Listen to part of a lecture in a music history class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. The influence of the Romantic style of music on eastern European composers.
- B. The relationship between nationalism and popular music in the early 1900s.
- C. The popularity of folk music in Austria-Hungary during the early 1900s.
- D. The influence of folk music on the compositions of one Hungarian composer.
- What does the professor imply about romantic music in Austria-Hungary in the early 1900s?
- A. It was not as popular there as it was in other European countries.
- B. It motivated Bartók to listen to other types of music.
- C. It was listened to in the countryside more than it was in the cities.
- D. Its popularity was due to the work of Bartók and other ethnomusicologists.
- Why does the professor mention local celebrations in the countryside?
- A. To show how folk music influenced composers throughout Eastern Europe.
- B. To give an example of when performances of Bartók music took place.
- C. To give an example of occasions when Bartók had an opportunity to hear folk music.
- D. To talk about why romantic music was popular in the countryside.
- What was Bartók original goal when he started to travel through eastern Europe?
- A. To promote his ballet, the wooden prince.
- B. To document the local popular music.
- C. To discover which musical elements were popular in all countries.
- D. To find unusual musical elements he could use in his own compositions.
- According to the professor, why was Bartók music popular in Austria-Hungary?
- A. Bartók music was considered more sophisticated than other concert-hall music.
- B. Bartók compositions incorporated music from the local culture.
- C. People were familiar with the Romantic elements Bartók included in his music.
- D. Bartók took advantage of the popularity of ballet there and wrote many new ballets.
- What does the professor mean when he says this: 🎧
- A. He wants to change the topic of discussion.
- B. He wants to acknowledge that the students may not be familiar with Bartók’s music.
- C. He believes the students should already be familiar with the term ‘glissando’.
- D. He will use an example of glissando to help define the term.
D B C B B D