The Introduction To Stravinsky’S The Rite Of Spring Begins With A Melody Played On The

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An important American instrumental ensemble of the nineteenth century was the:Brass band
The most famous eighteenth-century American band was the:U.S. Marine Band
Players of brass and woodwind instruments were able to march in the late nineteenth century thanks to instrument designers such as:Adolphe Sax
Which of the following does NOT describe the career of Patrick S. Gilmore?Earned title as “March King”
America’s most famous bandmaster was:John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa conducted the:U.S. Marine Band
John Philip Sousa composed:The Washington Posts, The New York Civic Band, and The U.S. Marine Band
Which American Composer became known as the “King of Ragtime”?Joplin
Scott Joplin became famous when:his maple leaf rag sold a million copies.
Scott Joplin was awarded the pulitzer Prize for his operaTreemonisha
What is the principal musical characteristic of ragtime?Syncopation
In Joplin’s rags, what is a strain?A section usually having sixteen measures
True or False: Prior to the nineteenth century, the United States had no band tradition.False
True or False: After the Civil War, the Union Army band was directed by Patrick S. Gilmore.True
True or False: Patrick S. Gilmore composed the popular march the stars and stripes forever.False
True or False: John Philip Sousa created a sensation in both the United States and EuropeTrue
True or False: Scott Joplin introduced the maple leaf rag on a concert tour of Canada.False
True or False: Ragtime was named for its ragged, highly syncopated rhythms, and melodies.True
True or False: In Piano rags, the left hand plays the syncopated melody.False
True or False: Some actual performances of Scott Joplin are preserved on piano rollsTrue
Which of the following describes dissonance?It played a large in twentieth-century music.
The “Emancipation of dissonance” refers to freeing:Harmony from the necessity of moving from tension to rest.
Which early twentieth-century style dealt with the realm of the psyche?Expressionism
Which of the following does NOT characterize the musical language of Expressionism?extended passages of consonance
Music that rejects the framework of key is described as:atonal
Which Viennese composer invented the twelve-tone method after writing in both post-romantic and atonal styles?Schoenberg
Which of the following works was NOT composed by Schoenberg?Wozzeck
With which period in Schoenberg’s career is Pierrot lunaire associated?the atonal-Expressionist phase
Schoenberg created a new style in which vocal melodies were spoken rather than sung with exact pitches and rhythms. This was known as:Sprechstimme
Pierrot lunaire is based on a cycle of poems written by:Giraud
Each poem in Pierrot Lunaire is in___ form.Rondeau
What accompanies the voice in Pierrot lunaire?A chamber group
Schoenberg experimented with tone-color melody, or shifting each note of a melody to a different instrument. He called this:Klangfarbenmelodie
Which of the following is NOT true of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire?It is concerned with Pagan rituals
True or False: Expressionism was inspired by French painters.False
True or False: The melodies in Expressionistic music usually were conjunctFalse
True or False: Schoenberg’s early works exemplify post-Wagnerian Romanticism.True
True or False: In Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, the principle character is obsessed with the sunriseFalse
True or False: Each of the poems in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire has a different structureFalse
True or False: In Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, no two songs have the same combination of instrumentsTrue
Which of the following was the Paris-based Russian ballet company that commissioned Stravinsky to write several ballets?the Ballets Russes
Which of the following figures was NOT associated with the Ballets Russes?Monet
Who was the choreographer for the rite spring?Nijinsky
The Rite of Spring opened in Paris in 1913 to:A near riot
Which of the following was the Russian-born composer who wrote music in post-Impressionist,primitivist, Neoclassical, and Twelve-tone styles?Stravinsky
Which of the following is NOT a Stravinsky ballet?Daphnis and Chloe
Stravinsky immigrated to____ at the onset of World War 2The United States
The rite of Spring is characterized by:the percussive use of dissonance, polytonality, polyrhythms
The somewhat static quality of Stravinsky’s melodies and harmonies can be attributed in part to the use of:ostinatos
Which of the following musical elements in The Rite Of Spring could be considered the most innovative?unpredictable rhythms and meters
The introduction to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring begins with a melody played on the:bassoon
Which of the following best describes the meter in Stravinsky’s Dance of the Youths and Maidens, from the Rite of Spring?unpredictable accents set against a duple meter
True or False: Stravinsky’s ballets all achieved immediate popularity with their audiences.False
True or False: The opening-night audience of The Rite of Spring was undoubtedly startled and repelled by the pagan rites being depicted.True
True or False: Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring had a revolutionary impact on music of the twentieth century.True
True or False: In The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky quotes and imitates Russian folk melodies.True
True or False: After living in France for many years, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky eventually became a U.S. citizen.True
True or False: Stravinsky tried his hand at many compositional styles throughout his careerTrue
True or False: Stravinsky’s greatest contribution to the art music of the twentieth century is thought to be his development of the twelve-tone method.False
True or False: Because the music of The Rite Of Spring was tied to unpopular choreography, it has been seldom played since the ballet’s premiereFalse