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Chopin Prelude In D Flat Major Op.28

11 Questions

Chopin was born in Poland in 1810 and later settled in Paris. He had a famous love affair with the French novelist Amantine Dupin, best known by her pseudonym, George Sand. Chopin died of tuberculosis at the age of 39.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Sostenuto mean in English?
    • A. 

      Rather Slow

    • B. 

      Below the voice, in an undertone

    • C. 

      Fading away

    • D. 

      Becoming broader, gradually slower

    • E. 

      Very Quick

    • F. 

      Immediatley Slower

  • 2. 
    What does Slentando mean in English?
    • A. 

      Rather slow

    • B. 

      Below the voice, in an undertone

    • C. 

      Fading away

    • D. 

      Becoming broader, gradually slower

    • E. 

      Very Quick

    • F. 

      Immediately Slower

  • 3. 
    What does Ritenuto mean in English?
    • A. 

      Rather slow

    • B. 

      Below the voice, in an undertone

    • C. 

      Fading away

    • D. 

      Becoming broader, gradually slower

    • E. 

      Immediately Slower

  • 4. 
    What does Smorzando mean in English?
    • A. 

      Rather slow

    • B. 

      Below the voice, in an undertone

    • C. 

      Fading away

    • D. 

      Becoming broader, gradually slower

    • E. 

      Immediately Slower

  • 5. 
    What does Sotto Voce mean in English?
    • A. 

      Rather slow

    • B. 

      Below the voice, in an undertone

    • C. 

      Fading away

    • D. 

      Becoming broader, gradually slower

    • E. 

      Immediately Slower

  • 6. 
    Chopin was born in 1810?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is a prelude?
    • A. 

      A long piece designed to be played by a whole orchestra

    • B. 

      A piece of music which is played either an introductory piece or as a main piece

    • C. 

      A medium length piece designed to be played by a solo instrument.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following keys does this key morph to?
    • A. 

      A flat minor

    • B. 

      C flat minor

    • C. 

      C Sharp Minor

    • D. 

      D flat major

    • E. 

      C major

  • 9. 
    What time signature is this piece written in.
  • 10. 
    What form is this piece written in?
    • A. 

      Ternery Form

    • B. 

      Rondo form

    • C. 

      Sonata form

    • D. 

      Developmental form

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are typical Romantic Period features?
    • A. 

      Freedom in form and design

    • B. 

      Key emphasis on Syncopation and Ostinato

    • C. 

      Denser textures with bold dramatic contrasts

    • D. 

      Expansion of the Orchestral

    • E. 

      Music containing lots of Ornaments

    • F. 

      Creater Technical Virtuosity

    • G. 

      Smaller, string based Orchestra

    • H. 

      Wide variety of piece ranging from songs and short piano pieces to huge musical canvasses