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Symphony No. 4 (Shostakovich): Quiz


Question 1: On that date ________ printed an unsigned editorial entitled "Chaos Instead of Music," which singled out his internationally successful opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for particularly savage condemnation.
Eastern BlocBoris YeltsinVyacheslav MolotovPravda

Question 2: ________ composed his Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Opus 43, between September 1935 and May 1936, after abandoning some preliminary sketch material.
Mstislav RostropovichSviatoslav RichterIgor StravinskyDmitri Shostakovich

Question 3: Philadelphia Orchestra/________ (Sony; the first Western studio recording)
Arturo ToscaniniEugene OrmandyLeopold StokowskiVladimir Horowitz

Question 4: ________/Mstislav Rostropovich (Andante)
London Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraColin DavisLondon Philharmonic Orchestra

Question 5: National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C./________ (Teldec; the first of two recordings made by the composer's close friend and colleague)
Yehudi MenuhinPierre BoulezMstislav RostropovichDmitri Shostakovich

Question 6: Freed, Richard, Notes for RCA/BMG 60887: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by ________.
Malcolm SargentLeonard SlatkinAntal DorátiAdrian Boult

Question 7: Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan/Oleg Caetani (________)
HumanitiesFine artPerforming artsThe arts

Question 8: The symphony is strongly influenced by ________, whose music Shostakovich had been closely studying with Ivan Sollertinsky during the preceding ten years.
Gustav MahlerRichard StraussLorin MaazelBruno Walter

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