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History of Music

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This quiz introduces ten questions on the history of music. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Haydn's "Farewell Symphony" was designed as a protest piece over the way musicians were being treated.
False
True

Question 2:


Brahms never married. It is fairly well documented that he had a one-sided love for which composer's wife?
Chopin
Bach
Schubert
Schumann

Question 3:


In a symphony orchestra, there are more stringed instruments than any other type.
True
False

Question 4:


How many saxophones are there in a symphony orchestra?
2
8
4
None

Question 5:


The first clarinetist in a symphonic orchestra was the father of which famous man ?
Yani
Corelli
Mozart
Gallileo

Question 6:


Who composed the beautiful "Finlandia?"
Grieg
Bizet
Otto Bull
Sibelius

Question 7:


Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" was his last known symphony.
False
True

Question 8:


The opera "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi was first performed at which great historical event?
The opening of the Suez Canal
The independence of Egypt
The anniversary of Cleopatra's death
The victory of Ellington at Waterlooo

Question 9:


The great opera about Spain, "Carmen," was written in which language?
French
Spanish
Italian
English

Question 10:


The first Opera House was built in Italy, in this year.
1597
1637
1298
1595

 


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