The Final Music Quiz

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The Final Music Quiz

Participate in this Mega Music Quiz containing all kinds of questions about music from the past and the present. If you pass this, consider yourself a music god!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ______ became the most important genre of orchestral music during the Romantic era.
    • A. 

      Symphony

    • B. 

      Concerto

    • C. 

      Overture

    • D. 

      Ballet suite

  • 2. 
    The German term for the art song is:
    • A. 

      Gesange

    • B. 

      Lied

    • C. 

      Durchkomponiert

    • D. 

      Chorale

  • 3. 
    The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was:
    • A. 

      Harpsichord

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Organ

    • D. 

      Clavichord

  • 4. 
    Which composer is know as "the poet of piano"?
    • A. 

      Schumann

    • B. 

      Chopin

    • C. 

      Berlioz

    • D. 

      Brahms

  • 5. 
    The 19th century composer whose entire compositional output center around the piano was:
    • A. 

      Brahms

    • B. 

      Liszt

    • C. 

      Chopin

    • D. 

      Berlioz

  • 6. 
    The term tempo rubato means:
    • A. 

      Borrowed time

    • B. 

      Strict tempo

    • C. 

      Accelerate

    • D. 

      Slow down

  • 7. 
    Which composer is generally considered the greatest pianist and showman of the Romantic era?
    • A. 

      Berlioz

    • B. 

      Brahms

    • C. 

      Liszt

    • D. 

      Smetana

  • 8. 
    Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?
    • A. 

      Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    • B. 

      Stephen Foster

    • C. 

      Amy Cheney Beach

    • D. 

      Charles Ives

  • 9. 
    Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called ______ music.
    • A. 

      Absolute

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Background

    • D. 

      Pure

  • 10. 
    The Dies Irae is:
    • A. 

      The idee fixe in Berlioz Symphony fantastique

    • B. 

      A Lied by Schubert

    • C. 

      A chant from the Mass for the Dead

    • D. 

      An opera by Berlioz

  • 11. 
    Who was the first Bohemian composer to achieve international prominence?
    • A. 

      Dvorak

    • B. 

      Smetana

    • C. 

      Janacek

    • D. 

      Glinka

  • 12. 
    Smetana's My Country is
    • A. 

      A program symphony

    • B. 

      A set of six symphonic poems

    • C. 

      A symphonic poem

    • D. 

      An opera

  • 13. 
    "The Mighty Five" were composers from
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Bohemia

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Scandinavia

  • 14. 
    Grieg's "Peer Gynt" is:
    • A. 

      An opera

    • B. 

      Ballet

    • C. 

      Incidental music

    • D. 

      Symphonic poem

  • 15. 
    Borodin's "Prince Igor" is
    • A. 

      Ballet

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Orchestra suite

    • D. 

      Program symphony

  • 16. 
    Which young composer did Robert and Clara Schumann take in their home?
    • A. 

      Wagner

    • B. 

      Liszt

    • C. 

      Brahms

    • D. 

      Mendelssohn

  • 17. 
    Brahms is often described as ______, because of his use of forms of the Classical masters.
    • A. 

      Impressionist

    • B. 

      Traditionalist

    • C. 

      Nationalist

    • D. 

      Romanticist

  • 18. 
    Dvorak wrote his New World symphony while living in:
    • A. 

      Bohemia

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      South America

  • 19. 
    While teaching in America, Devorak developed a particular forness for:
    • A. 

      Blues

    • B. 

      Spirituals

    • C. 

      Fuging tunes

    • D. 

      Gospel music

  • 20. 
    A large-scale work in several movements for solo instrument and orchestra is called:
    • A. 

      Concert overture

    • B. 

      Symphony

    • C. 

      Concerto

    • D. 

      Suite

  • 21. 
    In the 19th century, where did serious American musicians complete their studies?
    • A. 

      American conservatory

    • B. 

      New England

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      New York

  • 22. 
    In her career, Amy Cheney Bach distinguished herself as:
    • A. 

      A concert pianist

    • B. 

      Composer

    • C. 

      Music educator

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Opera that featured huge choruses, elaborate dance scenes, ornate costumes and scenery, and serious historical plots is called:
    • A. 

      Grand opera

    • B. 

      Singspiel

    • C. 

      Opera buffa

    • D. 

      Opera comique

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was a widely loved nationalist opera composer?
    • A. 

      Verdi

    • B. 

      Chopin

    • C. 

      Brahms

    • D. 

      Liszt

  • 25. 
    La Scala, the famous opera house where Verdi's operas were performed, is in:
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Venice

    • C. 

      Vienna

    • D. 

      Milan

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