Mozart: Operas, Symphonies & Piano Concerti


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most prominent composers of the _____ era.

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1. What is an opera buffa?

2. How did Mozart achieve an effect typical of Sturm und Drang in his Symphony no. 40 in G Minor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer in western music, but the problem is that his musical corpus is so vast a newcomer may have difficulty knowing where to start! Fortunately, this assessment will go over the basics of Mozart's most notable musical compositions. Reading over the questions, you'll be tested on points such as musical forms Mozart wrote in and terminology related to his works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Concepts tested in these assessments include:

  • Mozart's musical period and style
  • The definition of opera buffa
  • The number of Mozart symphonies
  • The arrangement of a piano concerto
  • Facts about Mozart's life

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can accurately recall the most significant information related to Mozart's compositions and the musical forms he wrote in
  • Reading comprehension - use the assessment questions to test your understanding of Mozart's musical style, his output in specific musical forms, and terminology related to his works
  • Knowledge application - finally, apply your understanding of Mozart to correctly identify important aspects of his life and musical career

Additional Learning

To access even more information on Mozart's music, review the lesson called Mozart: Operas, Symphonies & Piano Concerti. Topics covered in this lesson are:

  • Mozart and the Classical era
  • Mozart and opera
  • Works in symphony form
  • Piano concerti