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Twentieth Century Classical Music

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Twentieth Century Classical Music game quiz
"When you say "classical music", most people think of music before 1900. However there were also a lot of great composers in the twentieth century. Test your knowledge about them."

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1. What's unusual about Arnold Schönberg's "Second String Quartet"?
    It only contains eleven notes.
    There's a singer in it.
    The strings are tuned differently than usual.
    It lasts over two hours.


2. Which isn't a ballet by Igor Stravinsky?
    Petrushka
    Bluebeard's Castle
    the Rite of Spring
    Firebird


3. Which Hungarian composer wrote "Concerto for Orchestra"?
    Ernst Von Dohnanyi
    György Kurtág
    György Ligeti
    Bela Bartok


4. Where in Germany does an annual meeting of contemporary composers take place, known as the "Ferienkurse" (Holiday course)? The place was important for the developement of serial music and electronic music.
    Munich
    Darmstadt
    Hamburg
    Leipzig


5. "4'33" is a composition by John Cage. How many notes does it contain?
    1
    0
    273
    433


6. Which opera is by Benjamin Britten?
    Dumbarton Oaks
    Wozzeck
    The Seven Deadly Sins
    Peter Grimes


7. Which modern composer was married to singer Cathy Berberian and wrote a lot of experimental music for her?
    Luciano Berio
    Luigi Nono
    Giacinto Scelsi
    Luigi Dallapiccola


8. Which novel by Gogol was turned into an opera by Dmitry Shostakovich?
    Boris Godunov
    Dead Souls
    The Nose
    The Lady Macbeth from the District Mtensk


9. What's the first name of Stockhausen, the German composer?
    Friedrich
    Heinrich
    Karlheinz
    Alfred


10. In what country was Iannis Xenakis born?
    Poland
    Greece
    Armenia
    Romania


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Compiled Jun 28 12