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Wagner, Schubert & Schumann: German Romantic Composers

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Which composer had a 'liederjahr' (year of song) after marrying Clara Wieck?

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1. Which composer built the Bayreuth Festspielhaus to stage his operas?

2. Why is Franz Schubert best remembered?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Richard Wagner, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann are three of the most famous and influential composers of the Romantic period in German music. This assessment will test you on the basics of their lives and music. Some things you'll be assessed on include musical forms each composed in and relevant biographical details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The composer who had a leiderjahr after his marriage
  • The composer who built the Bayreuth Festspielhaus
  • The composition of songs by specific composers
  • Richard Wagner's leitmotifs
  • The reasons for Schumann's career path

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the biographies and musical works of all three composers discussed in this lesson
  • Distinguishing difference - make sure you can differentiate the careers and music of each composers based upon specific facts given in the questions
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of these three composers to identify their musical achievements, biographical information, and careers

Additional Learning

To learn more about these three Romantic composers, review the corresponding lesson called Wagner, Schubert & Schumann: German Romantic Composers. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of German Romanticism
  • Franz Schubert
  • Robert Schumann
  • Richard Wagner
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