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Romantic Piano Music
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felt covered hammers
metal plates and braces
all of the above
2. At the beginning of the 19th century there were two major schools of piano playing. One emphasized clarity of texture and fluency of technique. It was led by J. N. Hummel, a pupil of:
3. Clementi wrote a famous collection of etudes that included contrapuntal and virtuosic studies. Debussy later referred to this work in the title of one of his piano pieces. Clementi's work is
Gradus ad Parnassum
The Children's Corner
4. John Field's nocturnes served as a model for the more famous nocturnes of
5. All of the following were 19th century piano virtuosi except:
Hans von Buelow
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
6. Romantic piano music was strongly influenced by 19th century opera.
7. An important school of Bohemian pianists, strongly influenced by Mozart, was active in the early 19th century. Among these Czech musicians were all of the following except:
8. In the 19th century piano works tended to be either Romantic miniatures or large, expansive pieces. All of the following are examples of miniatures except:
Schubert's Moments musicaux
Schumann's Wanderer Fantasie
Mendelssohn's Songs without Words
Chopin's Etudes Op. 10
9. Schubert wrote eleven complete sonatas. All of the following statements are true except:
He sometimes used three keys in the exposition instead of two.
He was strongly influenced by Haydn and Mozart.
His focus was on lyrical melodies.
His primary influence was Beethoven.
10. The Romantic composer who was very devoted to the works of J. S. Bach and who wrote three organ preludes and six organ sontatas is:
Carl Maria von Weber
11. The Romantic composer was who also editor of the periodical Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik was
12. Florestan, Eusebius, and Raro are characters from Schumann's:
Scenes from Childhood
13. Chopin was an avid nationalist who wrote piano pieces influenced by folk dances from his native
14. Polonaises are associated with the peasantry and mazurkas with the nobility.
15. The ___________are to Chopin as The Well-Tempered Clavier is to Bach.
16. Chopin's Opp. 10 and 25 focus on many aspects of virtuosic piano technique. They are the
17. _______is to the piano as Paganini is to the violin
18. A Romantic composer who wrote tone poems from literary models was:
19. Liszt wrote piano rhapsodies inspired by his native
20. The word "Romany" refers to
21. In___________Liszt wrote a piece on a Classic model that works out four themes spread out over a large work in three major sections.
Fantasy on Hungarian Themes
Sonata in B minor
22. All of the following are characteristics of Brahms' piano works except:
dominant soprano melody