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Frank Martin (composer): Quiz


Question 1: By the age of nine he composed charming children's songs that were perfectly balanced without ever having been taught musical forms or ________.
HarmonyTheodor W. AdornoModernismPainting

Question 2: Martin studied ________ and physics at the University of Geneva for two years, working on composition and studying piano with Joseph Lauber on the side.
GeometrySet theoryMathematical logicMathematics

Question 3: For ten years he lived in ________, and finally settled in Naarden.

Question 4: During this time, he also taught theory and improvisation at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute and ________ at the Conservatoire de musique de Genève.
Chamber musicClassical musicString quartetSonata

Question 5: From 1918 to 1926, he lived in Zürich, Rome, and ________.
VersaillesMarseilleParisÉvry, Essonne

Question 6: From 1950 to 1957, he taught composition at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, in ________.

Question 7: Frank Martin (September 15, 1890 – November 21, 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the ________.

Question 8: He was born in Geneva, the tenth and last child of Charles Martin, a ________ pastor.
ArminianismCalvinismProtestant ReformationCovenant theology

Question 9: Before he started school, he was already playing the ________ and improvising.
TimpaniPercussion instrumentVibraphonePiano

Question 10: A performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, heard at the age of twelve, left a lasting impression on the composer, for whom ________ remained the true master.
Baroque musicFugueJohann PachelbelJohann Sebastian Bach


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