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Music: An Appreciation: An Appreciation, Brief 4/e
Roger Kamien, Hebrew University

The Classical Period
Joseph Haydn

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Along with his symphonies, Haydn's _____________ are considered his most important works.
A)operas
B)string quartets
C)baryton trios
D)serenades
2

Haydn's duties while in the service of the Esterházys included
A)composing all the music requested by his patron
B)conducting the orchestra of about twenty-five players
C)coaching the singers for operatic performances
D)all of the above
3

Which of the following is not a characteristic of Haydn's music?
A)The music is robust and direct, radiating a healthy optimism.
B)The minuets often romp and stomp rather than bow and curtsy
C)There are few changes in texture and orchestration.
D)Many works have a folk flavor, due to the use of actual peasant tunes