Which of the following composers is not considered a master of the classical period?A. Johann Christian BachB.
Ludwig van BeethovenC. Wolfgang A. MozartD. Joseph Haydn2.
Joseph Haydn was content to spend most of his lifeA. as an independently wealthy composerB. as a professional free-lance musicianC. serving a wealthy aristocratic familyD.
as a church musician and organist3. Which of the following statements is not true?A. In the classical period, composers were influenced by folk and popular music. B. While a late baroque musical composition may convey a single emotion, a classical composition will fluctuate in mood. C.
Composers in the classical period tended to use terraced dynamics in their compositions. D. The basso continuo was gradually abandoned during the classical period. 4.
Composers in the classical period took middle-class tastes into account byA. flavoring their serious compositions with folk and popular musicB. writing comic operas that sometimes ridiculed the aristocracyC. writing dance music for public ballsD. all of the above5.
The prospering middle class in the classical period sought aristocratic luxuries such asA. theaterB. literatureC. musicD. all of the above6.
Joseph Haydn was content to spend most of his lifeA. as an independently wealthy composerB. as a professional free-lance musicianC. serving a wealthy aristocratic familyD. as a church musician and organist7.
Haydn’s contract of employment shows that he was consideredA. a skilled servantB. a free-lance musicianC. a visiting guest composerD. an equal by his employer8. In Vienna, Haydn and MozartA.
avoided each otherB. became close friendsC. were jealous of each otherD. never met9. The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted ofA.
a loose ensemble of available instrumentsB. strings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpaniC. strings with harpsichord continuoD. woodwinds, trombones, drums, and strings10.
A symphony is aA. sonata for orchestraB. work for solo instrumentC. work for chorus and orchestraD. work for piano solo11. Sonata form consists of three main sections, exposition, development, andA.
introductionB. recapitulationC. motivesD. transition12. The three main sections of a sonata-form movement are often followed by a concluding section known as theA. codaB.
themeC. bridgeD. motive13. A transitional passage that leads to a contrasting section is called aA. codaB. themeC.
bridgeD. motive14. Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are calledA. codasB.
ridesC. melodiesD. m