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Riccardo Zandonai: Quiz


Question 1: A Concerto romantico for violin
A Concerto andaluso for ________
In 1936 he composed the soundtrack for the French film Tarakánowa, by Feodor Ozep.
ViolaCello concertoDouble bassCello

Question 2: Riccardo Zandonai (28 May 1883 - 5 June 1944) was an Italian ________ composer.
The opera corpusFrench operaFachOpera

Question 3: In 1908, in ________, he was heard by Arrigo Boito at a soirée, and Boito introduced him to Giulio Ricordi, one of the dominating figures in Italian musical publishing at the time.
ItalyMilanRomeCorbetta, Italy

Question 4: His last words were for the priest who announced to him that the day before, ________ had been liberated.

Question 5: Puccini himself, in his final illness, seems to have supported the choice of Zandonai - certainly ________ looked with approval on this choice - but his son Tonio Puccini, for reasons still obscure, vetoed it.
Leopold StokowskiLeonard BernsteinJohn BarbirolliArturo Toscanini

Question 6: When Puccini died without completing the music for the last act of ________, Zandonai was among several composers the Ricordi publishing firm considered for the task of finishing it.
La rondineLa bohèmeTurandotLe Villi

Question 7: Among his teachers was ________, who regarded him highly.
Pietro MascagniCavalleria rusticanaMilanItaly

Question 8: Giulietta e Romeo, libretto by Arturo Rossato after ________ (1922); there is a German version with libretto by Alfred Brüggemann.
Shakespeare's lifeShakespeare authorship questionHamletWilliam Shakespeare

Question 9: da Voragine et ________ (1928)
François-René de ChateaubriandGuy de MaupassantGustave FlaubertFrench literature

Question 10: Il grillo del focolare, libretto by Cesare Hanau after ________' The Cricket on the Hearth, (1908)
Little DorritA Christmas CarolCharles DickensEbenezer Scrooge


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