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

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trivia quiz  Great Choral Music Editor choice cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Jul 22 03

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!
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trivia quiz  The Renaissance Madrigal Editor choice cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, May 30 03

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!
1134 plays
trivia quiz  Back to the Fugue Editor choice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Oct 15 11

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"?
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trivia quiz  Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, jouen58, Aug 11 03

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!
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trivia quiz  Thematic Catalogues: What's in an Opus Number? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Jun 01 08

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?
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trivia quiz  The World's Greatest Conductors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Sep 02 07

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?
stedman editor
1299 plays
trivia quiz  Alphabet of Musical Oddities cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, Lottie1001, Oct 14 09

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.
Lottie1001 gold member
1305 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Great Pianists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, May 26 11

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.
stedman editor
870 plays
match quiz  Classical Soundtracks cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 03 16

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.
JanIQ gold member
354 plays
trivia quiz  Vaughan Williams: Pride of Britain cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Aug 31 08

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!
414 plays
trivia quiz  Welcome to The Proms cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, stedman, Dec 20 04

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.
stedman editor
489 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Great Violinists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, May 01 09

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.
stedman editor
1149 plays
trivia quiz  Orchestras of the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Apr 01 04

There are many first-class orchestras active throughout the world today. Can you identify some of the most famous from these clues?
stedman editor
1674 plays
trivia quiz  The Curse of the Ninth Symphony cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 25 04

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.
stedman editor
1956 plays
trivia quiz  Crank it Up a Notch cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eyhung, Feb 04 15

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!
eyhung gold member
261 plays
trivia quiz  Animals in Classical Music cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 29 10

Several classical composers have named one or more of their works after an animal. Here are some questions about these classical compositions.
JanIQ gold member
627 plays
trivia quiz  Classics From the Crypt cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Oct 19 04

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...
861 plays
trivia quiz  Dead Music cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, anselm, Aug 30 03

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.
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trivia quiz  Musical Flowers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Jul 28 11

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.
stedman editor
591 plays
trivia quiz  Symphonies and their Nicknames cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, stedman, Oct 25 02

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?
stedman editor
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trivia quiz  A Symphony of Animals cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Jul 22 11

This quiz, inspired by an Author Challenge by kyleisalive, features a brief survey of animals in classical music. How many do you recognize?
stedman editor
951 plays
trivia quiz  American Composer Howard Hanson cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bmrsnr, Mar 27 04

Howard Hanson is one of my favorite American composers. Let's see how much you know about him.
198 plays
trivia quiz  Say Hello to this Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, antwell, May 23 08

Some arbitrary trivia on the great Russian composer.
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trivia quiz  That Glorious Song of Old cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 03 15

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.
rossian editor
1683 plays
trivia quiz  Music for Chamber Wind Ensemble cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Oct 24 13

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.
150 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Music 101 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Alba66, Apr 19 11

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.
1254 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Music in Popular Culture 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, Akhnaten, Nov 24 06

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.
1398 plays
trivia quiz  Grand Opera, People and Places 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tom_1, Dec 01 10

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.
tom_1 gold member
438 plays
trivia quiz  Peter and the Wolf 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, musicteacher, Oct 13 02

Our local chamber orchestra is performing this piece, and here is some of the information I've learned about it. Enjoy!
1146 plays
trivia quiz  Easy Orff 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Jun 15 05

Most of FunTrivia's Classical Music quizzes are wonderful but DIFFICULT! Here's one on a terrific composer that you can do even if you've never heard of Carl Orff and his amazing 20th century compositions.
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