The Great Pianists Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year was the piano invented?
(a) 1523.
(b) 1790.
(c) 1709.
(d) 1654.

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

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

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

5. What son of a Hungarian official was born in 1811 became a priest in 1865 but had no authority to celebrate mass or hear confession?
(a) Franz Liszt.
(b) Sigismond Thalberg.
(c) Adolf von Henselt.
(d) Friedrich Chopin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Liszt have rooms between Weimar and Budapest?

2. In what year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart die?

3. Chopin considered Bach and who to be the only two great composers?

4. When was Vladimir von Pachmann born?

5. What term is used to describe the mid-eighteenth century disciplined style of piano playing in which the pianist plays notes written by a composer with some flexibility for tasteful improvisation and embellishment?

(see the answer key)

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