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None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a motive (motif)?
  1. short melodic or rhythmic idea
  2. large unit
  3. smallest unit to form a melody or theme
  4. the melody
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a string quartet?
  1. chamber music genre
  2. ABA form
  3. two violins, two cellos
  4. two violins, viola, cello
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a theme and variation form?
  1. melody is stated then undergoes series of transformation
  2. changes made to melody, harmony, rhythm, orchestration
  3. usually the first movement of a sonata cycle
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is the Viennese School in the Classical period?
  1. refers to musical style by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi
  2. refers to musical style by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
  3. refers to cultures of Ancient Rome and Greece
  4. refers to the emphasis on the emotion of a piece
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is an absolute music?
  1. music that contains word painting
  2. pure music
  3. music that is not "about" anything
  4. the Four Seasons is an example of this
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a cyclical structure?
  1. same as ritornello form
  2. materials heard in one movement recurs in later movements
  3. themes return in the same movement
  4. ABA form
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is scherzo and trio?
  1. another word for minuet and trio
  2. Italian for "jest" or "joke"
  3. used to replace the sonata allegro form as the first movement
  4. used to replace the minuet as the third movement
None Classical - 1750-1830
What does style galant mean?
  1. "light and airy" approach
  2. French for elegant style
  3. emphasizes on homophonic texture
  4. emphasizes on terraced dynamics
  5. emphasizes on delicate ornamentation
None Classical - 1750-1830
What are elements in the recapitulation of a sonata form?
  1. return of the first theme
  2. return of the second theme in tonic key
  3. return of the second theme in dominant or relative major key
  4. development of motives and themes
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a serenade?
  1. multi-movement orchestral genre
  2. The Four Seasons is an example of this
  3. performed in aristocratic social settings and outdoor events
  4. for string quartet
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is Empfindsamer Stile?
  1. German for galant style
  2. German for "sensitive style"
  3. expressive style
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is Sturm und Drang?
  1. German for "storm and stress"
  2. emphasizes on the Affections philosophy from the Baroque period
  3. literary movement related to Goethe, and other writers
  4. heightened emotionalism and dramatic contrasts
None Classical - 1750-1830
What is a rocket theme?
  1. rapidly ascending melody outlining an arpeggio
  2. rapidly descending melody outlining the harmony
  3. often used in Baroque periods
  4. often used in Classical periods
None Romantic - 1830-1910
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