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1 Music 30 Spring 2012 Online quiz 1 Instructions Quiz duration: 60 minutes. Download this document and write your answers in it. Once you begin the quiz you should complete it and email as a Word file to [email protected] ). Honor System! No books, internet resources, or notes are to be used. Due by 5pm Monday February 6. Part I. Listening IDs. You can play each example two times maximum. For each of the four excerpts, identify (a) the opera (b) the composer (c) the approximate date of composition, and (d) the context of the excerpt—that is, in general terms who is/are the character(s) singing, what is the dramatic situation. Part II. Do EITHER A or B. Not Both! Note: You are allowed to check out the “Unknown” listening examples before deciding
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Unformatted text preview: whether to pick A or B. A. Write a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) for each of the following: 1. Define recitar cantando and recitativo secco (dry recitative), specifying the differences between the two and giving one example of each from the listening assignment. 2. Describe the Arcadian Reform. 3. What is Johann Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger’s significance for the history of opera? B. Three “unknown” listening excerpts. You can play each two times maximum. For each excerpt, write a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) speculating on what you hear. What is the genre of opera this example belongs to; what is the (approximate) historical period; what formal characteristics (if any) are prominent in what you hear....
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