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What do the Peabody, the jitterbug, the foxtrot, and the mashed potato have in common?

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Explanation:
From the 1930s to the 1950s, the Peabody, foxtrot, jitterbug, and mashed potato were all well-liked dances in America. The Peabody and foxtrot, jitterbug, and mashed potato were all well-liked dances in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, respectively. They are not forms of ballroom or folk dancing. Jazz is a prominent dance style in American musicals and is distinguished by flat-footed steps and syncopated rhythms.

Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty are all ballets by...

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Explanation:
During the Romantic era, Peter Tchaikovsky wrote three ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. Another composer from the Romantic era was Felix Mendelssohn. American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham lived during the twentieth century. The leading classical music composer of symphonies, concertos, and operas was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Which displays the Western music history's eras in the proper order?

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Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th century is the historical eras of Western music in chronological order. The term "Gregorian" describes a kind of Capella liturgical music popular during the medieval era. The Baroque era saw the invention of the musical genre known as opera. A popular style of painting during the Romantic musical era was expressionist. Music that lacks a central note, or key, became popular in the 20th century.

Which is typically not the true with a symphony?

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Moderato (moderate), vivace (rapid), andante (walking speed), and presto are all examples of musical tempos (extremely fast). Rhythm is the pattern of note length in music. The term "meter" describes a musical piece's rhythm.

When did William Shakespeare, Josquin des Prez, and Giovanni Bellini all produce works?

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The Renaissance era's most significant author was William Shakespeare. One of the most well-known artists of the Renaissance was the Italian painter Giovanni Bellini. A well-known Renaissance composer was Josquin des Prez. Martin Luther referred to him as the "master of the notes."

Which two composers dominated opera in the 19th century?

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Explanation:
Giuseppe Verdi, the author of 28 operas (including Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Aida), and Richard Wagner, the author of the renowned Der Ring des Nibelungrn series, dominated opera during the nineteenth century. Opera composers Benjamin Britten and Samuel Barber are well known from the 20th century. Opera composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Christoph Gluck were well-known figures in the 18th century. Operas of Giacomo Puccini and Maurice Ravel were not as well-known in the 19th century as those by Wagner and Verdi.

Moderato, vivace, andante, and presto are some instances of

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Explanation:
There are various tempos, or speeds, in music, including presto, andante, vivace, and moderato (extremely fast). Rhythm is the pattern of note duration in music. A musical piece's rhythmic rhythms are referred to as its meter. The space between two musical pitches is known as an interval.

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