European Music Quiz

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European Music Quiz

Test your knowledge of European music with this short and sweet quiz about European music. Participate in the quiz and know how well informed you are about music Prove your worth with our challenging Music Quiz! Some of the greatest composers in classical music were born in Europe. In this quiz you will find some interesting questions about their music and life achievements. We are sure you are an expert internet surfer and you will not have any problems in finding the right answer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Haydn wrote many symphonies and in one of them, the audience expects to hear a pianissimo (soft) ending repeated, but instead they get a fortissimo (loud) blast. What’s the name of this Symphony? http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/haydn.html
    • A. 

      Surprise Symphony

    • B. 

      Horror Symphony

    • C. 

      Dracula Symphony

  • 2. 
    Piotr Ilich Tchaikowsky was born in Russia in 1840. He loved and created great music throughout his life, but what happened when he was a young music student?http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/index.html
    • A. 

      He broke his arm and could never play the piano again.

    • B. 

      He stopped playing the piano because he won the lottery.

    • C. 

      Tchaikovsky's piano teacher didn't think he was very talented.

  • 3. 
    What is the title of the German national anthem and who is the composer?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschlandlied
    • A. 

      Beethoven. Opera La Traviatta, Adagio.

    • B. 

      Haydn. Adagio of the Symphony 94

    • C. 

      Haydn. Adagio of the String Quartet

  • 4. 
    Tchaykowsky wrote The Nutcracker Suite. In it, he used a strange musical instrument that he described as "something between a piano and a glockenspiel." What is it called? http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/tchaikovsky.html   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSx9nDwbD_w   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Y0wFJDFOg&feature=fvw
    • A. 

      Trumpet

    • B. 

      Synthethiser

    • C. 

      Celesta

  • 5. 
    This artist is best known for his Four Seasons, which is intended to tell a story. The music not only portrays the seasons, but it also recreates sound effects, such as storms, birds singing, and dogs barking. Which artist is it?http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/index.html
    • A. 

      John Lennon

    • B. 

      Amadeus Mozart

    • C. 

      Antonio Vivaldi

  • 6. 
    Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. One of them begins with an unforgettable "da-da-da-daaah" sound, a 4-note pattern which became famous. Which Symphony is it?http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/beethoven.html
    • A. 

      Symphony number 5

    • B. 

      Symphony number 11

    • C. 

      Symphony number 9

  • 7. 
    The European competition, the Eurovision Song Contest, has an anthem by a French composer. What is the name of this composer and the title of the song?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc-Antoine_Charpentier
    • A. 

      Charpentier. Te Deum.

    • B. 

      Charpentier. Europe song.

    • C. 

      Charpentier. Europe people

  • 8. 
    The composer Maurice Ravel was French born but his mother was Spanish, so he heard Spanish music in his youth at home. Ravel wrote three "Spanish" pieces specifically for the orchestra. Which ones are they? http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/ravel.html
    • A. 

      La Valse, El Bolero, Rapsodia.

    • B. 

      Carmen, El Barbero de Sevilla, Scaramouche.

    • C. 

      Aranjuez, Granada, Asturias.

  • 9. 
    The European anthem was originally a part of a famous European composer’s Symphony. Who is this composer?  http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/anthem/index_en.htm
    • A. 

      Yokuro Tagamashi.

    • B. 

      Mozart.

    • C. 

      Beethoven.

  • 10. 
    Who is the Belgian luthier inventor of the Saxophone and 50 other instruments?http://www.playmusic.org/woodwinds/index.html
    • A. 

      Adolphe Sax.

    • B. 

      Saxon Smith.

    • C. 

      Stradivarius.

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