the mozart season
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Section 1: Chapters 1Ė4
- What is a cadenza and how many are there in Mozartís Fourth Concerto in D?
- What is a double stop?
- What does Mr. Kaplan want Allegra to remember about Mr. Bloch?
- Why does Allegra think it will be a catastrophe if she doesnít at least try to play the competition?
- How can you pick a violinist out in a crowd?
- What is Allegra thinking of as she is trying to go to sleep after turning pages at the concert?
- Where did Allegraís great-grandmother Leah die?
- What is the first thing Allegra plans to do to prepare for the Bloch competition?
- What does Mr. Kaplan suggest is the first step to bring Allegra close to Mozart?
- Why does Allegra like Chagallís Green Violinist?
- What two things does Deirdre say Allegra must do to make music her own?
- In addition to playing sections loud, what else does Allegra decide to practice in order to
make the concerto her own?
- What do Allegra and Deirdre discover about the sculpture in the Rose Garden?
- What does Deirdre mean when she says, ďIn a way nobody was making any musicĒ?
Section 2: Chapters 5Ė8
- What happened to Mozartís music after he died?
- What does Allegraís father believe is really inside of Deirdre?
- What does Allegra wonder about the Green Violin man?
- How were cadenzas different in Mozartís time?
- Even though the sounds arenít perfect, what does Mr. Kaplan think about community orchestras?
- What does Allegra do at the rehearsal that makes the second movement cadenza sound
- How does physics make playing an instrument outdoors more difficult?
- What is Allegraís friend, Jessicaís, impression of the dancing man?
- After dancing with the dancing man, what does Jessica tell Allegra that she discovered?
- What does Allegra do after looking at the clock at 12:22 a.m. to relax?
- What will happen on Labor Day if Allegraís motherís orchestra is locked out?
- What do Allegra, Jessica, and Sarahís teachers sometimes call them?
- What does the dancing man tell Allegra he has lost when she sees him at the park?
- According to Jessica, what does bamboo symbolize in China?
Section 3: Chapters 9Ė11
- What does David ask his parents to worry a little bit less about and notice a bit more?
- Why does Allegra think her mother saves insectís lives?
- What insight does Allegra gain about her family by learning more about Dierdreís life?
- What does Allegra discover about her new stand partner?
- What does Allegra say happens when you hit a wrong note?
- What does Allegra think pushed her out of bed abnormally early?
- What warning does Mrs. Kaplan give Allegra after offering her popovers and jam?
- How does Mr. Kaplan ask Allegra to play Brahmsí Lullaby?
- What gift does Allegraís grandmother give her?
- When Allegra walks into the bathroom and looks into the mirror, what does she see?
- When the Bloch Competition is five weeks away, what does Allegra ask herself?
- Even though Allegra canít unlearn the concerto, what does she realize she can do?
- Why does Michelangelo hammer the marble?
- What does Allegra think Steve Landauerís notes sound like?
Section 4: Chapters 12Ė14
- What does Allegra tell her grandmother about the violin competition?
- Describe the cartoon of Allegra that her brother draws.
- What will Allegra not admit to anyone?
- According to Karen, how does Mozart help her fingers heal?
- What do the Bloch contestants think of Larry Ladley?
- What does Karen say to Steve in the elevator when he wonít talk to anyone?
- Why does Allegra think Steve Landauer will become a concert violinist?
- What does Allegra think of geniuses?
- What advice does Allegraís mother give her the day of the competition?
- What advice does Allegraís father give her the day of the competition?
- How will the violinists remain anonymous during the competition?
- What happens to violinist number two during the competition?
- When it is her turn to compete, what does Allegra picture as she begins to tune her violin?
- What does Christine think the second-prize winnerís reaction is to his prize?