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What are the most common orderings for sonata movements?


a. slow-fast-slow or slow-slow-fast


b. fast-slow or fast-fast


c. fast-slow-fast or fast-slow-fast-fast


d. fast-fast-slow or slow-fast-fast-fast

c. Fast-Slow-Fast -or- Fast-Slow-Fast-Fast




(FSF or FSFF)

How many piano sonatas did Brahms write?


a. 1


b. 3


c. 10


d. 32

b. 3

During which part of his career did Brahms write piano sonatas?


a. Early


b. Middle


c. Late


d. Various periods

a. Early

Which of these composers most influenced Brahms piano sonatas?


a. Bach


b. Beethoven


c. Chopin


d. Debussy

b. Beethoven

What is printed in the score for today's sonata (Sonata no.3 in F minor, op 5 - Brahms) at the start of the second movement?


a. A warning to the performer not to rush


b. A suggestion regarding fingering


c. A fragment of a love poem


d. A tribute to Mozart

c. A fragment of a love poem

A Schubertiade is...


a) A conference of music historians who study the works of Franz Schubert


b) A Song Recital


c) A musical party held during Schubert’s lifetime where many of the composer’s works were premiered and first heard


d) A commercial for selling classical music

c. A musical party held during Schubert's lifetime where many of the composer's works were premiered and first heard

The word lieder in German refers to:


a) poetry


b) songs


c) piano pieces


d) delicious German sausage

b. songs

Which of the following statements is not true?


a) Schubert contracted syphilis


b) Schubert wrote almost 1000 works


c) Schubert lived a long life


d) Schubert worked as a school teacher

c) Schubert lived a long life



The piano part in the song Erlkonig depicts:


a) a thunder storm


b) a battle


c) an avalanche


d) a galloping horse

d. a galloping horse

Which of the following poets was a close friend of Schubert's?


a) Mayrhofer


b) Goethe


c) Schiller


d) Maya Angelou

a) Mayrhofer

Composer Robert Maggio lives in:


A. Pensecola


B. Pennsylvania


C. Penny Lane


D. Pendragon

B. Pennsylvania

The style of Laura Schwendinger could best be described as:


A. Classical


B. Baroque


C. Modern


D. Romantic

C. Modern

Langkawi Mythology, by Su Lian Tan, describes a myth from:


A. Europe


B. South America


C. Russia


D. South East Asia

D. South East Asia


(about formation of an island)

Ballade, by Stephen Dankner, takes its inspiration from:


A. Hip hop


B. Emo


C. Drum and bass


D. Jazz

D. Jazz

All pieces (Divide, Rapture, Langkawi Mythology, Ballade) were written for


A. Samuel Malloy


B. Daniel Grabois


C. Manual Dargois


D. W.E.B. DuBois

B. Daniel Grabois


(the shitty french horn guy)

Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Bach comprises of how many pieces total?


A. 2—1 Sonata and 1 Partita


B. 4 –2 Sonatas and 2 Partitas


C. 6 –3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas


D. 12 –6 Sonatas and 6 Partitas

D. 12 –6 Sonatas and 6 Partitas

Which statement is false regarding Bach's Sonata no. 2 in A minor for solo violin?




a) We know when it was first performed and who performed it


b) The piece has 4 movements structured slow, fast, slow, fast


c) The work contains a fugue


d) This sonata is rarely performed in modern times and is relatively obscure

d) This sonata is rarely performed in modern times and is relatively obscure

A fugue is:


A. Another name for a Sonata


B. A brass instrument popular in Bach’s time


C. A composition with two or more voices in which a short phrase in one part is imitated in other parts


D. A piece in which all parts play in unison with one another

C. A composition with two or more voices in which a short phrase in one part is imitated in other parts

A sonata is:




a) A work for two instruments


b) A type of piece invented by Bach and taken up by other composers


c) Usually has multiple parts or movements


d) All of the above

d) All of the above

Which of the following is true about Debussy's Violin Sonata?




a) It is very long compared to other pieces


b) It was the composer's last major composition


c) It has four movements


d) None of the above

b) It was the composer's last major composition

What instrumental group does the bassoon belong to?


a. Woodwind


b. Brass


c. percussion


d. String

a. Woodwind

What is a bassoon reed made of?


a. Bamboo


b. Wood


c. Arundo Donax


d. grass

C. Arundo Donax

What do the first three pieces of program 5 (Premiere Solo, Solo de Concert, Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso) have in common?




a) They were all written by French composers


b) They were all written for the Paris conservatory concours


c) They were all written the same year


d) Both a and b



d) Both a and b

"La Traviata" is a/an....


a. Opera


b. Symphony


c. song cycle


d. Lied

a. Opera

What nationality is Michail Glinka


a. German


b. Russian


c. Greek


d. French

b. Russian

Bohslav Martinu was a prolific


a. Dutch composer.


b. Chinese composer.


c. Czech composer.


d. Italian chef.

c. Czech composer

Sonata for flute, violin, and piano by B. Martinu has


a. 4 movements


b. 1 movement.


c. no movements.


d. 3 movements

a. 4 movements

B. Martinu composed his sonata for flute, violin, and piano in 1937 while living in


a. Bratislava


b. New York City


c. Moscow


d. Paris

b. Paris

W. A. Mozart was a prolific composer of the


a. Classical Era


b. Romantic Era


c. Baroque Era


d. Musical Theater

a. Classical era

Andante and Five Variations in G by Mozart was composed for


a. A solo instrument with an orchestra


b. A string quartet


c. Two keyboards


d. Piano 4 hands

d. Piano 4 hands

Francis Poulenc dedicated his oboe sonata in the memory of


a. Sergei Prokofiev


b. Napoleon Bonaparte


c. Sergei Rachmaninov


d. Jimi Hendrix

a. Sergei Prokofiev

Francis Poulenc was...


a. an Italian designer


b. a French composer


c. a famous chef


d. a British explorer

b. A French composer

Oboe and English horn are what type of instruments


a. string instruments


b. brass instruments


c. woodwind instruments


d. percussion instruments

c. Woodwind

Aris Carastathis is a professor of composition at a. UW-Madison


b. Lakehead University


c. Paris Conservatory


d. Boston University

b. Lakehead University

Antoniou composed the Five Likes for solo oboe...


a. in California


b. during a Badgers game


c. in Boston


d. in the memory of Sergei Prokofiev

a. in California

Beethoven's Op. 24 Violin Sonata was called the "Spring" because


a. it put a spring in his step every time he thought of it.


b. it reminded him of struts on horse drawn carriages of the time


c. its cheerfulness reminded him of spring after a cold winter.


d. he had strange ideas about naming things.


e. none of the above

e. none of the above

Beethoven wrote


a. 10 Sonatas for Piano and Violin


b. 9 Symphonies


c. 16 String Quartets


d. All of the Above

d. All of the Above

Beethoven


a. had a keen ear all of his life


b. was a brilliant improviser


c. was a very agreeable person


d. was born in Vienna and lived most of his life in Germany

b. was a brilliant improviser

Benjamin Britten


a. was a brilliant 20th Century English composer.


b. wrote 6 major works for cello inspired by the Russian virtuoso cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.


c. wrote a fugue for solo cello with no double stops.


d. all of the above

d. all of the above

Benjamin Britten


a. became a good friend of the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich


b. was a wonderful pianist


c. was a successful conductor


d. all of the above

d. all of the above

The earliest music written for the modern-day brass quintet was composed in:


1. The late 18th century.


2. The late 19th century.


3. The early 20th century.


4. The middle of the 20th century.

4. The middle of the 20th century.

William Mathias’ piece celebrates which season?1. Spring.


2. Summer.


3. Winter.


4. Fall.

2. Summer.

James Stephenson’s Hubble is written in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble and which other historical figure?


1. Edwin’s brother Eustice Hubble, a rugby player.


2. Edwin’s son, Joey Hubble, a saxophone player.


3. Eddie Hubble, a trombone player.


4. John Stewart Hubble, a television broadcaster.

3. Eddie Hubble, a trombone player.

Anders Hillborg comes from which country?


1. The United States.


2. The United Arab Emirates.


3. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.


4. Sweden.

4. Sweden.

Malcolm Arnold was known for what?


1. Carousing, gambling, and rapid fire foosball technique.


2. Socializing, dumpster diving, and scuba diving.


3. Reveling, singing, and excessive cleanliness.


4. Composing film scores, trumpet playing, and excessive drinking.

4. Composing film scores, trumpet playing, and excessive drinking.

What are the instruments in a string quartet?


a. violin, tuba, bass, and cello


b. 3 violas and a cello


c. oboe, cello, violin, and flute


d. 2 violins, viola, and a cello

d. 2 violins, viola, and a cello

How many string quartets did Mozart write?


a. 4


b. over 20


c. 500


d. none

b. over 20

What is a common theme in Janacek's string quartet no. 1?


a. crying babies.


b. music


c. a train


d. a bulldozer

c. a train

Janacek's string quartet no. 1 is based on a story written by?


a. Tolstoy


b. J.K. Rowling


c. Stephen King


d. Anne McCaffrey

a. Tolstoy

While writing his Quartet in A minor, op. 13, Mendelssohn was inspired by the late style of this notable musician:


a. Brahms


b. Bartok


c. Beethoven


d. Biggie Smalls

c. Beethoven

Bach's Solo Cello Suites were written in:


a. the 1700's


b. the 1900's


c. the 1100's


d. last year

a. the 1700's

The 6th Cello Suite is written for a cello with __ strings; the standard modern cello has __ strings.


a. 0; 6


b. 2; 2


c. 5; 4


d. 9; 8

c. 5; 4

The Cello Suites consist of a Prelude and 5 ______.


a. songs


b. dances


c. improvisations


d. jazz standards

b. dances

Baroque string instruments used strings made out of:


a. twine.


b. steel.


c. hemp.


d. the intestines of sheep and goats

d. the intestines of sheep and goats

While the modern bow has a concave shape, the baroque bow is:


a. triangular.


b. convex.


c. made out of iron.


d. unusable.

b. convex.

The French horn is in which family of instruments?


a. Strings


b. Woodwinds


c. Brass


d. The Gambino family

c. Brass

French horns usually play what kind of music?


a. Classical


b. Jazz


c. Ska


d. Hip hop

a. Classical

Bohemian Rhapsody was one of Queen’s most famous songs. It was written by their lead singer. What was his name?


a. Freddie Krueger


b. Freddie Flintstone.


c. Freddie Neptune


d. Freddie Mercury

d. Freddie Mercury

Led Zeppelin was a band known for its power, much of which came from the playing of its drummer. What was his name:


a. Joe Camel


b. John Lennon


c. John Bonham


d. Joel Cohn

c. John Bonham

Kansas’ hit song Carry on Wayward Son contains which of the following:


a. A heavy rock groove


b. A heavy blues groove


c. Unaccompanied singing in harmony


d. All of the above

d. All of the above

“Let me look at you” is the final quartet in an opera based on which of the following?


A. Little House on the Prairie


B. Grand Budapest Hotel


C. Little Women


D. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

C. Little Women

Which statement about composer Bernhard Herrmann is NOT true?


A. He wrote the film scores for Psycho, Vertigo, Fahrenheit 451, Citizen Kane, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Taxi Driver.


B. Bernhard Herrmann was born in Vienna.


C. The libretto for Wuthering Heights was written by Herrmann’s wife Lucille Fletcher base on Brontë’s novel.


D. Herrmann quoted Wagner”s opera Tristan und Isolde in the music to Vertigo.

B. Bernhard Herrmann was born in Vienna.

Which statement does NOT apply to Schumann’s Dichterliebe?


A. The pianist carries much of the drama, especially in the postludes.


B. The singer portrays a poet in a “rebound relationship”.


C. He’s into dreams, and flowers talk to him.


D. He gets the girl and they live happily ever after.

D. He gets the girl and they live happily ever after.

Rossini was a prolific opera composer. Which statements apply?


A. The Barber of Seville is Rossini’s most popular opera.


B. Madison Opera will be playing Barber of Seville April 24th- 26th.


C. Student Rush tickets will enable you to impress your date with high culture and not go broke.


D. All of the above.

D. All of the above.

The Merry Widow was written in 1905. There is strong evidence here that:


A. Men had trouble understanding women in 1905, due to a lack of Gender Studies majors in their social circles


B. Men’s bonding groups in 1905 appear to have been typically boisterous and fun.


C. Some things never change.


D. All of the above.

D. All of the above.

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker were instrumental in creating the genre of jazz known as:


a. swing


b. bebop


c. fusion


d. free jazz

b. bebop

If Ever I Would Leave You is a musical composition from which Broadway musical:


a. A Chorus Line


b. West Side Story


c. Guys and Dolls


d. Camelot

d. Camelot

Antonio Carlos Jobim became famous for composing music in this popular Brazilian style:a. salsa


b. merengue


c. bossa-nova


d. rock

c. bossa-nova

Latin jazz differs from standard jazz because eighth notes tend to played ______ as opposed to a swing rhythm.


a. straight


b. angular


c. fast


d. slow

a. straight

Sonny Rollins pioneered the modern tenor saxophone trio (sax, bass, drums) and was noted for the bold choice of leaving out this rhythm section instrument:


a. congas


b. piano


c. vibraphone


d. bass

b. piano