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History of Classical Music

written by: Sia
 
Music has not always been as we know it today. Its history is fascinating and intriguing. Take this quiz and see how music has evolved throughout the centuries.

Question 1:


Fugue was perfected by Bach. The greatest example is in "Toccata and Fugue". It was elaborated in this historical period.
Baroque
Renaissance
Classicism
Middle Ages

Question 2:


During this period composers began to seek beauty through simplicity in music with only one music line. Mozart and Beethoven created their masterpieces.
Neoclassicism
Renaissance
Classical period
Baroque

Question 3:


Program music evolved during this period. This was music "designed" to describe special feelings, objects or even people. Tchaikovsky gave us the best example of program music - his "Swan Lake" is a story, danced on stage.
Baroque
The Classical period
The Romantic period
Renaissance

Question 4:


It was typical for the music of this period to create atmosphere or a mood, describing nothing definite. "L'îsle Joyeuse" ("The Island of Joy") by Claude Debussy is a typical example of that, due to the lack of characteristic themes.
Modernism
Neoclassicism
Minimalism
Impressionism

Question 5:


This music composition technique is characterized by recurring series of ordered elements which are manipulated to give a piece unity. Arnold Schoenberg made extensive use of this technique.
Impressionism
Expressionism
Atonalism
Serialism

Question 6:


The music of this modern period combines some features from classical music with trends from the 20th century. Shostakovich appears to be among the most famous composers of the period.
Minimalism
Classicism
Neoclassicism
Serialism

Question 7:


This music became popular in the mid 1900s. It was characterized by the use of very little musical material and repetition of patterns.
Modernism
Neoclassicism
Expressionism
Minimalism

Question 8:


During this period, Church was the major patron of music. That is why a great number of composers were associated with it. Just like composer Hildegard von Bingen, who was an abbess of a convent.
Renaissance
Middle Ages
Romantic period
Classical period

Question 9:


During this period the Italian madrigal and the French chanson were created as new types of music. Instrumental music became widely popular. Claudio Monteverdi was the leading composer of this time.
Middle Ages
The Restoration
Renaissance
Classical period

Question 10:


The musical elements used during this period were well defined and clear. The music uses fragments from other cultures or from European ethnic groups. Bela Bartok is one of the composers associated with this period.
Expressionism
Primitivism
Neoromanticism
Neoclassicism

 


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