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The Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern periods all fall under the heading 'Classical.'
175 Classical Music quizzes and 2,450 Classical Music trivia questions.
  Don't Be so Modest, Mussorgsky! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quiz on "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Modest Mussorgsky's 1874 masterpiece "Pictures at an Exhibition" is a suite of ten piano pieces tied together by a recurring "Promenade" theme. Each movement is a musical description of various paintings by his friend Viktor Hartmann, who died in 1873.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 21 23
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Feb 21 23
47 plays
  Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics best quiz - 25 questions - 10 mins
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, Mar 01 19
Mar 01 19
4895 plays
  Melodies and Motifs Classical Melodies and Motifs: Classical - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are ten snippets of melodies from classical pieces. Can you name them all?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 02 22
Sep 02 22
153 plays
  Melodies and Motifs Classical Again Melodies and Motifs: Classical Again - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are ten more snippets of melodies from classical pieces. Can you name them all?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 03 22
Sep 03 22
107 plays
  Melodies and Motifs Classical Pianos Melodies and Motifs: Classical Pianos - 10 questions - 2 mins
Here are ten snippets of melodies from well-known piano pieces. Do you recognize them?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Jan 19 23
Jan 19 23
101 plays
  Temporal Rift - 10 questions - 4 mins
A rift in time opened up right in the middle of my rehearsal - there are composers from the past here right now! Can you help determine which musical period each of these composers need to go back to?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jan 19 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
reedy gold member
Jan 19 22
4680 plays
  The World's Greatest Conductors best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Mar 08 13
stedman editor
1600 plays
  That Glorious Song of Old great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Oct 23 17
rossian editor
Oct 23 17
2074 plays
  Alphabet of Musical Oddities best quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
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, Jul 19 18
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 19 18
1642 plays
  Ten Great Pianists top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, May 26 11
stedman editor
1175 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The majestic theme for the PBS series "Masterpiece Theater" ("Rondeau") is by a composer of what national origin?

From Quiz "Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics"

  Ten Great Violinists top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, May 02 09
stedman editor
1557 plays
  Orchestras of the World top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Apr 14 11
stedman editor
1995 plays
  Symphonies and their Nicknames great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
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?
Average, 25 Qns, stedman, Nov 16 13
stedman editor
1793 plays
  Animals in Classical Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Dec 12 10
JanIQ gold member
855 plays
  Back to the Fugue editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 15 11
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  A Symphony of Animals great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jul 22 11
stedman editor
1193 plays
  The Curse of the Ninth Symphony top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 19 08
stedman editor
2190 plays
  Welcome to The Proms top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 15 Qns, stedman, Dec 20 04
stedman editor
622 plays
  The Invasion of Classical Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Dec 10 21
Dec 10 21
2327 plays
  Requiem great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
You can't get closer to Christian music than Requiem Masses, which are among the most stirring of musical compositions. Requiems have been created by several well known classical composers, and some lesser known. Can you identify them from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 30 19
May 30 19
152 plays
  Verirrt in der Uebersetzung - 10 questions - 4 mins
The title is German for "Lost in Translation". Some German lyrics of classical music were translated into English, but the melody was "lost in translation". Can you answer a question if I give you the translated lyrics? Sing along if you dare.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 29 21
JanIQ gold member
Aug 29 21
143 plays
  All in the Family - 10 questions - 5 mins
Musical talent runs in certain families. What do you know about these classical composers and their musical family members?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 22 16
JanIQ gold member
Jun 22 16
155 plays
  Classics From the Crypt top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Nov 01 04
917 plays
  Classical Music--Symphonic Nicknames popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Many pieces of symphonic music have been given 'nicknames' either by the composer or by others, e.g. Shubert's Symphony No. 8 is called 'The Unfinished'. Match the symphony with the composer.
Average, 15 Qns, Pat6789, Aug 09 02
3698 plays
  Crank it Up a Notch great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Feb 04 15
311 plays
  Classical Music in Popular Culture great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
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, Feb 02 13
1684 plays
  Music for Chamber Wind Ensemble great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Oct 24 13
186 plays
  Places in Classical Music - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz, the composer of a piece of music has referenced a particular place which may possibly have influenced him, in naming it. Can you identify the place from the description?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 17 22
Apr 17 22
224 plays
  Light Classics - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a very light hearted quiz about classical music. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Nov 08 18
Serenesh gold member
Nov 08 18
308 plays
  Bells and Whistles - 10 questions - 4 mins
Classical orchestras can be more interesting than you'd think - sometimes you find the most unlikely instruments alongside the violins and clarinets.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Nov 08 12
stedman editor
489 plays
  Classically Yours popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Every artistic genius, brilliant as one may be, needs inspiration. Think you know the secret behind the great classics?
Average, 10 Qns, cdauphinais, Nov 04 12
472 plays
  Classical Music Volume 1 - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are some classical music questions that I think you'll enjoy...
Average, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jul 21 06
2308 plays
  Classical Musical Classics - 10 questions - 3 mins
Classical music is a wonderful source of entertainment for everyone young and old. In this quiz, I will give you a classic, and you give me the name of the composer.
Average, 10 Qns, richicago, Aug 12 21
Aug 12 21
1621 plays
  Classical, Baroque, and Romantic Music - 10 questions - 4 mins
Whether you are a music veteran or one who just took a music theory class - there is a lot of information about music history in this quiz. Hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, klavierstueck, Jun 28 10
496 plays
  Mixed, Musical Bits - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is a hodgepodge of trivia from the world of classical music. Some of it is well-known and some of it isn't.- See how you get on.
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Sep 27 11
490 plays
  Building the Chamber Ensemble from 1 to 11 - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about pieces of music for just one player all the way up to 11 players. Mostly for mixed winds, strings, and/or keyboard, they are from the Baroque era through the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Mar 21 14
173 plays
  Music for the Human Voice - 10 questions - 4 mins
From the 11th century motets of Hildegarde von Bingen to the Masses of J.S. Bach to the works of modern composers like Britten and Vaughn Williams, choral and operatic music has provided some of the most powerful and beautiful pieces in existence today.
Average, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, May 15 03
724 plays
  Symphonic Poems - 10 questions - 3 mins
An 'invention' of Franz Liszt, the symphonic poem was very popular in the second half of the 19th century. Can you name the composer of the following symphonic poems?
Average, 10 Qns, aiken, Sep 09 22
Sep 09 22
655 plays
  Have a very Classical Christmas! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Composers through the ages have taken inspiration from Christmas for their musical works. This quiz invites you to identify some of them and their works.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 03 20
stedman editor
Dec 03 20
738 plays
  Not opera, but the next best thing... - 10 questions - 5 mins
I wrote this quiz while working on my first opera. This quiz is my expression of appreciation for those great composers who influenced me without having written any great operas themselves.
Average, 10 Qns, Arpeggionist, Dec 25 21
Dec 25 21
521 plays
  Who Wrote...? - 10 questions - 3 mins
If you know much about classical music, you shouldn't have any problems with this quiz. I will give you a piece of classical music and a choice of several composers. This is my first quiz, so have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, pronkh, Jul 09 14
718 plays
  Made in America? You Better Believe It! - 15 questions - 5 mins
How well do you know your works by American composers? Take this quiz to find out?
Average, 15 Qns, bmrsnr, May 30 19
bmrsnr gold member
May 30 19
500 plays
  Classical Nicknames - 10 questions - 3 mins
I give you the names of the pieces and their composers, you supply the work's nickname.
Average, 10 Qns, fdgla, Oct 06 09
1390 plays
  Music History for Classical Fanatics - 15 questions - 3 mins
Here is a quiz about the history of music for all of you nutty music wizards out there! Questions will jump from the 20th century to as far back as the 18th century.
Average, 15 Qns, Bartok1, Apr 07 07
757 plays
  Famous Pieces of Music - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'll give you the name of a piece, and you tell me who wrote it.
Average, 10 Qns, billybob87, Jun 29 13
2692 plays
  Samples of Classical Music Types - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a further exploration of musical terms that refer to pieces and types of classical music.
Average, 10 Qns, chalcedony, Mar 26 20
Mar 26 20
139 plays
  Know Your Classical Music Forms - 10 questions - 4 mins
Calling classical music connoisseurs and choristers. Identify each form of classical music by definition.
Average, 10 Qns, chalcedony, May 06 20
May 06 20
173 plays
  Small Talk About Historical Classics - 10 questions - 4 mins
Sometimes classic musical compositions or their makers get surrounded by anecdotes or have a history of their own outside music. Such 'trifles' and 'small talk' is what this quiz deals with.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 29 03
731 plays
  Popular Classics - 10 questions - 5 mins
It need not be "pop music" to be popular. Some classic works and especially fragments of classic works had conquered the world long before there were any charts. Check your knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 05 18
Oct 05 18
1392 plays
  10 MORE Favorite Concert Band Works - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just like my previous quiz, there is no certain order or ranking; just 10 more band works that get a lot of play. Hope you enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, marchlover, Mar 20 10
217 plays
  Which Musical Period? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Identify the period (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern) each of the following musical forms or composers became popular in.
Average, 10 Qns, dragon_lover42, Aug 22 05
615 plays
  A Night on Classical Mountain - 10 questions - 3 mins
Sit back, relax and try your classical music knowledge with this fun quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Will2510, Oct 14 18
Oct 14 18
207 plays
  All About Musical Pieces - 10 questions - 3 mins
Hey, this is my first quiz and it contains questions about musical pieces ranging from pianos to orchestras.
Average, 10 Qns, torpolizer, Nov 26 18
Nov 26 18
435 plays
  English Music and Composers - 10 questions - 3 mins
English music is often overlooked, but there are some wonderful pieces and great composers. See if you know any of them.
Average, 10 Qns, markarian, Dec 16 02
518 plays
  Classical Music - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Classical Music Era is one of the most interesting eras music has to offer.
Average, 10 Qns, Scifer, Jan 31 12
409 plays
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