Friday, March 4, 2011: Contest #4!

Can you make the perfect match?

Test your knowledge! Can you make the perfect match … with classical music terms beginning with “A”?

Yes, forget about the infamously overused ‘f’ words, what about the ‘A’ words? You know, those descriptions you see in programs at classical concerts. Adagio … allegro … allegrissimo … how can you keep them straight, if you’re only a listener and not a performer with years of experience?

Well, maybe this contest can help. Try matching the term on the left with the correct definition on the right.

To give you a hint, some of the words designate the speed, or tempo, at which a piece should be played. Other words describe the style in which it should be played. So for extra credit, fill in the blank before each word with either a T for tempo or an S for style.

Ready? Good luck … begin!

(Answers are at the bottom of the page.)

___1 Adagietto              a in a charming, gracious way
___2 Appassionato       b slowly
___3 Andante               c very fast, between presto and vivacissimo
___4 Agitato                 d firm but not hard
___5 Allegrissimo         e lovingly
___6 Allentando           f moderate speed
___7 Andantino            g slowing down
___8 Al dente               h with spirit
___9 Allegretto             i slow tempo, between largo and andante
___10 Allegro                j with passion
___11 Amabile              k moderate tempo, but faster than andante
___12 Animato             l rather fast
___13 Amorevole         m fast
___14 Adagio               n agitated, hurried, or restless

Can you make the perfect match? No cheating! And no peeking (answers below)

Answers:
1 Adagietto (T), i; slow tempo, between largo and andante
2 Appassionato (S), j; with passion
3 Andante (T), f; moderate speed
4 Agitato (S), n; agitated, hurried, or restless
5 Allegrissimo (T), c; very fast, between presto and vivacissimo
6 Allentando (T), g; slowing down
7 Andantino (T), k; moderate tempo, but faster than andante
8 Al dente (spaghetti), d; firm but not hard : – )
9 Allegretto (T), l; rather fast
10 Allegro (T), m; fast
11 Amabile (S), a; in a charming, gracious way
12 Animato (S), h; with spirit
13 Amorevole (S), e; lovingly
14 Adagio (S), b; slowly

Photo Credits: bigfoto.com

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared.

%d bloggers like this: