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The Life of Johannes Brahms

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The Life of Johannes Brahms game quiz
"See how much you know about this brilliant German composer?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. When was Brahms born?
    1834
    1833
    1835
    1836


2. When did Brahms die?
    1894
    1897
    1895
    1896


3. Brahms never married.
    True
    False


4. Brahms came from a poor family.
    True
    False


5. Which Hungarian violin virtuoso did Brahms meet in 1853?

    Answer: (Surname only. His first name is Joseph)


6. When did Brahms's mother die?

    1835
    1855
    1865
    1845


7. How many symphonies did Brahms write?
    5
    4
    7
    6


8. Brahms's first music lessons were with his father.

    True
    False


9. What year did Brahms finish his choral masterpiece, the German Requiem?
    1870
    1868
    1872
    1874


10. What was the orchestral version of Brahms's 'Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale' formerly known as?
    Variations on a Theme of Mozart
    Variations on a Theme of Haydn
    Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
    Variations on a Theme of Paganini


11. Which Symphony took Brahms the longest to complete?
    Answer: (one word)


12. How many sextets did Brahms write?
    2
    5
    3
    4


13. After which composers widow did Brahms maintain a long friendship with?
    Beethoven
    Schumann
    Liszt
    Wagner


14. Which of the following did Brahms not compose?
    Academic Overture
    The Goldberg Variations
    Tragic Overture
    Variations on a Hungarian Song


15. Which composer did a famous conductor dub Brahms's 1st Symphony as?
    Haydn
    Schubert
    Mozart
    Beethoven


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Compiled Jun 28 12