Music Test: Which of the following statements is correct?

Posted by: Diqiucun_Cunmin

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Schubert wrote nine complete symphonies.

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Chopin wrote the Beautiful Blue Danube.

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Berlioz wrote the Faust Symphony.

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Bartok wrote the Hungarian Rhapsodies.

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All classical-era works had homophonic textures.

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Ravel was a student of Faure.

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JS Bach often improvised on the piano.

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The famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor starts with a series of turns.

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The 'Death and the Maiden' string quartet was written by Beethoven shortly before his death.

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'The Love of Three Oranges' was written by Stravinsky.

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Mozart was born before Haydn.

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There is no such thing as a trumpet concerto.

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Liszt's style was more traditional than Brahms'.

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Shostakovich had never written a piano sonata.

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Schoenberg was a student of Webern.

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Schumann wrote the Well-Tempered Clavier.

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A concerto is a type of chamber music.

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Rachmaninoff wrote the Grandes etudes apres Paganini.

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Chopin wrote the first nocturnes.

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None of these is correct.

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Recorders have never used in symphonic music.

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All movements of a classical-period sonata must be in the sonata form.

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Clementi was a noted clarinet manufacturer.

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Fugues rarely contain counterpoint.

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Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T07:19:08.2196766-05:00
Darn, didn't mean to enable the option to add answers. Please don't add answers LOL.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T07:20:04.6036951-05:00
Correction! I meant: Recorders have never used in ORCHESTRAL music.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T07:20:50.9252831-05:00
This is partly a response to Bblackkbbirdd's poll, and partly a response to YouTube comments below a video of Schubert's The Trout, in which people thought the tune was made up by a washing machine manufacturer...
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T07:28:50.3730130-05:00
Correction of correction: I meant Recorders have never BEEN used in orchestral music.
BblackkBbirdd says2015-04-05T08:42:51.7920710-05:00
There is no ass answers option :(
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T09:08:58.0899900-05:00
@BblackkBbirdd: If you meant 'none of the above'. There is such an option. If you meant a donkey, this is a music test...
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-05T11:19:30.3966035-05:00
@Subutai: Sorry, not correct.
Subutai says2015-04-05T15:53:21.8883394-05:00
I am right. I checked it. He wrote 10 symphonies, but the last one was not finished - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._10_(Schubert)
21MolonLabe says2015-04-06T08:40:53.5899287-05:00
I love the Picture.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-06T20:10:19.9517732-05:00
@Subutai: The 7th and 8th symphonies are not finished. (The 8th symphony is called the unfinished symphony for a reason...)
Subutai says2015-04-06T21:11:56.4115883-05:00
I contest that those were "incomplete". The 7th was complete, and, for all we know, he may have wrote the 8th for only two movements specifically. Complete symphonies don't have to have four whole movements. That's just basic romantic structure.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-06T21:14:48.9399250-05:00
@Subutai: How is a symphony complete without orchestration? I don't think it's possible Schubert only intended two movements for the eighth considering that we have a non-orchestrated portion of a scherzo...
Subutai says2015-04-06T21:25:10.1043793-05:00
I guess you could argue that Schubert was not avant-garde enough to shake up the rules that much, but you can have symphonies without orchestration and two-movement symphonies. The Scherzo may very well be something else. I'm not as knowledgeable on classical music as you seem to be, so maybe I'm looking at this all wrong.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-07T00:12:54.5611372-05:00
Schubert was generally even more conservative than Beethoven was; I really don't think he could have written a two-movement symphony that ends in a different key than it started. As for the 7th, he'd actually already orchestrated small parts of it, and Wikipedia says 'the manuscript continued on 14-stave score pages as a melodic line with occasional basses or counterpoints', so there's no way he could have intended a 'symphony' in the form he's written. I mean, Alkan did write a symphony for piano solo, but at least that one had its instrumentation completed; that cannot be said of Schubert's 7th.
CCE says2015-04-13T22:15:30.4187929-05:00
Oops, didn't read the "complete" bit...
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-14T00:26:31.7831999-05:00
You can try again since I didn't reveal the answer in the comments. :) Most of them are ridiculous, but I added a few to throw people off if they don't read carefully (including the Schubert one.)
cludwig says2015-04-14T02:36:23.2158679-05:00
If you said "JS Bach often improvised on the Harpsichord", it would be absolutely true.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-14T02:59:04.9667947-05:00
Yeah, he was a god; I know he could actually improvise fugues. >< (Though maybe you're capable of doing that too?) BTW I've read an article that he's actually improvised on a piano once, at somebody's invitation, but once doesn't count as 'often', obviously.

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