Chapter 45

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After considerable success in Dresden with Rienzi, Wagner began to choose subjects derived from Germanic tales.
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True
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Germany is noted for its long-established opera traditions.
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False
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Light German opera featuring spoken dialogue is called _____.
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Singspiel
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The role of the Valkyries was to carry fallen heroes from the battlefield to Valhalla on their winged horses.
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True
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Wagner employed recurring themes called idées fixes in his operas.
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False
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Wagner had a theater built at Bayreuth specifically for the performance of his music dramas.
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True
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What did Wagner call his large-scale sung theatrical works?
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music drama
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What is the basis for the story of Die Walküre?
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A medieval German epic poem
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Which leitmotif did Wagner NOT use in the closing scene of Act III in Die Walküre?
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Zoroaster
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Which term refers to Wagner's concept of a total artwork, encompassing all the arts?
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Gesamtkunstwerk
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After considerable success in Dresden with Rienzi, Wagner began to choose subjects derived from Germanic tales.
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True
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Germany is noted for its long-established opera traditions.
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False
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Light German opera featuring spoken dialogue is called _____.
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Singspiel
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The role of the Valkyries was to carry fallen heroes from the battlefield to Valhalla on their winged horses.
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True
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Wagner employed recurring themes called idées fixes in his operas.
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False
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Wagner had a theater built at Bayreuth specifically for the performance of his music dramas.
answer
True
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What did Wagner call his large-scale sung theatrical works?
answer
music drama
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What is the basis for the story of Die Walküre?
answer
A medieval German epic poem
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Which leitmotif did Wagner NOT use in the closing scene of Act III in Die Walküre?
answer
Zoroaster
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Which term refers to Wagner's concept of a total artwork, encompassing all the arts?
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Gesamtkunstwerk