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20th Century Composers
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by Brady Gudgel
| 31 Questions
Note from the author:
20th Century Composers
1
1 pt
What does the prefix Neo- mean?
Old
New
Different
Similar
2
5 pts
Please describe characteristics that "minimalist" music use.
3
5 pts
Describe the difference between "Dissonant" and "Consonant" sounding music
4
1 pt
This is a term used to describe how the chromatic series of pitches was established. (octave - fifth - fourth - maj. 3rd - etc)
Musical Relativity
Serialism
Harmonic Series
Pitch Order
5
1 pt
Which composer was known for the early development of "serial music"
Arnold Schoenberg
J. S. Bach
Randall Thompson
Igor Stravinsky
6
1 pt
In Schoenberg's Song, "Peirre Lune" what vocal technique is used?
sprechgesang (sing-speach)
mouth breathing
vocal ghosting
7
1 pt
Igor Stravinsky played what instrument?
Violin
Piano
Trumpet
Clarinet
8
1 pt
Stravinsky wrote in a "stylistically diverse" what, this means what?
He wrote classical style music
He wrote serial style music
He wrote in both styles
He wrote in neither of these styles
9
5 pts
Breifly (using one or two sentances) describe the plot of Stravinsky's composition, "The Rite of Spring"
10
1 pt
Anton Webern was a conductor from what country?
United States
Italy
Austria
Switzerland
11
1 pt
Who was Webern mentored by?
Arnold Schoenberg
Benjamin Britten
Cesar Cui
Donald Duck
12
1 pt
Schoenberg wrote in which style?
Classical
Atonal
Romantic
Liturgic
13
1 pt
Alban Berg combined what with 12-tone serialism in his compositions?
Classical Trumpet
Prepared Piano
Romantic Lyricism (singing)
14
1 pt
Sergei Prokofiev was from what country?
Japan
Russia
England
Iran
15
5 pts
When did Prokofiev move to the United States?
16
1 pt
Which of these things did Prokofieve do?
Conduct
Compose
Critique Music
Play Piano
17
1 pt
Is music was know as "Ferociously _______"
18
1 pt
What country was Dmitri Shostakovich from?
19
5 pts
Describe how his music changed as his relationship with the government grew more tense.
20
1 pt
Where did he eventually seek asylum
Germany
Estonia
England
United States
21
1 pt
What does an Enthonmusicologist do?
22
1 pt
As a child Bela Bartok could distinguish what types of rhythms very easily?
Swing
Rock
Dance
Simple
23
1 pt
Samuel Barber wrote in many types of orchestration including:
Choral
Opera
Orchestral
Piano
24
1 pt
Mr. G's favorite string quartet song is written by Barber, what is the name of this song?
25
1 pt
Leonard Bernstein got his "musical break" when a conductor got sick before a performance, and he needed to conduct the symphony instead
True
False
26
1 pt
Leonard Bernstein did a variety of musical things including:
Lecturer
Conductor
Pianist
Composer
Instrument Repairer
Dance Instructor
27
1 pt
What opera/musical is his arguable most famous for?
The Soung of Music
Pirates of Penzance
West Side Story
Hello Dolly
28
1 pt
Please describe what it means to have music written for "prepared piano"
29
1 pt
Philip Glass started discovering serialism when he was at _______?
The Grocery Store
The Mall
High School
College
30
1 pt
Andrew Loyd Webber has a special award, what is it?
He was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
He was a Rhode Scholar
He was top of his class at Harvard Law
He was a National Merit Scholar
31
1 pt
Webber wrote which of these Opera/musicals
Rent
Carmen
The Phantom of the Opera
Hamilton
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