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Classical Music and its Composers Quiz

This quiz tests your general knowledge of well-known composers and their classical music between the 17th and 21st centuries. 20 Questions.

 
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1

In which year were the three composers Alessandro Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach and Frederick Handel born?

  • 1642
  • 1655
  • 1674
  • 1685

2

How many symphonies did Joseph Haydn write?

  • Nine
  • Ten
  • Eleven
  • Twelve

3

In which city was Mozart born?

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Kosovo
  • Venice

4

What is the name of the major work of Mozart's that was left unfinished at the time of his death?

  • Postludium
  • The Unfinished Symphony
  • Requiem
  • Suite for Strings and Piano

5

Who recorded in a notebook an expenditure on "coffee for Haydn and me.'?

  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Haydn
  • Brahms

6

Who wrote the opera 'Fidelio'?

  • Bizet
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven

7

What does the French word 'etude' mean in English?

  • Hey dude.
  • Andy Udy.
  • Study
  • With feeling.

8

Who composed the operas 'Tannhauser', 'Lohengrin' and 'Gotterdammerung'?

  • Berlioz.
  • Wagner.
  • Bizet
  • Mussorgsky

9

What was Rossini's first name?

  • Enrico.
  • Alexander
  • Pietro
  • Gioacchino

10

Which composer had the first name 'Modest'?

  • Scriabin.
  • Tchaikovsky.
  • Elgar
  • Mussorgsky.

11

Which famous, virtuoso pianist mutilated his left hand in order to increase the spread of his fingers?

  • Rubinstein.
  • Paginini
  • Ravel
  • Barenboim

12

For whose poem did George Frederick Handel compose 'Ode for St. Cecilia's Day'?

  • Dryden
  • Coleridge
  • Thompson
  • Keats

13

For which activity is St. Cecilia the patron saint?

  • Art
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture

14

In which of Beethoven's symphonies does the 'Ode to Joy' occur?

  • The Ninth.
  • The Sixth.
  • The Third
  • The First

15

Who composed 'The Clock Symphony' and 'The Toy Symphony'?

  • Brahms
  • Haydn
  • Walton
  • Britten

16

Which time signature has, over the centuries, come to be known as 'common time'?

  • 3/4
  • 2/4
  • 4/4
  • 6/4

17

How many players comprise a quintet?

  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Ten

18

What name does the letter 'K' stand for after the title of a composition by Mozart?

  • Kleine
  • Kleist
  • Komposition
  • Kochel

19

Which instrument did the former musician Jacqueline du Prey play?

  • The piano
  • The 'cello
  • The flute
  • The viola

20

A popular English orchestral conductor who has conducted the 'Last Night at the Proms' is Simon who?

  • Battle
  • Tattle
  • Rattle
  • Cattle

 

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