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Mily Balakirev: Quiz


Question 1: His earliest surviving compositions date from the same year—the first movement of a septet for flute, ________, piano and strings and a Grande Fantasie on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra.
Basset hornBass clarinetChalumeauClarinet

Question 2: [34] Financial distress forced Balakirev to become a railway clerk on the ________ railroad line.

Question 3: He is known today primarily for his work promoting ________ in Russia.
Musical nationalismAntonín DvořákClassical musicRomantic music

Question 4: Balakirev also further cultivated the orientalism of Glinka's ________ Ruslan and Lyudmila, making it a more consistent style.
French operaFachOperaThe opera corpus

Question 5: Free scores by Mily Balakirev in the ________
English languageInternational Music Score Library ProjectSpanish languageMcGill University

Question 6: The other keyboard composer who influenced Balakirev was ________, apparent in Islamey as well as in his transcriptions of works by other composers and the symphonic poem Tamara.
Richard WagnerFrédéric ChopinFranz LisztHector Berlioz

Question 7: [22] The foreign composer chosen was ________.
Frédéric ChopinRichard WagnerFranz LisztHector Berlioz

Question 8: Balakirev died on May 29, 1910 and was interred in Tikhvin Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in ________.
Saint PetersburgMoscowLeningrad OblastRussia

Question 9: At her behest, he travelled to ________ in 1866 to arrange the production of Glinka's operas there.

Question 10: The structure of this overture departs from the classic tonal relationships of tonic and dominant, coming close to the tonal experiments of Liszt and ________.
Franz SchubertFrédéric ChopinHector BerliozRobert Schumann


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