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Joseph Haydn was content to spend most of his life
A)serving a wealthy aristocratic family
B)as a church musician and organist
C)as an independently wealthy composer
D)as a professional free-lance musician
In the classical period, comic operas sometimes
A)were based on the Old Testament
B)ridiculed the aristocracy
C)were in Latin
D)all of the above
Haydn's contract of employment shows that he was considered
A)a skilled servant
B)a free-lance musician
C)a visiting guest composer
D)an equal by his employer
Social mobility during the classical period was
A)a limited sociological factor
B)ruthlessly stamped out by the aristocracy
C)promoted and encouraged by the church
D)an important factor in the rise of the middle class
Vienna in 1800
A)was the fourth-largest city in Europe
B)had a population of almost 250,000
C)was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire
D)all of the above
In Vienna, Haydn and Mozart
A)avoided each other
B)became close friends
C)were jealous of each other
D)never met
In the classical period, serious composition was flavored by
A)folk and popular music
B)heroic and mythological plots
C)elaborately ornamented melodies
D)all of the above
The prospering middle class in the classical period sought aristocratic luxuries such as
D)all of the above
The Concert des Amateurs, an organization in Paris devoted to presenting public concerts, was conducted in the 1770s by
A)Johann Christian Bach
B)the Chevalier de Saint-Georges
C)Ludwig van Beethoven
D)Joseph Haydn

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