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 was born en route between Cassel and Berlin and played with most superficial brilliance?
(a) Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
(b) Friedrich Kalkbrenner.
(c) Carl Czerny.
(d) Ignaz Moscheles.

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

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

4. 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) Ignaz Moscheles.
(b) Carl Czerny.
(c) Adolf von Henselt.
(d) Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

5. When was Vladimir von Pachmann born?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1798.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What style, perfect for piano, was invented in 1709 by Italian harpsichord-maker Bartolommeo Cristofori to play in salons?

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

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

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

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