The Great Pianists Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Harold C. Schonberg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters VI and VII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What German pianist, conductor, and composer of Czech birth was a pupil of B. D. Weber in Prague and of Albrechtsberger and Salieri in Vienna?
(a) Adolf von Henselt.
(b) Carl Czerny.
(c) Ignaz Moscheles.
(d) Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

2. What term is used to describe the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century virtuoso style of piano playing in which a pianist plays with expanded flexibility?
(a) Cubism.
(b) Modernism.
(c) Romanticism.
(d) Classicism.

3. What term is used to describe a form of playing that means connected consecutive notes without audible separation compared to staccato playing with distinct breaks between consecutive notes?
(a) Etuge.
(b) Legato.
(c) Stacatto.
(d) Fugue.

4. Who invented the piano?
(a) Adolf von Henselt.
(b) Bartolomeo Cristofori.
(c) Muzio Clementi.
(d) John Field.

5. When was Johann Hummel born?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1745.
(d) 1778.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the late 18th century, piano-playing techniques changed from Clementi's classic horizontal hand and arm level to outward-turned hands and wrists exemplified by whom?

2. What is an English piano manufacturer founded in 1728 by Burkat Shudi and continued after his death in 1773?

3. Where was Johann Hummel from?

4. What is the name of a term used to describe a form of music in which themes successively repeat?

5. What pianist wrote music that took "remarkable stretch" and "peculiar hand formation" to reach his left-hand extensions?

(see the answer key)

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