Classical Music

Music Quiz Questions

  1. Which hero is Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony said to be named after?
  2. Who were J.S. Bach’s two sons?
  3. What is the nationality of composer Isaac Albeniz?
  4. On which instrument is Handel’s “Harmonious Blacksmith” played?
  5. What type of horns feature in Haydn’s Symphony No. 31 in D?
  6. Whose ebony clarinet was Stravinsky’s Clarinet Concerto written for, thus giving it the nickname “Ebony”?
  7. In which country was Greek composer Iannis Xenakis actually born?
  8. What was Vivaldi’s profession aside from violinist and composer?
  9. What type of works did John Wilbye compose?
  10. To which composer is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor dedicated?

Answers

  1. Napoleon I
  2. Carl Philip Emanuel, Johann Christian
  3. Spanish
  4. Harpsichord
  5. Hunting horns
  6. Woody Herman
  7. Romania
  8. Priest
  9. Madrigals
  10. Wagner