Classical Music Trivia Questions #5Printable Printable Classical Music Trivia Quiz
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With album sales reaching several million, "Vanessa-Mae" found fame playing which musical instrument?
Violin - Vanessa-Mae's first album, The Violin Player, was released in 1995.
A composer of classical music and opera, what nationality is John Coolidge Adams?
American - Adams won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.
A collection of six instrumental works, which composer wrote the famous "Brandenburg Concertos"?
Bach - The Brandenburg Concertos are regarded by many as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.
Which of these Italian musical terms describes the slowest style of playing?
Andante - Andante means moderately slow and even.
Which of the following prolific composers was NOT an Italian?
Liszt - Franz Liszt was a 19th-century Hungarian composer.
Who did Beethoven originally dedicate his 3rd Symphony (Eroica) too?
a. George Washington
b. Alexander the Great
c. Julius Caesar
Napoleon - Taking place in Vienna, the first public performance of Symphony No. 3 was in April of 1805.
Written in 1908, who composed the symphonic poem "Isle of the Dead"?
Rachmaninov - The piece was inspired by Arnold Bocklin's painting, 'Isle of the Dead'.
Which composer's heart was buried in Poland, but his body buried in France?
Chopin - After Chopin's burial in France, his sister Ludwika took his heart back to Poland in 1850.
What is the name usually given to music composed between 1600-1750?
Baroque - The era of Baroque was followed by the Classical era.
How many players are involved in a string quartet?
4 - A string quartet consists of two violin players, a viola player and a cellist.
Composed in 1866, "The Blue Danube Waltz" was written by which Strauss?
Johann - The Blue Danube was first performed in Vienna sometime in February of 1867.
The composition "Peter and the Wolf" was written by which Russian composer?
Prokofiev - A children's story with both music and text, Peter and the Wolf was written in 1936.
How many keys does a piano have?
88 - The piano was invented sometime around the year 1700.
In what century did German composer and pianist "Johannes Brahms" live?
19th - Johannes wrote a number of major works for orchestra including two serenades, two piano concertos and four symphonies.
Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev produced a satirical opera entitled "The Love for Three..."?
Oranges - The opera made its debut at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on December 30th, 1921.
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