Email: jbaird@camden.rutgers.edu
Telephone: 856-225-6210
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00am to 11:00am



CPE Bach and ________ were two of the more important pre classical composers.
What are the dates of the Classical Era?
Name the three composers who are considered masters of the classical era.
T/F Composers in the classical period continued to use terraced dynamics in their compositions.
T/F The basso continuo was gradually abandoned during the classical period.
T/F Classical composers stressed balance and clarity of structure.

T/F J. Haydn's employment contract shows that he was treated like a skilled servant.
T/F Political and economic power shifted during the classical period from the middle class to the aristocracy and the church.
Describe the character of the minuet.
Verdi studied music in ______ where Italy's most important opera house is located.
When a composer writes new music for each stanza of a poem the form is known as ______.
Name two writers of lyric poetry that were favored by romantic composers.
T/F Schubert was the first great master of the romantic art song.
The symphonic poem or tone poem, a one movement otchestra composition based to some extent on literary or pictorial ideas, was created by
How many songs did Schubert write.
In Pucccini's La Boheme, Rodolfo is a young _______.
Puccini's first successful opera was ________.
Rigoletto, the title character in Verdi's opera was a ____________.
Name Mozart's three masterpieces of Italian opera.
Haydn was fortunate in having a long and fruitful, as well as financially stable relationship with the noble Hungarian family of __________.
A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for __________and _____________.
The lyric slow movement of a symphony is most often the _________movement.
T/F A symphony is a musical composition for solo instrument and orchestra.
T/F A symphony is a musical composition for orchestra usually in four movements.
The first movement of a classical symphony is almost always fast and in _________form
T/F The rondon as a musical form was not used in musical compositions after the classical period.
T/F A common rondo pattern is ABACABA
Rondo form is often combined with elements of sonata form to produce the sonata-rondo.
Name the parts of a sonata form movement
Characterize Liszt's piano works. (at least three aspects)
T/F Liszt typified the romantic movement because he had a charismatic personality, was an innovative composer and was a stupendous performer.
Even though Smetana was deaf he composed a musical work depicting Bohemia's main river, the _________. (name)
T/F Bedrich Smetana founded Czech national music.
The 4th mvt of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique depicts a ______________.

T/F Berlioz incorporates the medieval chant Dies Irae, taditionally sung in the mass for the dead, in the last movement of Symphonie Fantastique.
T/F The idee fixe appears in all five movements and unifies the contrasting episodes of the symphony
T/F The second movement of the Symphonie Fantastique is a waltz, the most popular dance of the Romantic period.
T/F Parisians were startled by Berlioz' Fantastic Symphony because of its vivid description of the weird and diabolical, amazingly novel orchestration and sensationally autobiographical program.
T/F The Fantastic Symphony reflects Berlioz's love for the actress Harriet Smithson.
T/F The pitch range of the Fortepiano was smaller than the modern piano.
T/F The fortepiano weighs as much as the modern piano
The tone of the fortepiano was softer and lasted a shorter time than that of the modern piano
T/F Haydn while employed by Esterhazy's composed all the music requested by his patron, conducted the orchestra of about 25 players, coached the singers for operatic performances.
T/FComposers took middle class tastes into account by flavoring their serious compositions with folk and popular music, writing operas that sometimes ridiculed the aristocracy, writing dance music for public
The slow movement of a classical symphony is usually in _______ ________form.
The rondo because of liveliness, regularity and buoyancy serves as the ________ movement of a symphony.
The symphonic movement usually lacking in the concerto is the _________.

Mozart was born in ____________, Austria.
Mozart and Beethoven wrote concertos for the ___________-, their favorite instrument.
Until the age of 36 Liszt toured Europe as a virtuoso ________.
Number of Schubert's songs ______
The Erlking is a romantic personification of ___________.
The pianos relentless rhythm in Erlkonig unifies the episodes and suggests the ___________.
As a Youth Liszt was influenced by the performances of __________.
A study piece designed to help a performer master specific technical difficulties is known as _________.
T/F Chopin's Revolutionary Etude develops the pianist's left hand because the left hand must play rapid passages throughout.
T/F Most of Chopin's pieces are exquisite miniatures.
T/F Chopin was shy and reserved
T/F In the recapitulation of the sontat-form movement the second theme is in a new key.
Beethoven bridged the ____________-and _____________ periods
T/F Beethoven carried musical sketchbooks which indicate his struggle with musical material
T/F Beethoven was most successful financially when in the service of the aristocracy
T/F Beethoven was self educated but was weak in arithmetic, was a brilliant pianist and began to go deaf at age 29.
Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called __________.
A transitional passage that leads to a contrasting section is called ___________.
Make a schematic outline for theme and variations form (AB etc)
T/F Each successive variation in a theme with variations retains some elements of the theme.
TF In Vienna, Haydn and Mozart were enemies.
The concluding section of a Sonata Form is called ___________.
T/F The trombone was normally included in the classical era orchestra.
In the classical era comic operas sometimes ridiculed the aristocracy
T/F Romantic composers often composed to execute a commission or meet the demands of an aristocratic or church patron.
Who was the preeminent violin virtuoso of the Romantic era?
______________ was one of the few Romantic composers to be fortunate enough to have a patron.
Both Hector Berlioz and ________________supported themselves by being music critics.
When the same music is repeated for each stanza of the poem the form is _________________.
What musical instrument was a part of every middle class home __________?
The NY Philharmonic is the _____oldest orchestra in the world.
TF The second theme returns in the Recapitulation of a sonata form in an exact repetition of its statement in the exposition
TF The minuet is in a quick and lively tempo.
The favored solo instrument in the classical concerto was the ___________.
There are few changes in texture and orchestration in Haydn's music.
T/F Between the ages of six and fifteen, Mozart received an excellent formal education in Salzburg.
T/F The main theme of the rondo is usually in the tonic key.
The _______movement of the Surprise Symphony is in theme and variations form.
The dates of the Romantic period in music are _____________.
T/F Emotional restraint is a characteristic aspect of romanticism in literature and painting.
Instrumental music that is associated with a story, poem, idea or scene is called _________music.
T/F Mozart is a romantic composer.
Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as:_____.
Of all the inspirations for romantic art, none was more important than __________.
The composer whose career was a model for many romantic composers was________.
The deliberate intent to draw creative inspiration from the composer's
own homeland is known as ___.
T/ F The orchestra in the romantic period was basically the same as in the classical period.
Who wrote the 1844 Treatise on Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration?

Compare and contrast the modern piano and the fortepiano.
T/F The piano's range remained basically the same in the classical and romantic eras.
A slight holding back or pressing forward of tempo in music is known as _________.
Which movement of a sonata type composition is patterned after a dance mvt?

Last updated September 1, 2003