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Question 1: Liszt's intent was to follow the structure of the ________ and compose Dante in three movements—one each for the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
Inferno (Dante)Divine ComedyDante AlighieriParadiso (Dante)

Question 2: Krzystof Penderecki's Seventh Symphony was written to commemorate the third millennium of the city of ________.

Question 3: Subtitled "The Gothic" and written between 1919 and 1927, the symphony was inspired by Goethe's ________ and Gothic cathedral architecture.
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheWorks based on FaustFaustJohann Georg Faust

Question 4: In his Third he wrote a purely instrumental finale following two vocal movements, and in his Fourth a vocal finale is sung by a solo ________.
Voice typeFachSopranoOpera

Question 5: [64] In doing this he was influenced by Stravinsky; he had been deeply impressed with the latter's ________, which he wanted to emulate in this work.
Classical musicThe Rite of SpringPetrushka (ballet)Symphony of Psalms

Question 6: A choral symphony is a musical composition for orchestra, ________ and sometimes soloists, which in its internal workings and overall musical architecture adheres broadly to symphonic musical form.
Baroque musicMass (music)ChoirOpera

Question 7: Liszt dropped the third movement but added a choral element, a ________, at the end of the second.
MagnificatAngelusHail MaryMarian devotions

Question 8: The Beethoven Ninth incorporates part of the Ode an die Freude ("Ode to Joy"), a poem by ________, with text sung by soloists and chorus in the last movement.
Friedrich SchillerDavid HumeImmanuel KantGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Question 9: [10][11][12][13] Others, such as Havergal Brian, ________ and Karol Szymanowski, chose either to expand symphonic form or to use different symphonic structures altogether.
RussiaMoscowAlfred SchnittkeDmitri Shostakovich

Question 10: Stravinsky's ________ required several musical voices to function simultaneously, independent melodically and rhythmically, yet interdependent harmonically.
Baroque musicCanon (music)CounterpointFugue


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