Beethoven’s birth and death dates
City of Beethoven’s birth
Bonn, Germany
Beethoven’s first visit to Vienna was in what year
What great composer did Beethoven meet and possibly have a few lessons with during his first visit to Vienna
Year in which Beethoven returned to Vienna to live there permanently
Great composer who Beethoven studied with for a few years in Vienna
Was Beethoven as facile in writing symphonies as Mozart or Haydn, yes or no
What year ends Beethoven’s “first period”
How many “periods” are Beethoven’s compositions divided into
What are the start and end years for periods after Beethoven’s first period
the middle period was from 1803-1814, and the late period was from 1815 up to 1827
Beethoven’s Opus 2 No. 3, Piano Sonata was written in which of his periods
Beethoven dedicated Opus 2 No. 3 to
Beethoven’s Pathetique Piano Sonata (Opus 13) is written in which of his periods
The introduction of the Pathetique Piano Sonata is marked with what performance instruction
grave Allegro di molto e con brio
The form of the last movement of the Pathetique Piano Sonata is (ABA, Rondo…)
The name of Beethoven’s nephew for who he was guardian
How many symphonies did Beethoven write
The instrument on which Beethoven gave many concerts
The Third Symphony, the Erioca is written in which of Beethoven’s periods
The Erioca symphony was originally dedicated to
Napolean Bonaparte
Did Beethoven seek a “court appointment” as a composer in Vienna, yes or no

If no to the previous question, how would Beethoven have supported himself

no-annual stipends or single gifts from members of the aristocracy; income from subscription concerts, concerts, and lessons; and proceeds from sales of his works.
In the first movement of the Eroica symphony, what is unusual about the recapitulation
he recapitulation starts with the main theme with original scoring, and, as in the exposition, falls down to C? (b.402), but resolves in a different direction. . Unlike in the exposition, the harmony moves to the dominant seventh of the supertonic.
What instrument is involved in the unusual recapitulation in the first movement of the Eroica symphony
The second movement in the Eroica symphony is what kind of march
funeral march
What is the title of Beethoven’s only opera
At least how many overtures did Beethoven write for his only opera
The Opus 18 string quartets are written in Beethoven’s early period. What period are his Opus 59 string quartets written in
Who are the Opus 59 string quartets dedicated to
Count Razumovsky??
Name two instruments that were used in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony that were not used in symphonies before that time
trombonr and piccolo
What referential name is given to Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
pastoral symphony
Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies were premiered on the same evening in what year
How many movements are in Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
Name one of the referential titles for one of the movements in Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country): allegro ma non troppo

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Szene am Bach (Scene at the brook): andante molto mosso
Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Happy gathering of country folk): allegro

Gewitter. Sturm (Thunderstorm; Storm): allegro

Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefuhle nach dem Sturm (Shepherds’ song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm): allegretto

A performance of the work lasts about 40 minutes. The last three movements are performed togeth

What year were Beethoven’s Symphonies #7 and 8 completed
What is the name given to the Overtures written for Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio
Leonore 1, 2, 3, 4
Name two other Overtures written by Beethoven
Opus 84: Egmont, overture and incidental Music (1810)
Opus 91: Wellington’s Victory (“Battle Symphony”) (1813)
Opus 113: Die Ruinen von Athen (The ruins of Athens), overture and incidental music (1811)
Opus 117: Konig Stephan (King Stephen), overture and incidental music (1811)
Opus 115: Zur Namensfeier Overture (Feastday) (1815)
Opus 124: Die Weihe des Hauses Overture (Consecration of the House) (1822)
Opus 43: The Creatures of Prometheus, overture and ballet music (1801)
Opus 62: Coriolan Overture (1807)
What is the opus number of the first Piano Sonata written in Beethoven’s middle period
What is the Moonlight Sonata’s opus number
Which of Beethoven’s periods were the Waldstein and Appassionata Piano Sonatas of Beethoven written in
How many piano sonatas did Beethoven write
How many piano concerti did Beethoven write
6 ?
What is the opus number in Beethoven’s last quartets
What is key point in Beethoven’s Heligenstadt Testament
that he was going deaf
What year was Beethoven’s Heligenstadt Testament written
According to biographer Maynard Solomon, who was Beethoven’s “immortal beloved”
Antonie Brentano
What movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony contains a double fugue
How many Scherzi did Chopin write
Aurore Dudevant’s pseudonym was
George Sand
Chopin’s nocturne form was from the Irish pian/composer
John Field
Chopin’s Mazurkas are based on a folk dance form from what country
Mazurkas are in what meter
What are Chopin’s birth and death years
Felix Mendelssohn birth and death years are
What are Schubert’s birth and death dates
Schubert’s favorite modulations were to
from tonic to flat keys particularl mediant and sub mediant
Name one of Schubert’s major song cycles
die schone mullerin, winterreise
Why is the Piano Quintet subtitled The Trout
andantino variations
How many operas did Schubert write
How many symphonies did Schubert write
What is the subtitle of Schubert’s eighth symphony
How are the works of Goethe and Schubert related
shubert set 59 of Goethes poems to music
What was the basis of the ‘form’ in most of Schubert’s Lieder
What song cycle by Schubert is based on twenty-four poems by Muller
During the last two months of his life, Schubert wrote the String Quintet in C Major, D. 956. The “fifth” instrument, added to the standard string quartet in this Quintet is a
second cello
What composer discovered the manuscript of Schubert’s “Great” Symphony in C Major and had it performed for the first time in public
robert schumann
What are Berlioz’s birth and death dates
1803 -1869
What year was Symphonie Fantastique composed
What are Robert Schumann’s birth and death dates
How many symphonies did Schumann write
Schumann wrote two song cycles in 1840, somewhat inspired by his upcoming marriage to Clara Wieck Schumann. One song cycle is Frauenlieve und-leben. The other song cycle is
Which movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony incorporates the timpani to complete the opening theme
What is unusual about the opening harmony in the first movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
This first subject later returns fortissimo at the outset of the recapitulation section, in D major, rather than the opening’s D minor. The coda employs the chromatic fourth interval.?
The Scherzo in Beethoven symphonies replaced what previous form classical form
The word, ‘romantic,’ derived from
medieval romance
“Romantic” in the 19th century was applied first to _____, then to music and art.
Romantic art expands or transgresses
rules and limits
Romantic art focused on the individual and on expression of the self, true or false
The Romantic’s interest in color led to them to consider painting as the quintessential visual art. On the other hand, _____ with its overt emphasis on form, was considered “Classical.”
The Age of Enlightenment, eighteenth century belief in rationalist and logical ideals was shaken by _____ in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
Events (reign of terror after French revolution, and war all over Europe)
Berlioz’s opera, Les Troyens, was adapted from what ancient literary work
Berlioz’s opera, Beatrice and Benedict is based on Shakespeare’s
Much Ado About Nothing
In addition to being a well known composer, Berlioz was also a well known
music critic/author of his o wn memoirs
In Berlioz’s second symphony, Harold in Italy, what instrument plays the connective theme in each movement
solo viola
Who wrote the text to the Ode to Joy incorporated in the Ninth Symphony
What year was the Ninth Symphony written in
IIn which movement in a Beethoven symphony is a Scherzo normally found
Mendelssohn wrote an oratorio, in the tradition of Handel, entitled
While Haydn’s orchestras consisted of barely 25 players, by the 1830’s, Romantic music orchestras had around ____ players.
How many violin concerto’s did Mendelssohn write
Chopin Preludes emulate what work of J.S. Bach which utilize all the major and minor keys
the well tempered clavier
Chopin wrote 24 Etudes, 12 in Opus 10 and 12 in _____ (He also wrote three additional Etudes without an opus number)
opus 25
Schumann’s degeneration and injury to one of his fingers caused the loss of a concert career on what instrument
Schumann was more known as a ________ than a composer during his thirties and early forties