Erlkonig: Music & Analysis


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How many characters must the soloist portray in Elf King?

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1. What musical technique does Schubert use to unify his telling the Elf King story?

2. Schubert came across the legend of the Elf King in a poem by what author?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Erlkonig' is one of Schubert's most celebrated songs, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the story and characters of the song and the poem it is based on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Techniques used in 'Erlkonig'
  • Composition of 'Erlkonig'
  • Inspiration for 'Erlkonig'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as baritone and motives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legend of the Elf King
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'Erlkonig'

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson on Erlkonig: Music & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of 'Erlkonig'
  • Understand the arrangement of the music
  • Know the inspiration for the song