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  quiz 4 : polonaises     * written by Minh Khoa
  1. Polonaises are
    filled with lyricism, variety of touch and dream.
    the most complicated works, expressing the Polish soul, freedom, rubato, and agonic effects
    dedicated to men, emphasizing power, majesty, certain bite in the rhythm

     
  2. How many polonaises for solo piano did Chopin compose?
    7
    16
    18
     
  3. Chopin composed the first polonaise when he was
    3 years old
    7 years old

    14 years old

     
  4. The last Polonaise was composed in
    1840
    1846
    1849

     
  5. How many Polonaises were published posthumously?
    3 or less
    more than 3 and less than 9
    at least
    9

     
  6. Which is Chopin's posthumous polonaise?
    Op.44
    Op.61
    Op.71
     
  7. The Op.71 contains
    2 polonaises
    3 polonaises
    none

     
  8. ''Tender enough to woo a princess''. This is James Huneker's words for polonaise
    Op.26 No.1
    Op.44
    Op.53

     
  9. Which Polonaise is sometimes called ''The Siberian Revolt''?
    Op.26 No.2
    Op.40 No.1
    Op.61
     
  10. The polonaise in A major Op.40 No.1 is often called
    Military
    Heroic
    Warrior
     
  11. The Polonaise in A flat major Op.53 is
    one of the most absorbing interpretive problems in the Chopin canon
    one of Chopin's most realistic composition
    Chopin's dreaming of an all powerful-Poland

     
  12. The Polonaise in A flat major Op.61 is often called
    Polonaise-fantaisie
    Grande Polonaise
    Petite Polonaise

     
  13. The Polonaise which resembles a dramatic musical tale with a triumphal final is
    Op.44
    Op.53
    Op.61

     
  14. The work with a mazurka inserted in the central section is
    Op.44
    Op.53
    Op.61

     
  15. A tragic tone poem which requires depth of expression on the part of the pianist
    to fulfill its savage, brooding character is the polonaise
    Op.26 No.2
    Op.40 No.2
    Op.71 No.2

     
  16. In what tone did Chopin use for his Polonaise Op.40 No.2?
    C major
    C minor
    C sharp minor

     
  17. The polonaise with the longest introduction to the main part is
    Op.44
    Op.53
    Op.61

     
  18. The last 7 Polonaises are
    Op.26, 53, 61, 71
    Op.26, 40, 44, 71
    Op.26, 40, 44, 53, 61


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  20. Which statement about Polonaises is wrong?
    The Op.44 marked the beginning of a new phase in Chopin's enrichment of the genre.
    Chopin wrote about the Polonaise Op.44: "Une nouvelle polonaise, mais c'est plutôt une fantasie"
         (i.e. A new polonaise, but it's more like a fantasy).
         Chopin's words probably alluded first and foremost to a mazurka insertion in place of a conventional trio section.
    The Polonaises, with their "cannon buried in flowers",  in Schumann's words,
         have become symbolic and poignant evocations of an oppressed people. 
    None of them.
     

  21. Which statement about Polonaises is wrong?
    Chopin did not give up the effects produced by the virtuoso elements such as
         trills, runs, and harmonically refined figuration.
    He developed the form of the pieces and enriched their texture.
    He gave them the form of artistic creation.
    None of them.

     

     

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