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101 Classical Music Trivia Questions for Music Lovers

Who would win in a fight, Bach or Beethoven?

Classical Music

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November 21, 2022

When you think of classical music, a few of the greats come to mind: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Frederic Chopin, to name a few (and they all have such long, dramatic names, don’t they?). We all know famous tunes like “Fur Elise,” “Symphony No. 5,” and “Ride of the Valkyries.” But only a true expert can master this classical music quiz. 

Lovers of classic rock, jazz, and even hip-hop claim certain songs and artists as timeless, but no other music has been around since the early 1700s but classical. Sure, some people find it boring. But fans can appreciate the pure skill, careful technique, and beautiful sounds of pianos, violins, flutes, and horns coming together to form a complex piece. With these classical music questions and answers, you can prove your love for this masterful period in music history. 

Need more trivia in your life? Check out our classic rock, country music, and 80’s music trivia quizzes as well as some general music trivia.

1. If something is played 'Allegro' how is it place?

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2. After which planet is Mozarts Symphony No.41 named?

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3. What was the name of Beethoven's only Opera?

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4. In which country was Schubert born?

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5. What nationality was the composer Sibelius?

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6. Who composed, 'Carmina Burana'?

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1. Which of the following was buried in an unmarked paupers grave?

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2. Das Rheingold,' 'Die Walküre,' 'Siegfried' and 'Götterdammerung' make up what Richard Wagner 'cycle'?

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3. Legato' is an instruction to play a piece in what style?

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4. In which country was Antonio Vivaldi born?

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5. Which of these terms describes the slowest style of playing?

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6. What is considered to be Richard Wagner's only comic opera?

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1. Who composed 'The Thieving Magpie Overture'?

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2. How many players are involved in a string quartet?

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3. Which composer wrote the famous Brandenburg Concertos?

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4. What kind of 'Concerto' did Alban Berg compose during the Atonal era?

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5. What nationality is the composer John Adams?

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6. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis' ish a work by which British Composer?

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1. How many Operas were composed by Giacomo Puccini?

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2. On which instrument is a Nocturne usually played?

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3. In what year did Tchaikovsky die?

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4. Which of these was NOT one of the Three Tenors?

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5. in which centiry did Henry Purcell live?

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6. Lied' is the German word for what?

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1. In what year was Mozart born?

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2. Mozart's Symphonies No. 40 and 41 were composed during what era?

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3. Adagio refers to what kind of pace within a piece of music?

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4. Berlioz was a famous German composer. But what was his first name?

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5. How many operas were written by Rimsky-Korsakov?

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6. What was the first name of the Russian composer Prokofiev?

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1. Who composed the 'Grosse Fugue'?

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2. Belshazzar's Feast' was a work by which British composer?

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3. in which century did Dmitri Shostakovich live?

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4. In what year was Beethoven born?

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5. Peter and the Wolf' was composed by which Russian?

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6. What was the name of Beethovens only Opera?

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1. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' was composed during what era?

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2. In what country was Gustav Mahler born?

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3. Which one of these was NOT a French composer?

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4. What nationality is the composer Kurt Weill?

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5. Who composed 'Finlandia'?

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6. Carl Maria von Weber's 'Der Freischütz' translates to what in English?

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1. Which of thse was NOT an Italian composer?

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2. Which of the following means unaccompanied singing?

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3. What composer lost his right arm in WWI and composed left-hand compositions for the piano?

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4. Who composed 'Peter and the Wolf'?

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5. Ave Maria' was composed by whom?

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6. Who created 'The Blue Danube'?

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1. Who was the founder of Impressionist music?

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2. Sergei Prokofiev composed a ballet based on what Shakespearian play?

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3. Clock2 and 'Surprise' are common names for symphonies by which composer?

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4. After which European capital is the 104th Symphony by Haydn known?

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5. How is Beethoven's 3rd Symphony better known?

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6. The Gamelan is the tradtional orchestra in which country?

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1. How many strings does a Harp have?

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2. Who composed 'Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1'?

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3. La Scala is an Opera House in which Italian city?

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4. What opera features a quack named Dulcamara?

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5. What composer published some of his sister's compositions under his name due to societal norms that frowned on female composers?

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6. What was the first name of prolific Opera compose Puccini?

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1. Issac Albeniz was born is which country?

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2. Swan Lake' was a work by which Russian Composer?

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3. Charles Villiers Stanford was born in which country?

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4. The Fairy Queen' is a work by which composer?

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5. The Manaus Opera House lies on which river?

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6. What was the surname of the composer known as Adam the Hunchback?

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1. Rallentando refers to what?

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2. Prokofiev produced a work entitled 'The Love For Three…..'?

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3. What nationality was the composer Carl Weber?

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4. How many instruments will be involved in a 'Cadenza'?

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5. Lied is the German word for what?

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6. Fingals Cave' is a work by which composer?

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1. Who composed 'Revolutionary' Etude?

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2. Liszt's 'Hungarian Rhapsodies' were composed during what era?

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3. Who wrote 'O Fortuna'?

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4. Pablo Casals is famed for playing which instrument?

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5. Which of these was NOT a German composer?

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6. The Planets' is a famous classical work by which composer?

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1. Bach's 'Brandenburg Concertos' were composed during what era?

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2. Which of these terms describes the fastest style of playing?

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3. Air on a G String' is by which composer?

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4. Which of these periods of classical music came latest?

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5. What is the nickanme of Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto?

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6. James Galway found fame playing which instrument?

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1. Who composed the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka?

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2. Ludwig Van Kochel made catalogued which composers works?

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3. Bolero' was the work of which composer?

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4. Who composed the 'Funeral March'?

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5. In what century did Johannes Brahms live?

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6. What opera contains the famous 'Casta Diva' aria?

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1. What was the first name of prolific Opera composer Puccini?

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2. The March of the Toreadors' comes from an Opera by which composer?

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3. The Fairy Queen' is a work by which composer?

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4. To what year did Tchaikovsky dedicate a famous overture?

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5. What is the nickanme of Beethovens 5th Piano Concerto?

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6. Itzhak Perlman was a virtuoso on which instrument?

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1. Vannesa-Mae found fame playing which musical instrument?

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2. Which composer once claimed to have poisoned Mozart?

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3. In what century did Tchaikovsky live?

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4. Which is the lowest of the male voices?

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5. Which of these periods of classical music came first?

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