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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?
Schubert
Schumann
Bach
Chopin

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
8
None
2

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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 victory of Ellington at Waterlooo
The anniversary of Cleopatra's death
The independence of Egypt

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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