Beethoven’s birth and death dates
City of Beethoven’s birth
Bonn, Germany
What great composer did Beethoven meet (when he was around 17 years old) 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
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 – Symphony 1, 1st mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony 1, 1st mvmt
What year was Beethoven’s Heligenstadt Testament written
What is the Moonlight Sonata’s opus number
Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14, Opus 27 No. 2 (Moonlight) 1st mvmt
Beethoven’s Pathetique Piano Sonata (Opus 13) is written in which of his periods
What is key point in Beethoven’s Heligenstadt Testament
that he was going deaf
Beethoven – Pathetique Piano Sonata, Opus 13, 1st mvmt
Beethoven – Pathetique Piano Sonata, Opus 13, 1st mvmt
Beethoven – Pathetique Piano Sonata, Opus 13, 2nd mvmt
Beethoven – Pathetique Piano Sonata, Opus 13, 2nd mvmt
How many symphonies did Beethoven write
The Third Symphony, the Erioca is written in which of Beethoven’s periods
The Erioca symphony was originally dedicated to
Napolean Bonaparte
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/false recapitulation in the first movement of the Eroica symphony
Beethoven – Eroica Symphony, 1st mvmt
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.
What is the title of Beethoven’s only opera
What period are Beethoven’s Opus 59 string quartets written in
Who was Beethoven honoring when he introduced a Russian melody as the principal theme for the finale of the Opus 59, No. 1 String Quartet
Russian ambassador to Vienna, Andrey Razumovsky
How many quartets are in Beethoven’s Opus 59
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5, 1st mvmt
What referential name is given to Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
pastoral 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

Who wrote the text to the Ode to Joy incorporated in the Ninth Symphony?
Freidrich Schiller
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 LAST Piano Sonata written in Beethoven’s late period
How many piano sonatas did Beethoven write
What is the opus number in Beethoven’s last string quartets
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.?
In which movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony does the timpani complete the opening theme?
What movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony contains a double fugue
Which movement in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony incorporates the timpani to complete the opening theme
The Scherzo in Beethoven symphonies replaced what previous classical movement form
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 1st mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 1st mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 2nd mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 2nd mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 4th mvmt
What are Schubert’s birth and death dates
Name one of Schubert’s major song cycles
die schone mullerin, winterreise
Schubert was a torchbearer during which famous composer’s funeral and was buried in close proximity to that composer
What is the instrumentation of the Trout Quintet by Schubert we studied in class
piano + string quartet
According the course text, what is alternated in Schubert’s “Standchen” to evoke a “sweet melancholy” which is a “trademark” of Schubert’s style?
alternating minor and major forms of a key or triad
Approximately how many Lieder did Schubert write
over 600
Schubert – “Die Forelle”
Schubert – “Die Forelle”
Schubert – Erlkonig
Schubert – Erlkonig
What is the subtitle of Schubert’s eighth symphony
Schubert – Symphony No.8 (The Unfinished Symphony), 1st mvmt
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Schubert – Symphony No.8 (The Unfinished Symphony), 1st mvmt
What composer discovered the manuscript of Schubert’s “Great” Symphony in C Major and asked Mendelssohn to conduct it
robert schumann
What are Berlioz’s birth and death dates
1803 -1869
What year was Symphonie Fantastique composed
To what specific character does the “idee fixe” in the opening theme in the first movement in Symphonie Fantastique refer
a woman whose love he hopes to win; artists self destructive passion; Harriet Smithson Irish actor
Berlioz – Symphonnie Fantastique, 4th mvmt
Berlioz – Symphonnie Fantastique, 4th mvmt
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, 5th mvmt
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, 5th mvmt
In Berlioz’s second symphony, Harold in Italy, what instrument plays the connective theme in each movement
solo viola
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
Felix Mendelssohn birth and death years are
What are the titles of Mendelssohn’s two oratorios
elijah, st.paul
What non-German speaking country did Mendelssohn visit many times throughout his adult life, giving concerts as pianist and conductor conducting premieres, and in which the King and Queen honored him
As discussed in class, what great poet did Mendelssohn meet (and play the piano for) when Mendelssohn was a young boy
Name the baroque work and its composer that Mendelssohn conducted in Germany, the first time it was performed in approximately 75 years, that we discussed in class
St. Matthew’s Passion – Bach
Name one of the two Baroque composers on which Mendelssohn modeled his oratorios
Bach, Handel
Name the famous soprano with whom Mendelssohn was deeply involved (full name)
Jenny Lind
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.4 (“The Italian”), 1st mvmt
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.4 (“The Italian”), 1st mvmt
What are Robert Schumann’s birth and death dates
How many symphonies did Schumann write
On which instrument did Clara Schumann give concerts
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
What is the title of the set of 13 pieces for piano written by Schumann which include “Traumeri” (Reverie) which we heard in class
Schumann’s degeneration and injury to one of his fingers caused the loss of a concert career on what instrument
According to the text, Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 represents his radical rethinking because
he concieved it as a work in one continuous flow that contains within it the four standard movements of a symphony. combines traditional forms with a continuous process of variation.
What is the name of the group that Schumann helped to form to support new music and which he immortalized in the title of one of his piano works
Name the book of compositions by J.S.Bach that Chopin’s 24 Preludes emulate
the well tempered clavier
What are Chopin’s birth and death years
Chopin wrote almost exclusively for which instrument
Chopin – Fantasie Impromtu #4, Opus 66
Mazurkas are in what meter
Chopin’s Mazurkas are based on a folk dance form from what country
Chopin – Polonaise #6, Opus 53 in A flat
Chopin – Polonaise #6, Opus 53 in A flat major
Chopin’s nocturne form was from the Irish pian/composer
John Field
Are any of Chopin’s ballades written for voice?
Chopin’s Ballades are inspired by
Polish narrative ballads
Chopin – Ballade in G minor, Opus 23
Chopin – Ballade in G minor, Opus 23
According to class lectures, what were Chopin’s three compositional models
Dances, Nocturnes, Etudes ??
Chopin – Valse opus 34, no.2 in A minor
Chopin – Valse opus 34, no.2 in A minor
How many Scherzi did Chopin write
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)
According to the course text, where were “Parlor Songs” developed
The US and Canada
According to the course text how did philosopher Friedrich Schlegel differentiate “classic” poetry and art from “Romantic” poetry
classic: objectively beautiful, limited in scope and theme, universally valid
romantic: transgressed rules + limits, expresses insatiable longing, richness of nature
Based on the course text, name three “themes” that Romanticism was a direct reaction to
society change + technology >>> refuge in the past, myths, the supernatural, irrational
nation >>> common folk are the nation
cities >>> valued rural life, solitude + the individual
routine >>> novelty, boundlessness, exotic
capitalism >>> enlightens the world thru access to a realm beyond the ordinary
According to the course text, in an essay, E.T.A. Hoffman considered which kind or genre of music as the “most Romantic art”
instrumental music >>> free from the concreteness of words
According to the course text, who wrote “Home! Sweet Home and in what year
Henry R. Bishop 1823
Author, Aurore Dudevant’s pseudonym was
George Sand
Specifically according to the text, American song writer, Stephen Foster, combined elements from 5 existing genres of songs. Name 3 of them
British ballads, American minstrel songs, German lieder, Itaian opera, Irish folk songs
In the Classical period, the main harmonic and tonal relationship is between the Tonic and the Dominant. That relationship is threatened and undermined in the 19th century by what harmonic/tonal relationship
Specifically according to the text, the phrase a cappella has been used since the 17th century to “denote the old contrapuntal style known as stile antico, but in the 19th century” this term came to mean
In symphonies written in the Classical period, brass instruments are often primarily used as harmonic fillers. By way of contrast, in 19th century Romantic orchestras, brass players often play
the melody