Classical Music Trivia Questions #4Printable Classical Music Trivia Quiz
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The tone poem for orchestra "Danse Macabre" is a famous work by which composer?
a. Saint Saens
Saint Saens - The Danse Macabre was written in 1874.
Known as one of the greatest English composers, in which century did Henry Purcell live?
17th - Purcell's legacy was a distinctively English form of Baroque music.
Nigel Kennedy is famed for playing which instrument?
Violin - Nigel has recently left classical music to perform jazz, klezmer and other music genres.
"La Scala" is an opera house in which Italian city?
Milan - La Scala opened its doors in August of 1778.
Which of the following musicians was NOT a French composer?
Liszt - Franz Liszt was a 19th-century Hungarian composer.
Who composed the operas "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto"?
Verdi - Giuseppe Verdi lived from October 1813 to January 1901.
A productive and leading composer of the Classical era, which composer had the first names Wolfgang Amadeus?
Mozart - During his life, Mozart composed over 600 works.
Written in 1893, which of Dvorak's symphonies is known as "From the New World"?
9 - From the New World is also known as the New World Symphony.
Written in 1880, to what year did Russian composer Tchaikovsky dedicate a famous overture?
1812 - The overture commemorates Russia's defense of its motherland against Napoleon's invading armies in 1812.
On which instrument is a "Nocturne" usually played?
Piano - A Nocturne is typically a musical composition that is inspired by the night.
First performed in 1692, the opera "The Fairy Queen" is a work by which composer?
Purcell - The Fairy-Queen was first performed on May 2nd, 1692 at the Queen's Theatre in London.
Also known as the Mighty Handful, "The Five" were a group of 18th Century composers from which country?
Russia - The Five consisted of Balakirev, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin.
How is Beethoven's 3rd Symphony better known?
a. Sinfonia Eroica
Sinfonia Eroica - Beethoven wrote the piece in 1804.
What nationality is the composer Kurt Weill?
German - Kurt lived from 1900 to 1950.
What is the name of the male voice that lies between Bass and Tenor?
d. Bel Canto
Baritone - Baritone is the most common male voice.
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