Music Winter Exam
When did the Classical Period last from?
1750 - 1820
What are some features of classical music?
Grace and Beauty
Simple and Clear Designs
Strong Melody Lines
Less Fussy than Baroque
Where was Haydn from?
What is Haydn often refered to as?
Father of the Symphony
Father of the String Quartet
What did Haydn spend most of his career as?
A court musician
What family did Haydn work for and where were they located?
The Esterházy Family on their remote estate
Who were the Esterházys?
A wealthy Hungarian family
What did Haydn being isolated cause for his music?
He had to be original
How many symphonies did he write?
What was the Surprise Symphonys name inspired by?
A folk tradition
What did the Surprise Symphony have a similar tune to?
An austrian nursery rhyme
What does the start of the Surprise Symphony end on?
A soft note
How does the orchestra repeat the tune of the Surprise Symphony?
What does the audience expect on the repeat of the Surprise Symphony?
Another soft note
What is played at the end of the repeat on Surprise Symphony and who is it played by?
A fortissimo note by the whole orchestra
What is a concerto?
A soloist accompanied by full orchestra
How many movements does a concerto have?
What happens at the end of a concerto?
Orchestra goes silent
What happens after the orchestra goes silent at the end of a concerto?
What is a cadenza?
A soloist showing off technique
What can a cadenza feature?
High or fast notes
What is a coda?
The final section of a music piece
What does coda mean in Italian?
What is rondo form?
A way of structuring a piece of music
What pattern does rondo form follow?
A B A C A D A
What instrument was Horn Concerto No 4 written for?
What is the last movement of Horn Concerto No 4 written in?
What does Horn Concerto No 4 feature at the end of the movement?
What happened to Beethoven as he got older?
He gradually went deaf
What pattern does the Fifth Symphony follow?
Four note pattern
What was Beethovens most popular symphony?
What does Symphony No 9 combine?
Chorus and Vocal Soloist and Orchestra
What was borrowed and changed for the lyrics of Symphony No 9?
Ode to Joy
Who wrote Ode to Joy?
What does the words and music yearn for in Symphony No 9?
Brotherhood of Man
When is the main theme heard in Symphony No 9?
How many versions of Symphony No 9 did Beethoven go through?
When and where was Symphony No 9 premiered?
Vienna in 1824
What does SATB stand for?