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The Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern periods all fall under the heading 'Classical.'   

There are 220 quizzes and 2,200 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Great Choral Music

This quiz deals with the greatest works of both sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Good luck and enjoy!
Tough (25 qns)
jouen58
3108 plays
2
The Renaissance Madrigal

The madrigal was one of the most diverse forms in Renaissance music, employing a wide range of emotions and musical effects. This quiz covers madrigals from all over Europe. Good Luck!
Tough (25 qns)
jouen58
1113 plays
3
Back to the Fugue

How do you pronounce "fugue"? Say the word "few" and add a hard G (like at the end of "dog") to the end. Now that we've covered that, we can move on to questions like "What are some features of fugues?" and "What are some famous fugues"?
Average (10 qns)
celicadriver
1431 plays
4
Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics

Are you a classical music "dummy" who has occasionally wondered about the various classical pieces which turn up in movies, on TV, at weddings, etc? This quiz is for you. Good luck!
Average (25 qns)
jouen58
4602 plays
5
The World's Greatest Conductors

In the world of Western classical music, the phenomenon of the conductor as superstar really dates from the early part of the twentieth century. How many of these famous maestros can you identify?
Average (10 qns)
stedman
1248 plays
6
Thematic Catalogues: What's in an Opus Number?

As I was looking at my CD collection I got to wondering about the meaning of all those letters after the titles of the pieces. Seasoned listeners of art music know what Op. and K. mean, but can you match Wolf, AV, and FS numbers to their composers?
Tough (10 qns)
celicadriver
435 plays
7
Alphabet of Musical Oddities

Composers, conductors, instruments or musical instructions from A to Z. Can you find the odd one out in these sets? Nearly all of them are taken from the world of classical music.
Average (25 qns)
Lottie1001
1281 plays
8
Classical Soundtracks

What would a movie be without music? Here are ten movies in which the music of a classical composer is used prominently. Match the composer to the movie and have fun.
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
Nov 03 16
312 plays
9
Ten Great Pianists

As a solo instrument, the piano is second to none in classical music, and many internationally famed players have made their mark as performers. This quiz tests your knowledge of just ten of them.
Average (10 qns)
stedman
798 plays
10
Welcome to The Proms

The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts have for many years played a central role in London's musical life. This quiz is a short introduction to the history, music and strange rituals attached to this great music festival.
Tough (15 qns)
stedman
435 plays
11
Vaughan Williams: Pride of Britain

Amongst the myriad of inspirational British composers lies, for me, one of the greatest and most accomplished musicians of all time - Ralph Vaughan Williams. Here is an, hopefully, insightful quiz into some of his main compositions. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
jonnowales
405 plays
12
Crank it Up a Notch

Classical music is often seen as gentle and mellow, but there are many pieces that, when played during quiet hours at full volume, will lead to the neighbors calling the cops on you. See how much you know about these pieces that crank it up a notch!
Average (10 qns)
eyhung
231 plays
13
Ten Great Violinists

From the start of the nineteenth century to the present day, many great solo violinists have made their mark in the world of classical music. This quiz tests your knowledge of just ten of them.
Average (10 qns)
stedman
1080 plays
14
The Curse of the Ninth Symphony

Beethoven completed nine symphonies before his death. Since then, some composers have been superstitious about reaching this total, and a surprising number have in fact failed to make it to number ten. This quiz tests your knowledge of some of them.
Tough (10 qns)
stedman
1890 plays
15
Orchestras of the World

There are many first-class orchestras active throughout the world today. Can you identify some of the most famous from these clues?
Average (10 qns)
stedman
1590 plays
16
Dead Music

I don't do music by living, breathing humans on the whole, so here's one about music and composers who've by-and-large well and truly snuffed it.
Tough (25 qns)
anselm
1680 plays
17
A Symphony of Animals

This quiz, inspired by an Author Challenge by kyleisalive, features a brief survey of animals in classical music. How many do you recognize?
Average (10 qns)
stedman
867 plays
18
Animals in Classical Music

Several classical composers have named one or more of their works after an animal. Here are some questions about these classical compositions.
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
591 plays
19
Musical Flowers

Fans of cryptic crosswords will know that the word "flower" in a clue usually refers to a river - i.e. something that flows. So, taking a sideways look at Jazmee27's Author Challenge, here's a quiz about rivers in classical music.
Average (10 qns)
stedman
531 plays
20
Symphonies and their Nicknames

Many symphonies over the years have had names attached to them: sometimes by the composer, sometimes not. Can you match the composer with the named symphony?
Tough (25 qns)
stedman
1572 plays
21
Classical Music 101

These classical melodies are so great that they will live forever. Do you think you know these masterpieces? Good luck and I hope you enjoy.
Easy (10 qns)
Alba66
1086 plays
22
American Composer Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson is one of my favorite American composers. Let's see how much you know about him.
Tough (10 qns)
bmrsnr
195 plays
23
Classics From the Crypt

With Halloween nearly upon us, I thought I'd do a quiz on some works from the classical repertoire which have a touch (or more) of the macabre or sinister about them. Proceed at your own risk...
Average (10 qns)
jouen58
843 plays
24
Say Hello to this Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Some arbitrary trivia on the great Russian composer.
Tough (10 qns)
antwell
402 plays
25
Music for Chamber Wind Ensemble

Welcome to the colorful world of the chamber wind ensemble! From Baroque to Modern, we will explore composers, genres, and pieces from this beautiful and highly listenable repertoire. Note: the word "horn" in this quiz refers to the French horn.
Average (10 qns)
celicadriver
150 plays
26
That Glorious Song of Old

Some of the best loved songs and arias come from opera, operettas and oratorios. Come for a musical journey with me to visit some of the best known songs of old.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
1215 plays
27
Peter and the Wolf

Our local chamber orchestra is performing this piece, and here is some of the information I've learned about it. Enjoy!
Average (20 qns)
musicteacher
1110 plays
28
Grand Opera, People and Places

This is my first quiz. Grand opera, and music from what is frequently referred to as its "Golden Age" fascinate me. The singers, the stories, the houses-- They all have a story, a "mystique"; they are legendary I hope you enjoy it.
Average (10 qns)
tom_1
417 plays
29
Classical Music in Popular Culture

Classical music is not just heard in the symphony hall. The work of the classical masters is often used in movies and popular songs. In this quiz you will be asked to identify classical works and their composers used in movies and popular recordings.
Average (20 qns)
Akhnaten
1242 plays
30
The Invasion of Classical Music

From Bugs Bunny to the silver screen, you have slowly been brainwashed to accept classical music in your daily life without even knowing its true origins. So, who are the composers who penned these catchy tunes?
Average (10 qns)
triviasoprano
2037 plays
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