Gershwin & Bernstein: Jazz Influence, Operas & Musicals


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What influenced George Gershwin's love for jazz music and expertise as a composer and creator of operas and musicals in this style?

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1. Which of George Gershwin's works was deemed one of the first to mix the new style of jazz music with classical music to create folk opera?

2. What crafted Leonard Bernstein's love for music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gershwin and Bernstein are two of America's most famous composers. This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of these famed musicians, including their education and work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Gershwin's pay for writing music
  • Most influential opera of Gershwin
  • What college Bernstein attended
  • Bernstein's opera with the greatest jazz influence
  • Most famous Bernstein musical

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Bernstein and Gershwin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding jazz music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about famous musicals

Additional Learning

Check your knowledge of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin's work by reviewing the lesson called Gershwin & Bernstein: Jazz Influence, Operas & Musicals. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss how jazz informs the work of both Gershwin and Bernstein
  • Explain Gershwin's personal history and musical work
  • Provide Bernstein's personal history and examples of his musicals and operas