1. While a string quartet is a collaborative enterprise, which musician usually takes the lead in a performance?
A. The second violinist
B. The first violinist
C. The violist
D. The cellist
12. The Japanese koto is what type of instrument?
13. Japanese music uses a _______ scale; instead of having seven notes, typically the scales have only five.
14. In a string quartet, the bass instrument is the
A. bass guitar.
15. The double exposition concerto form differs from the standard sonata form in that
A. it’s played by two pianos.
B. the exposition stays in the same key.
C. it includes a single refrain.
D. it has a cadenza.
16. Which of Mozart’s works is for a string quartet and two horns, is full of intentional mistakes, and pokes fun at bad composers?
B. “String Quartet in G Minor”
C. A Musical Joke
D. A Little Serenade
17. Which one of the following patterns represents the rondo form?
18. Singing the alphabet song to the tune of Mozart’s “Ah, vous dirai-je, maman” is an example of
B. musical appropriation.
C. musical duplication.
D. thematic variation.
19. The last “act” of a sonata is known as the
D. secondary key area.
20. A sonata closes with a/an
Exam: 250453RR – The Nineteenth Century, Part 1
1. Symphonie fantastique, which depicts an artist’s execution by guillotine, was written by the nineteenth century composer
A. Caspar David Friedrich.
B. Hector Berlioz.
C. Gioacchino Rossini.
D. Franz Schubert
2. Which composer called himself a tone poet?
3. Berlioz provided _______ to his audiences as an overview of the dramatic structure of his work.
4. Which composer wrote a movement that might have a hidden text behind it, even though it is for instruments alone?
A. Felix Mendelssohn
B. Ludwig van Beethoven
C. Hector Berlioz
D. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
5. Which composer wrote Lieder that serve as settings of verse by the greatest writers of the time, as well as those that draw on works by poets who are largely forgotten today?
6. How many singers are required before the group is considered an a cappella chorus?
A. Four singers total are needed.
B. Only one or two singers per part are all that is needed.
C. There should be 8–10 singers to a part.
D. The number of singers can vary.
7. If a sound increases 5 dB, the sound becomes _______ times louder.
8. The piano trio has been a popular instrument since the middle of the _______ century.
9. Franz Schubert was known for having written
A. four operas.
hundreds of Lieder.
C. 11 symphonies.
D. 100 violin concertos.
10. _______ music is generally associated with nonmusical ideas and objects.