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The Romantic Period in Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which composer had a 'liederjahr' (year of song) after marrying Clara Wieck?

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Question 2 2. Which composer built the Bayreuth Festspielhaus to stage his operas?

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Question 3 3. What is a leitmotif?

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Question 4 4. Why did Robert Schumann abandon his dream to become a piano virtuoso?

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Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a way in which Romantic era composers created nationalistic music?

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Question 6 6. 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?

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Question 7 7. Which of the following is FALSE about Clara Schumann's Vorwärts?

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Question 8 8. Why did Dvorák compose From the New World?

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Question 9 9. Who wrote the famous Nutcracker ballet as well as the 1812 Overture?

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Question 10 10. Which of the following were composed by Frederic Chopin?

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Question 11 11. Who was George Sand?

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Question 12 12. Which of the following composers was a member of The Russian Five, also known as The Mighty Handful?

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Question 13 13. Paganini was best remembered as a virtuoso. What is a virtuoso?

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Question 14 14. Why did the Catholic church refuse to allow Paganini to have a Christian burial?

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Question 15 15. Rossini specialized in opera buffa. How is opera buffa defined?

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Question 16 16. Both Paganini and Rossini were composers who lived and worked during the _____.

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Question 17 17. Which composer is considered to be a great transitional composer who helped transform music from the Classical to the Romantic style?

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Question 18 18. Why was Liszt famous?

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Question 19 19. Why is Chopin a well known Romantic Era composer?

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Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a Romantic era composer?

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Question 21 21. Why were Romantic era composers able to portray a wide variety of contrasting emotions in a single movement?

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Question 22 22. Which of the following dynamic terms means to play loud and then suddenly soft?

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Question 23 23. How is dynamic contrast defined?

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Question 24 24. With the wider selection of standard orchestral instruments that were available to Romantic era composers, which of the following did they NOT do?

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Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a trend typical of Romanticism?

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Question 26 26. Rimsky-Korsakov's piece Scheherazade is an example of which Romantic trend?

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Question 27 27. What is emotional subjectivity?

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Question 28 28. How did Mendelssohn explore realms of fantasy in his A Midsummer Night's Dream overture?

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Question 29 29. Why is Franz Schubert best remembered?

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Question 30 30. Which composer used the ethnic music of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Bohemia to create the Slavonic Dances?

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The Romantic Period in Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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