The Moldau: Composer & Themes


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What is the Moldau?

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1. What is a symphonic poem?

2. What role did nationalism play in music during Smetana's lifetime?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The quiz and associated worksheet will help check your knowledge of the Smetana's famous movement, The Moldau, and its geographical, literary and musical connections.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test your ability to:

  • Define symphonic poetry
  • Recognize the importance of nationalism in Bedrich Smetana's work
  • Identify key elements of The Moldau

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Moldau by Smetana
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as symphonic poem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the depiction of two springs in the opening of The Moldau

Additional Learning

Learn more about Smetana and his work in the lesson called The Moldau: Composer & Themes. You'll have the chance to explore the following topics:

  • Má vlast
  • The elements and themes of The Moldau
  • The role of nationalism in Smetana's work