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The Nineteenth Century, Part 2 EXAMINATION NUMBER 00766400 1.

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The Nineteenth Century, Part 2 EXAMINATION NUMBER 00766400

1. The styles of singing in Wagner and Verdi operas differ. Jane

says that the style of singing in a Verdi opera is virtuosic and

elaborate. Lynn says that the style of singing in a Wagner opera

is more syllabic. Who is correct in describing the different

styles of singing?

A. Only Jane is correct.

B. Only Lynn is correct.

C. Both Jane and Lynn are correct.

D. Neither Jane nor Lynn is correct.

2. Which one of the following musical notations allows

performers to improvise slightly with the rhythm?

A. Sostenuto C. Allegretto

B. Moderato D. Rubato

3. Why was Richard Wagner considered the most progressive composer of his day?

A. He combined choral music and orchestral music.

B. He introduced the libretto to the opera.

C. He advanced the harmonic idiom of music into new, exciting realms.

D. He used the tala pulses in his orchestrations.

4. In response to the outbreak of the Civil War, which composer wrote a solo piano piece that incorporated the "Star Spangled Banner," "Hail Columbia," and "Yankee Doodle" into the work?

A. Gottschalk C. Mendelssohn

B. Brahms D. Dvorak

5. In Verdi's La Traviata, Violetta sings _______ when unsure of herself.

A. an aria C. in recitative

B. a virtuoso D. in a lower key

6. To show his intense national pride, _______ wrote a large number of mazurkas.

A. Verdi C. Shankar

B. Chopin D. Dvorak

7. During the nineteenth century, harmony became

A. more discordant.

B. a large-scale structural element.

C. more chromatic.

D. highly important in program music.

8. The third movement of Dvorak's "String Quartet in F Major" contains a light-hearted

passage in a fast tempo and in triple meter called a

A. variation. C. rondo.

B. prelude. D. scherzo.

9. Ravi Shankar is known for his mastery of the 18-stringed lute called the

A. ragar. C. jhala tar.

B. sitar. D. table.

10. The _______ measures musical time using a pendulum.

A. metronome C. intermezzo

B. lyre D. timbrephone

11. A single pair of notes played repeatedly in succession is known as a/an

A. a capella. C. hee haw.

B. drone bass. D. sotto voce.

12. Wagner drew on _______ for his opera The Ring of the Nibelungs.

A. religious dogma C. Greek mythology

B. Roman mythology D. northern European mythology

13. The various melodies heard in "Dvorak's String Quartet in F Major" have

a/an _______ quality.

A. jazz-like C. folk-like

B. Bach-like D. operetta

14. Which of the following composers helped the United States establish its own musical sound by drawing on cultural idioms?

A. Brahms C. Dvorak

B. Wagner D. Verdi

15. Which composer is thought to epitomize Romanticism?

A. Dvorak C. Gottschalk

B. Chopin D. Schumann

16. The first American-born piano virtuoso to achieve international fame was

A. Dvorak . C. Schumann.

B. Wagner. D. Gottschalk.

17. _______ exemplifies the best elements of nineteenth-century Italian opera.

A. La Boheme C. Rigoletto

B. Pagliacci D. La Traviata

18. Compared to a violin, a cello has a _______ register.

A. low C. high

B. calm D. baudy

19. In Brahms' Symphony no. 4 in E Minor, the composer derived much of the form and theme from the

A. music of the middle ages. C. Classical era.

B. Baroque era. D. music of the Renaissance.

20. Which opera was written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal?

A. Aida C. Il Trovatore

B. Rigoletto D. Requiem
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