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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.
True
False

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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