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Gustav Mahler Quiz

His music arouses as much controversy as any classical composer. But what do you know about his music, and the man himself? 12 Questions.

 
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1

In which modern European country was Gustav Mahler born?

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

2

How many children did Gustav Mahler's mother have?

  • 1
  • 6
  • 14

3

Gustav Mahler's father, Bernard, owned what sort of business in the town of Iglau?

  • Dairy farm
  • Blacksmith
  • Distillery

4

Which unusual instrument is not used in Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony?

  • Cowbells
  • A hammer
  • Saxophone

5

Which is not the nickname of a Gustav Mahler symphony?

  • Alpine
  • Resurrection
  • Symphony of a Thousand

6

Gustav Mahler's longest symphony is the 3rd. How many movements does it have?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

7

Which English composer claimed that he "didn't sleep for two nights" after hearing Gustav Mahler conduct a performance of "Tristan und Isolde" in London?

  • Edward Elgar
  • Gustav Holst
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

8

Which was the last symphony to be performed in Gustav Mahler's lifetime?

  • 8th
  • 9th
  • 10th

9

Gustav Mahler left Vienna in 1907 to take up a conducting post in which city?

  • New York
  • Berlin
  • London

10

Gustav Mahler's wife Alma had an affair with Walter Gropius in 1910, and married him in 1915. What was Gropius's profession?

  • Musician
  • Architect
  • Physician

11

What medical condition did Gustav Mahler succumb to?

  • Scarlet fever
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Pneumonia

12

Where was Gustav Mahler's critically acclaimed 8th symphony premiered?

  • New York
  • Vienna
  • Munich

 

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