Paganini & Rossini: Italian Romantic Composers


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Both Paganini and Rossini were composers who lived and worked during the _____.

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1. Paganini was best remembered as a virtuoso. What is a virtuoso?

2. Why did the Catholic church refuse to allow Paganini to have a Christian burial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of Niccolo Paganini and Gioachino Rossini, two contemporaries who are regarded as important composers. Quiz questions will ask you to define opera buffa and virtuoso and to identify works by Rossini and the era of his and Paganini's work, as well know the controversy surrounding Paganini's burial.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions in this quiz will inquire about:

  • Opera buffa
  • Paganini's burial
  • The era of the two composers
  • Virtuoso
  • Works by Rossini

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following within these assessments:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as virtuoso and opera buffa
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the time period of Rossini's and Paganini's works and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Rossini's operas to identify them in practice questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about controversies surrounding Paganini's death

Additional Learning

Continue learning about these two significant composers by taking a look at the accompanying lesson named Paganini & Rossini: Italian Romantic Composers. Some goals of this lesson include:

  • Recall the life stories of Rossini and Paganini
  • Know the historical background of the two composers
  • Differentiate between these composers' composition styles
  • Identify works composed by each composer