The Great Pianists Test | Final Test - Easy

Harold C. Schonberg
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of a performance hall in New York City where Paderewski made a debut in 1891 on his tour for the Steinway piano company?
(a) Metropolitan Opera.
(b) Carnegie Hall.
(c) Vienna Philharmonic.
(d) New York Philharmonic.

2. In what year was Alfred Brendel born?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1901.
(d) 1931.

3. Harold Bauer credited his piano interest to what dancer?
(a) Mary Whipley.
(b) Isadora Duncan.
(c) Sarah Earnheart.
(d) Maria Callais.

4. What nickname did the pianist Leopold Godowsky go by?
(a) "Brahma of the Keyboard."
(b) "Chopinzee."
(c) "The Little Giant."
(d) "The Piano God."

5. In Chapter XXXVI, Bach a la Mode, the author comments on a trend that was unfashionable to play Bach on piano since whose resurgent harpsichord playing?
(a) Landowska's.
(b) Chopin's.
(c) Glenn Gould's.
(d) Beethoven's.

6. Where was Artur Schnabel from?
(a) Russia.
(b) Hungary.
(c) Poland.
(d) Austria.

7. When was Glenn Gould born?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1908.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1911.

8. What contemporary pianist of Teresa Carreno called her a "goddess" despite her lack of discipline?
(a) Alfred Grunfeld.
(b) Claudio Arrau.
(c) Percy Grainger.
(d) Vassily Sapellnikoff.

9. Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff and Horowitz emigrated after the Russian Revolution of 1917 when who took control?
(a) Stalin.
(b) Marx.
(c) Lenin.
(d) Vasputin.

10. Who was described by the author as an incomparable pianist who added new theories and ideas about pedaling and sonority with new ideas of figuration and layout?
(a) Franz Liszt.
(b) Claudio Arrau.
(c) Claude Debussy.
(d) Alexander Scriabin.

11. How old was Josef Hofmann when he gave his debut recital?
(a) 8.
(b) 11.
(c) 10.
(d) 5.

12. What school did Isaac Albeniz attend at age 15?
(a) Julliard School of Music.
(b) Vienna Conservatory.
(c) Brussels Conservatory.
(d) Metropolitan Opera.

13. Who sought ideal music he could play and compose and eventually settled on Mozart's twelve piano concertos at farewell concerts in 1922?
(a) Franz Liszt.
(b) Ferruccio Busoni.
(c) Claudio Arrau.
(d) Claude Debussy.

14. When did pianist Arthur Rubinstein make his American debut?
(a) 1897.
(b) 1906.
(c) 1798.
(d) 1915.

15. What Russian composer and pianist initially developed a highly lyrical and idiosyncratic tonal language inspired by the music of Frédéric Chopin?
(a) Franz Liszt.
(b) Claude Debussy.
(c) Claudio Arrau.
(d) Alexander Scriabin.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age did Isaac Albebiz catch a train to a casino where he played piano for guests and gamblers?

2. What term refers to any object which produces a sound when hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration?

3. When did Arthur Rubinstein begin making musical recordings?

4. Who did Isaac Albeniz audition for in Budapest?

5. Where was Alfred Brendel born?

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