So you like to brag about your knowledge on classical music… Test yourself with this superquiz and have fun

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Classical music. If you score high in this test… you may consider yourself a true melomaniac! If you think it’s going to be easy, your terribly wrong. Are you ready? Average score: 10/15. Will you get more than that? Let’s find out.


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So you like to brag about your knowledge on classical music.  Test yourself with this superquiz and have fun!

  • Question of

    Which of Mozart’s symphonies was nicknamed “Jupiter” due to its grandeur?

    • Nº 25 in G minor
    • Nº 36 in C
    • Nº 41 in C
    • Nº 40 in G minor
  • Question of

    Many fail in this question… Who is referred to as the most prolific composer ever in music history?

    • Antonio Vivaldi
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Franz Schubert
    • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Question of

    What instruments take part in the classical quartet ensemble?

    • 2 violins, 1 oboe, 1 cello
    • 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
    • 1 flute, 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 contrabass
    • 1 violin, 2 violas, 1 cello
  • Question of

    Who was the composer of the so-called “Italian Symphony” in 19th century?

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Felix Mendelssohn
    • Louis-Hector Berlioz
    • Anton Bruckner
  • Question of

    Some history to remember… A 20th century performer revived a forgotten baroque instrument and its repertoire: the harpsichord. Who was he/she?

    • Arthur Rubinstein
    • Eileen Joyce
    • Alfred Cortot
    • Wanda Landowska
  • Question of

    What is the instrument used in orchestras to tune the other instruments prior to concerts?

    • Oboe
    • Piano
    • Violin
    • Trumpet
  • Question of

    Which of these foreign composers paid homage to Spanish musical heritage with a piece titled “Rapsodie Espagnole”?

    • Maurice Ravel
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Cesar Franck
    • Ottorino Respighi
  • Question of

    Here comes an easy one… In music, the space between one musical pitch and another that doubles its frequency is called what?

    • A chord
    • A bar
    • An octave
    • A scale
  • Question of

    Which of these Italian composers made a substantial contribution to chamber music’s development in 18th century?

    • Domenico Scarlatti
    • Luigi Boccherini
    • Muzio Clementi
    • Gioachino Rossini
  • Question of

    What is the definition of “program music”?

    • One that attempts to render an extra-musical narrative (like literature) with musical notes.
    • One that is accompanied by a libretto to be used by singers in operas, oratorios or cantatas.
    • One that is clearly divided into sections, such as movements or parts.
    • One that is to be performed on a stage and tells a story through dance, such as ballet.
  • Question of

    The first woman who conducted famous Last Night of the Proms concert season in Royal Albert Hall, London, was:

    • Sian Edwards
    • JoAnn Falletta
    • Marin Alsop
    • Jane Glover
  • Question of

    Which composer was dubbed “The Poet of the Piano” by his contemporaries?

    • John Field
    • Franz Liszt
    • Frederic Chopin
    • Alexander Scriabin
  • Question of

    What is the meaning of the Italian term “piano” when it appears on a musical score?

    • Music is to be played on a piano.
    • Music must be played in a gentle, soft manner.
    • Music must be played in a percussive way, like a drum.
    • Music pauses before reassuming.
  • Question of

    Another easy one… Which one would be the lowest singing human voice?

    • Baritone
    • Contralto
    • Tenor
    • Mezzo-soprano
  • Question of

    Who was the inventor of the piano?

    • Ignace Pleyel
    • Girolamo Zenti
    • Johann Christoph Denner
    • Bartolomeo Cristofori

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