Tchaikovsky, Chopin & Mussorgsky: Eastern European Romantic Composers


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Why was Nadezhda von Meck important for Tchaikovsky's career?

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1. Which of the following were composed by Frederic Chopin?

2. Which of the following composers was a member of The Russian Five, also known as The Mighty Handful?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Three of the most important Eastern European composers during the Romantic Period in western music were Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, and Modest Mussorgsky. This online assessment will test you on their respective musical careers, lives and important works. Some things you'll be tested on include the types of musical forms particular composers worked in and facts about their personal lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Nadezhda von Meck
  • Chopin's compositions
  • The Russian Five
  • George Sand
  • The Nutcracker and the 1812 Overture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the lives, works, and musical qualities of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Mussorgsky
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure that you understand each composer's life and works well enough to distinguish between their respective careers and musical works
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify each composer by his works or by facts about his life

Additional Learning

To learn more about these three composers, review the corresponding lesson called Tchaikovsky, Chopin & Mussorgsky: Easter European Romantic Composers. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Eastern Romanticism
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Chopin
  • Mussorgsky