Define the term classic
Classic refers to the Greek and Roman cultures of literature and art. It embodies formal elegance, simplicity, dignity and correctness of style. Denotes the “Viennese Classic School” including such people as Haydn, Mozart and the early years of Beethoven. It also denotes a period that gives the impression of greater stability, repose, clarity and balance.
Outline at least 3 sociocultural/economic influences on Classic music
1: System of patronages/aristocrats who would pay to have composers write music
2: Opera houses made it so all social classes were able to hear music
3: Publishing houses made composers/pieces more famous
Outline at least 3 functions of music in the Classic era
1: The demand for dancing music was still high
2: Entertainment for people in their houses and their guests
3: Music in the home created chamber music
True or false: A common rondo pattern is ABACABA
A brilliant solo selection in a concerto designed to display the performer’s talents
What is the usual order of movements in a classical symphony?
Fast, slow, rondo, fast
Describe the typical orchestra of the Classical era
String, brass, woodwind, percussion. Parts of an orchestra all working together with different parts
True or false: A symphony is a sonata for orchestra
The K number that appears after Mozart’s works
Kochel who put his work in chronological order and was a teacher to Mozart
Describe the instrumentation of a string quartet
2 violins, viola, cello
Between what years did Clasicism, as a stylistic period in musci, occur?
The Classical concerto is a large-scale work in three movements for what?
Soloists and orchestras
Name the three basic parts of the sonata-allegro form
Exposition, decapitulation, recapitualtion
Haydn was fortunate in having a long relationship with what noble Hungarian family?
Ester Hazy
What made Haydn a prolific composer?
His 68 string quartets and 104 symphonies
True or false: Between the ages 6 and 15 Mozart was continually on tour in England and Europe
Beethoven, as a musical heir of Haydn and Mozart, bridged what two eras?
Romantic and Classical
What made Beethoven’s 9th symphony unusual?
It was scored for chorus and vocal as well as orchestra
Who composed each of the following:
A) Eine Kleine Nachmusik
B) Surprise Symphony (No. 94)
C) Symphony No. 40 in G minor
D) Eroica Symphony (No. 3)
E) The Marriage of Figaro (opera)
F) The Creation (oratorio)
G) Fidelio (opera)
A) Mozart
B) Haydn
C) Mozart
D) Beethoven
E) Mozart
F) Haydn
G) Beethoven