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Violin Concerto (Berg): Quiz


Question 1: The event that spurred him into writing was the death by polio of 18-year-old Manon Gropius, the daughter of ________ (once Gustav Mahler's wife) and Walter Gropius.
GermanyAlma Mahler-WerfelViennaAustria

Question 2: Louis Krasner played the solo part, and the performance was conducted by Hermann Scherchen (________ was intended to be the conductor.
Alban BergAnton WebernKarlheinz StockhausenArnold Schoenberg

Question 3: Berg quotes this chorale directly in the last movement of the piece, where the harmonisation by ________ is heard in the clarinets.
FugueJohann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachBaroque music

Question 4: Alban Berg's Violin Concerto was written in ________ (the score is dated August 11, 1935).

Question 5: There is another directly quoted tonal passage in the work in the form of a Carinthian ________ in the second section of the first movement, which returns briefly before the coda in the second movement.
Pete SeegerWoody GuthrieFolk musicElectric folk

Question 6: The work was premiered after the composer's death, with Krasner playing the solo part, on April 19, 1936, in Palau de la Música Catalana, ________.
BarcelonaÀmbit metropolità de BarcelonaLa Rambla, BarcelonaSagrada Família

Question 7: When he first received the commission, Berg was working on his opera Lulu, and he did not begin work on the ________ for some months.
Cello concertoBassoonConcertoCello

Question 8: World premiere: April 19, 1936, Palau de la Música Catalana, ________, at the ISCM Festival.
Àmbit metropolità de BarcelonaBarcelonaLa Rambla, BarcelonaSagrada Família

Question 9: Violin Concerto: Free scores at the ________.
English languageSpanish languageMcGill UniversityInternational Music Score Library Project

Question 10: Krasner was again the soloist, and ________ conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Arnold SchoenbergAnton WebernKarlheinz StockhausenAlban Berg

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