The Romantic Period in Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Both Paganini and Rossini were composers who lived and worked during the _____.

Question 2 2. Rossini specialized in opera buffa. How is opera buffa defined?

Question 3 3. Why did the Catholic church refuse to allow Paganini to have a Christian burial?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an opera by Rossini?

Question 5 5. Who wrote the famous Nutcracker ballet as well as the 1812 Overture?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following were composed by Frederic Chopin?

Question 7 7. Who was George Sand?

Question 8 8. Why was Nadezhda von Meck important for Tchaikovsky's career?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a way in which Romantic era composers created nationalistic music?

Question 10 10. Which composer used the ethnic music of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Bohemia to create the Slavonic Dances?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is FALSE about Clara Schumann's Vorwärts?

Question 12 12. Which composer wrote a virtuosic medley for the concert hall using the melodies from patriotic songs including The Star-Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, and Hail, Columbia?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a trend typical of Romanticism?

Question 14 14. Rimsky-Korsakov's piece Scheherazade is an example of which Romantic trend?

Question 15 15. Which of the following paintings is a visual depiction of nationalism?

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Question 16 16. What is emotional subjectivity?

Question 17 17. Which composer had a 'liederjahr' (year of song) after marrying Clara Wieck?

Question 18 18. How do you define a leitmotif, which Richard Wagner is credited with inventing?

Question 19 19. Why did Robert Schumann abandon his dream to become a piano virtuoso?

Question 20 20. Which composer built the Bayreuth Festspielhaus to stage his operas?

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Question 21 21. Why was Liszt famous?

Question 22 22. Which composer is considered to be a great transitional composer who helped transform music from the Classical to the Romantic style?

Question 23 23. Why is Chopin a well known Romantic Era composer?

Question 24 24. Because a hand injury prevented him from fulfilling his dream of being a concert pianist, what did Robert Schumann do instead of being a performer?

Question 25 25. Which of the following dynamic terms means to play loud and then suddenly soft?

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Question 26 26. Why were Romantic era composers able to portray a wide variety of contrasting emotions in a single movement?

Question 27 27. How is dynamic contrast defined?

Question 28 28. With the wider selection of standard orchestral instruments that were available to Romantic era composers, which of the following did they NOT do?

Question 29 29. Paganini was best remembered as a virtuoso. What is a virtuoso?

Question 30 30. Which of the following composers was a member of The Russian Five, also known as The Mighty Handful?

The Romantic Period in Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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