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 pianist wrote music that took "remarkable stretch" and "peculiar hand formation" to reach his left-hand extensions?
(a) Muzio Clementi.
(b) John Field.
(c) Bartolomeo Cristofori.
(d) Adolf von Henselt.

2. What pianist never played in public but stayed in Vienna to teach pupils and compose over a thousand published works?
(a) Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
(b) Johannes Sebastian Bach.
(c) Ignaz Moscheles.
(d) Carl Czerny.

3. In what year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart die?
(a) 1897.
(b) 1745.
(c) 1791.
(d) 1810.

4. What pianist was born November 14, 1778, in Bohemia?
(a) Friedrich Kalkbrenner.
(b) Ignaz Moscheles.
(c) Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
(d) Carl Czerny.

5. In what year did Johannes Sebastian Bach die?
(a) 1750.
(b) 1802.
(c) 1798.
(d) 1740.

Short Answer Questions

1. A primitive cylinder recording of Brahms was found dated from what year?

2. When was Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber born?

3. Chapter VI, In the Interim describes the last two decades of what century?

4. In what year was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born?

5. When did the piano become the most popular instrument to be played publicly?

(see the answer key)

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