Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


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  • 1. 
    What event allowed Tchaikovsky to resign from his teaching position at the Moscow Conservatory?
    • A. 

      He inherited his father's fortune

    • B. 

      He was sponsored by a wealthy widow

    • C. 

      His first ballet was a smash-hit, earning him great wealth

  • 2. 
    Which country did Tchaikovsky tour in 1891?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

  • 3. 
    What is thought to have caused Tchaikovsky's frequent bouts with depression?
    • A. 

      Losing his mother in his childhood

    • B. 

      Complete rejection of his first symphony by music critics

    • C. 

      Trying to conceal his homosexuality

  • 4. 
    Stylistically Tchaikovsky was:
    • A. 

      An internationalist

    • B. 

      Purely Russian

    • C. 

      Post-modern

  • 5. 
    What caused his death at the age of just 53?
    • A. 

      A train accident

    • B. 

      Cholera

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

  • 6. 
    Tchaikovsky's compositions in which genre are reason enough to justify his fame as a composer?
    • A. 

      Ballet

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Symphony

  • 7. 
    Which country strongly influenced Russian culture in the 19th century?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      France

  • 8. 
    What historical event does the 1812 overture commemorate?
    • A. 

      The end of a Russian civil war

    • B. 

      The War of 1812

    • C. 

      Russia's victory over Napoleon

  • 9. 
    Concertos for which two instruments have achieved enduring popularity?
    • A. 

      Piano and violin

    • B. 

      Piano and French Horn

    • C. 

      Piano and flute