical period.
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True
The texture of the following example from the Classical period can best be described as:
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Homophonic
Beethoven is sometimes referred to as “The Father of the Symphony.”
False
Sonata-allegro form was used mainly in works for solo piano and did not apply to works for larger ensembles.
False
Which Classical genre is represented by this example?
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Chamber music
Which genre is represented by this example?
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Concerto
The following musical excerpt is from the Classical period.
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False
Which one of the following excerpts belongs to a large choral work from the classical period?
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Excerpt A
Which one of the following examples comes from a famous Beethoven symphony?
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Excerpt D
Which of the following is not an overture by Beethoven:
Pastoral
Which of the following characteristics are associated with the rococo style?
Elegance, delicacy, softness, and playfulness
The following excerpt comes from a famous aria in one of Mozart’s most enduring operas. Identify the opera in question.
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The Magic Flute
Listen to the following example and select the genre that best defines it:
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Symphony
The following example from the Classical period may be classified as a/an:
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Sonata
Which of the following is a composition for an orchestral ensemble?
Symphony
From which of the following pairs would you choose the most likely composer of this example?
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Haydn or Beethoven
Which of the following were important composers of the Classical period?
Mozart and Haydn
Which of the following composers wrote this symphony?
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Ludwig van Beethoven
During the Classical period, opera buffa (comic opera) plots were based on myths and historical figures.
False
The following excerpt comes from a famous aria in one of Mozart’s most enduring operas. Identify the opera in question.
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Don Giovanni
The sections of the Classical sonata-allegro form are:
Exposition, Development, and Recapitulation
According to the text, Beethoven strongly influenced the music of Haydn.
False
Identify the event that did not occur during the Classical period:
American Civil Rights Movement
This is an example of a new style of opera called opera buffa that emerged during the Classical period. It differed from opera in previous periods because…
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Stories were based on “real people,” and the music was light and humorous.
From the Classical period onwards, sonata-allegro form was replaced by other forms as the basis for most instrumental music.
False
We can say that the melody in the following example is typical of the Classical period because it is:
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Short, symmetrical, and balanced
We can say that the harmony in the following example is typical of the Classical period because it features:
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chord accompaniment and clear, strong cadences
The dates given in this course for the Classical period are:
1750 – 1825
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