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Several romantic composers wrote books and articles.

True/False
True
Romanticism covered roughly the eighteenth century and the early years of the nineteenth century.

True/False
False
Romantic artists and musicians were not particularly interested in nature.

True/False
False
Romantic writers and musicians were fascinated with logic and reasoning.

True/False
False
Romantic artists and musicians thought of themselves as highly skilled craftsmen.

True/False
False
Romantic writers and musicians showed little interest in what happened long ago.

True/False
False
Romanticism was mainly concerned with romantic and even erotic love.

True/False
False
Romantic writers and musicians were impressed by the unknown.

True/False
True
Romantic musicians were often interested in the other fine arts as well.

True/False
True
Jacques-Louis David's painting "The Death of Socrates" is a good example of romantic art.

True/False
False
Romantic writers and musicians had a humble attitude

True/False
False
Romantic artists and musicians resented rules and restraints.

True/False
True
When writing an art song, the composer

A. finds a melody he or she likes and then writes words to go with that melody
B. takes a folk song and arranges it for performance in a recital hall
C. selects a poem and then writes music that enhances the sense of that text
D. arranges a melody originally written for piano and transcribes it for a singer with piano accompaniment
E. b and d
C. selects a poem and then writes music that enhances the sense of that text
The song concludes with the death of the

A. horse
B. Erl King
C. son
D. father
E. narrator
C. Son
The song "Der Erlkönig" is

A. strophic
B. through-composed
C. absolute music
D. operatic
E. in binary form
B. through-composed
The composer best remembered for his or her art songs is

A. Beethoven
B. Schubert
C. Clara Schumann
D. Felix Mendelssohn
E. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
B. Schubert
A feature of Romantic music is its

A. rich harmonies
B. concise musical works
C. use of folk music
D. complex rhythms
E. all of the above
A. Rich Harmonies
An art song is

A. a solo song sung by a chorus
B. a musical setting of a poem
C. a song about a painting
D. an arrangement of a folk song for piano or other instrument
E. a folk melody that has been incorporated into an opera
B. a musical setting of a poem
The reason why there seems to be few recognized women composers is

A. it was a man's world
B. they could not take advanced courses in harmony and orchestration
C. they had trouble getting their music published
D. their fathers and brothers usually discouraged them from composing
E. all of the above
E. all of the above
The singer of Schubert's "Der Erlkönig" must represent four characters, which are the

A. horse, son, father, and Erl King
B. son, father, narrator, and horse
C. son, father, Erl King, and priest
D. narrator, father, Erl King, and priest
E. narrator, father, son, and Erl King
E. narrator, father, son, and Erl King
Art songs are often called by their German name, which is

A. Singspiels
B. Lieder
C. Werk
D. Verzeichnis
E. Volkmusik
B. Lieder
The "Poet of the Piano" was

A. Liszt
B. Beethoven
C. Chopin
D. Schubert
E. Mendelssohn
C. Chopin
The melody of Liszt's La Campanella

A. was originally a Hungarian folk song
B. was originally a phrase of Gregorian chant
C. is a combination of two short songs
D. was originally written for a Polish national dance
E. was originally a violin piece by Paganini
E. was originally a violin piece by Paganini
The performer who Liszt copied extensively and admired very much was

A. Clara Schumann
B. Niccolò Paganini
C. Beethoven
D. Felix Mendelssohn
E. Robert Schumann
B. Niccolò Paganini
The Romantic period is sometimes called "The Golden Age of

A. Opera"
B. Harmony"
C. the Piano"
D. the Orchestra"
E. the Singer"
C. the Piano"
Which is not a character piece?

A. ballad
B. etude
C. impromptu
D. fantasia
E. sonata
E. sonata
Liszt's La Campanella is a

A. sonata
B. character piece
C. virtuoso set of variations on a theme
D. work for piano and orchestra
E. None of the above
C. virtuoso set of variations on a theme

A character piece is

A. a free-sounding, short work for piano
B. a short piano work by an eccentric composer
C. a short work for orchestra
D. a song about an unusual person
E. none of the above
A. a free-sounding, short work for piano
Theme transformation is
D. a melodic fragment that is subject to changes in rhythm, harmony, and other features
A feature of the fifth movement of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is the use of
a theme from Gregorian chant
Berlioz created his Symphonie fantastique to vent his feelings about
his admiration for the poet Lamartine
Which two composers in addition to Berlioz are especially recognized for their program music?
Liszt and Richard Strauss
How many movements does Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique have?
5
A tone poem or symphonic poem is
a one-movement program work for orchestra
Program music is music that is
associated by the composer with a nonmusical idea
Instrumental music cannot literally tell a story because it would
A. sound almost comic
B. not do so accurately
C. be a weak substitute for music with words