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The Music of Dimitri Shostakovich
"How much do you know about this mountain of Soviet music?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In which stylistic era is Shostakovich's music classified?
Modern / 20th Century
For which performer did Shostakovich write his first cello concerto?
What is the DSCH motif?
A Russian folk motif used to praise the Soviet state.
A musical device Shostakovich used to refer to himself.
Nothing, no such thing exists.
A special 13th chord Shostakovich used a lot.
Where did Shostakovich begin his composition of Symphony No. 7?
For which two works was Shostakovich openly condemned in the semi-official Soviet publication Pravda?
String Quartet No. 8 and Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 3 and Violin Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 2
"Lady MacBeth" and "The Sparkling Brook"
Which of Shostakovich's symphonies redeemed him in the eyes of the Soviet regime in the aftermath of Pravda's attacks on him?
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 1
In which of Shostakovich's symphonies is there a chorale with the words:
"October! - the harbinger of the awaited Sun,
October! - the will of the rebel centuries.
October! - labor, joy, and the song.
October! - the happiness of fields and working tables."
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 8
Symphony No. 15
Symphony No. 4
Shostakovich's symphonic scoring is directly related to that of which Romantic composer?
Ludwig von Beethoven
Which of the following operas did Shostakovich NOT write?
The Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk
What country was Shostakovich from?
Nobody really knows, he was a rather secretive fellow.
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