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

The Classical Period
The Classical Symphony

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Symphony may be defined as a(n)
A)musical composition for orchestra, usually in four movements
B)sonata for orchestra
C)extended, ambitious composition exploiting the expanded range of tone color and dynamics
D)all of the above
2

The usual order of movements in a classical symphony is
A)fast, dance-related, slow, fast
B)fast, slow, dance-related, fast
C)fast, slow, fast, slow
D)slow, fast, slow, fast
3

The first movement of a classical symphony is almost always fast, and in _______________ form.
A)sonata
B)rondo
C)minuet
D)ABA
4

ABA form is typical of the minuet or scherzo movement and is also common in the
A)finale
B)first movement
C)slow movement
D)all of the above
5

A symphony is unified partly by the use of the same
A)key in three of its movements
B)theme for each of its movements
C)tempo throughout
D)all of the above