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Russian musical group performs Terem Quartet classical works on folk instruments in a humorous, virtuosic style?
, a Grant Park Music Festival Chicago tradition since its 1931 introduction by Anton Cermak, is America's only remaining free, outdoor concert series featuring classical music?
the expensive and ornate
, which opened in Royal Aquarium London in 1876 to present art exhibits and classical music, soon turned to circus acts and music hall instead?
classical "boy band" formed via the Blake social networking website Facebook and replaced a member by using Twitter?
both members of
, a noted classical piano duo, committed Duo Crommelynck suicide in 1994, the only known such case in classical music history?
is a term used to describe the unified style common to popular and semi-popular European lite- parlour music classical and popular, and folk-like music from 1790 until 1900?
, a weekly Private Passions classical music programme on BBC Radio 3, has occasionally featured interviews with hoax characters played by comedian John Sessions?
, performed at the Air and Simple Gifts inauguration of Barack Obama on 20 January 2009, was the first classical music quartet ever performed at a United States presidential inauguration?
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Question 1: The ________ came into its own as a musical form, and the concerto was developed as a vehicle for displays of virtuoso playing skill.
Question 2: For example, the use of counterpoint and fugue, which is considered characteristic of the Baroque era, was continued by ________, who is classified as typical of the Classical period.
Question 3: Later in the period, early versions of [14 ] keyboard instruments like the ________ and harpsichord began to appear.
Question 4: Development of individual tones and scales was done by ancient Greeks such as Aristoxenus and ________.
Question 5: Another consequence of the primacy of the composer's written score is that improvisation plays a relatively minor role in classical music, in sharp contrast to traditions like ________, where improvisation is central.
Question 6: Simple ________ existed, but were largely confined to churches, although there were portable varieties.
Question 7: It is in this time that the notation of music on a staff and other elements of ________ began to take shape.
Question 8: Electric instruments such as the ________ appear occasionally in the classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Question 9: [11 ] Polyphonic (multi-voiced) music developed from monophonic chant throughout the late ________ and into the Renaissance, including the more complex voicings of motets.
Question 10: The Classical period, from about 1750 to 1820, established many of the norms of composition, presentation and style, and was when the ________ became the predominant keyboard instrument.