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Virtuoso: Quiz


Question 1: ________ declared that "virtuosity is not an outgrowth, but an indispensable element of music" (Gesammelte Schriften, iv, 1855–9).
Hector BerliozFranz LisztFrédéric ChopinRichard Wagner

Question 2: A virtuoso (from Italian virtuoso, ________ virtuosus, Latin virtus meaning: skill, manliness, excellence) is an individual who possesses outstanding technical ability at singing or playing a musical instrument.
Medieval LatinClassical LatinVulgar LatinLate Latin

Question 3: Sébastien de Brossard in his Dictionaire de Musique (________, 1703) [4][5] approached the word virtuoso by its Latin root virtu emphasizing exceptional training, especially in theory.
VersaillesParisÉvry, EssonneMarseille

Question 4: The plural form is either virtuosi or the ________, virtuosos, and the feminine form sometimes used is virtuosa.
GermanisationAnglicisationChristianizationCultural assimilation

Question 5: During the age of ________ many composers were also virtuosi on their respective instruments.
Johann Sebastian BachClassical musicBaroque musicOpera


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