Who composed Clouds?
Who composed The Rite of Spring?
The Rite of Spring is a(n):
Who composed Pierrot lunaire?
The vocal technique heard in “The Moonfleck” is:
Who composed Wozzeck?
The first phase of avant-garde music emerged in:
Paris and Vienna.
What characterizes Debussy's use of tone color?
subtle, blended, mysterious shades of tone colors
The first ballet by Stravinsky was:
The premier of The Rite of Spring was famous for:
a riot by the audience.
The events in The Rite of Spring involve:
ancient fertility rites.
One of the devices used by the composer in The Rite of Spring is:
The artistic movement that came about after World War I and signified a rejection of Romantic emotionality and a return to the styles of earlier composers is:
The expressionist musical style took root mainly in:
Germany and Austria.
The leading expressionist composer was:
Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg are often referred to as:
the Second Viennese School.
In what genre is Pierrot lunaire?
Arnold Schoenberg was a very creative composer who also expressed himself through:
Which statement about Schoenberg is false?
He was the first impressionist composer.
The two famous pupils of Schoenberg were:
Anton Webern and Alban Berg.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet opens with:
a hymnlike theme.
Who composed Pictures at an Exhibition?
What element in the first piece of Pictures at an Exhibition helps depict the composer walking through an art gallery?
alternating meters that create an unpredictable emphasis in the beat
With regard to form, Brahms's Violin Concerto in D is more ________ than Romantic.
An orchestral work that is composed in one movement and has a free form and a program is called a:
Hamlet, Les Préludes, and Orpheus are all symphonic poems composed by:
Romeo and Juliet is a(n) ________, but the composer called it a(n) ________.
symphonic poem; overture-fantasy
Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty are all ballets composed by:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The rise of nationalism in music was a reflection of:
people cherishing their distinctive artistic heritage.
What is characteristic of all nationalistic music?
the use of the country's folk music
Which is an example of a country that produced Romantic nationalist music?
The opera Carmen, written by the French composer Georges Bizet and set in Spain, is an example of:
exoticism in music.
Pictures at an Exhibition is considered:
Modest Musorgsky's music reflects:
an intense nationalism.
Which important late Romantic composer responded to the unbridled emotionalism of Romanticism with a return to Viennese Classicism?
Grieg and Sibelius represented their countries, ________ and ________, respectively, in nationalistic music.
Ralph Vaughan Williams was a(n) ________ composer.
The lifelong model for Brahms was:
Ludwig van Beethoven.
The chief composers associated with the early phase of modernism—Debussy, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg—were members of the:
Which musical elements were questioned in the modernist movement?
melody, harmony, tonality, and rhythm
The composers Stravinsky and Bartók were associated with ________ and sometimes suggested ________ in their works.
The five-note scale playable on the black keys of the piano is called the ________ scale.
The scale in which the octave is divided into six equal intervals is the ________ scale.
The scale in which eight pitches are made to fit into the octave by alternating whole steps and half steps is the ________ scale.
The composer who originated serialism is:
Schoenberg's reference to “the emancipation of dissonance” meant emancipation from the need to:
resolve to consonant chords.
Atonal music is music in which no ________ can be found.
In the early twentieth century, harmony:
became more dissonant.
Music where no tonal center can be found is:
Who composed Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta?
Who composed Appalachian Spring?
Who was the first important African American composer in the concert music tradition?
William Grant Still
Maurice Ravel's harmonic language is reminiscent of the music of:
Bartók is known for his large-scale investigation of:
Matching music to onscreen action or situations is similar to:
Wagner's use of leitmotivs.
Composers who devoted their careers to film music include:
Nino Rota and John Williams.