European Mainstream and the Beginning of the 20th Century, Part 2

1. A Shostakovich work that was dedicated the defenders of St. Petersburg during World War II:
A Seventh Symphony
B Fifth Symphony
C Ninth Symphony
D First Symphony
2. The Soviet government held what view of the role of music in society?
A Music should be understandable by all the people.
B The experimental theories of serial composers such as Schoenberg were to be forbidden.
C Artists must be responsible to the government
D All of the above
3. All of the following are characteristic of the music of Ralph Vaughan-Williams except:
A use of medieval modes
B influence of English folk music
C influence of Anglican church music
D influence of English Renaissance virginalists
4. Which Vaughan-Williams symphony uses poetry by Walt Whitman?
A Fourth Symphony
B Pastoral Symphony
C London Symphony.
D Sea Symphony.
5. A follower of Vaughan-Williams who included Hindu mysticism in his music.
A Benjamin Britten
B Gustav Holst
C William Walton
D Frank Martin
6.Benjamin Britten is more famous for his symphonic music than for his vocal music:
A True
B False
7. Britten's operas are influenced by important pieces of literature of. All of the following are examples except:
A Billy Budd
B The Turn of the Screw
C Peter Grimes
D Hugh the Drover
8. All of the following statements about the Britten War Requiem are true except:
A It was first performed at Coventry Cathedral which had been largely destroyed by German bombing.
B It was written on the 10th anniversary of the end of World WarI.
C It uses poetry Wilfred Owen, the English soldier and poet.
D It uses portions of the Latin Requiem Mass for the Dead.
9. "Mathis der Maler" was an opera inspired by the painter of the Isenheim altarpiece. Its composer is:
10. Kurt Weill's Three Penny Opera is a 20th century version of:
AThe Beggar's Opera
BLa serva padrona
CThe Rake's Progress
Dnone of the above

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