Music Test #4

  1. the same melody is repeated with every stanza, 2 strophes treated identically.
    strophic form
  2. proceeds from beginning to end, without repetition of whole sections.
  3. the same melody may be repeated for two or three stanzas, with new material introduced when the poem requires it, generally at the climax.
    modified-strophic form
  4. German-texted solo vocal song with piano accompaniment.
    Lied (Lieder)
  5. groups of Lieder that were unified by a narrative thread or descriptive theme.
    song cycle
  6. instrumental music that has literary or pictorial associations provided by the composer.
    program music
  7. pure music, which consists of musical patterns that have no literary or pictorial meanings.
    absolute music
  8. a multi-movement orchestral work
    program symphony
  9. a one-movement programmatic work with contrasting sections to develop a poetic idea, suggest a scene, or create a mood.
    symphonic poem
  10. the symphony's recurrent theme
    idee fixe (fixed idea)
  11. a genre that integrated theater and music completely and did away with the concept of separate arias, duets, ensembles and choruses.
    music drama
  12. leading motives that recur through a work and are also subject to variation and development.
  13. a movement developed by painters who tried to capture their "first impression" of a subject through varies treatments of light and color.
  14. the literary response to Impressionism in which writings are suggestive of images and ideas rather than literally descriptive.
  15. a scale derived from various non-Western musics and built entirely of whole-tone intervals.
    whole- tone scales
  16. composed mostly of percussion instruments including gongs, chimes and drums during Impressionism.
    gamelan orchestra
  17. German response to French Impressionism, in music, composers such as Schoenberg and Webern explored new harmonic systems and the extreme registers of instruments.
  18. sought to revive balance and objectivity in the arts by returning to formal structures of the past.
  19. devised by Schoenberg; strict, based on and unified by the tone row.
    serialism (12-tone method)
  20. an arrangement of 12 chromatic tones
    tone row
  21. formal above the expressive
  22. slight speeding up or slowing down of the tempo of a piece at the discretion of the soloist or the conductor
    tempo rubato
  23. a religious chant melody
    Dies irae
  24. The Moldau
    • programmatic symphonic/tone poem
    • composer: Smetana
  25. Erlking
    • through-composed form Lied
    • composer: Schubert
  26. “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto
    • strophic opera aria
    • composer: Verdi
  27. Violin Sonata in A minor, II
    • genre: sonata
    • composer: Beach
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Music Test #4