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  quiz 7 : mazurkas 
  1. Mazurkas originated
    in the 15th century as royal dance accompanied by the harpsichord.
    in the 16th century as sung dance accompanied by Dudy bagpipes.
    in the 17th century as sung dance accompanied by the harmonica.
  2. The mazurkas are based on Polish dances' three main forms:
    mazur, oberek, and kujawiak.
    mazurek, ober, and kujawi.
    mazur, obereka, and kujawikar.
  3. Chopin's mazurkas are
    Polish dances transcribed for the piano.
    musical compositions based on Polish peasant dances.
    improvisational folk songs based on Polish ballroom dances.
  4. Chopin is the first musician composing the genre mazurka.
  5. How many mazurkas did Chopin compose?
    are wrong.
  6. How many mazurkas were published posthumously?
    All are wrong.
  7. The triple rhythm of the mazurkas is
    the same as that of the waltzes: emphasis falls on the first beat of the bars.
    different from that of the waltzes: emphasis often falls on the second or the third beat of the bars.
    different from that of the waltzes: emphasis does not fall on any beats, it is free for the interpreters to express in their own way.
  8. The interpretation of the mazurkas requires
    the strict maintenance of the triple rhythm.
    the respect of their specific rhythms and a fine sense of rubato.
    the freely improvisational characteristic.
  9. Lugwig Rellstab complained that Chopin's mazurkas were of
    conservative Polish spirit.
    earsplitting dissonance.
    technical difficulty.
  10. Which set of mazurkas has 5 pieces?
    None of them.
  11. Which mazurkas were written in the key C sharp minor?
    Op.50 No.3, Op.56 No.3, Op.59 No.2, Op.68 No.1
    Op.7 No.1, Op.24 No.2, Op.33 No.3, Op.50 No.3
    Op.6 No.2, Op.30 No.4, Op.50 No.3, Op.63 No.3
  12. This manuscript is the mazurka
    question 12 photo
    Op.7 No.3
    Op.50 No.3
    A Emile Gaillard
  13. Which set of mazurkas has the dedication "A Mademoiselle la Comtesse Pauline Plater" ?
  14. Who gathered and published two sets of mazurkas Op.67 & 68 ?
    Camille Pleyel.
    Franz Liszt.
    Julian Fontana.
  15. Which expression never appears in Chopin's mazurkas?
    Allegro non troppo  Vivo e risoluto  Moderato  Andantino
    Presto ma non troppo  Lento  Allegretto   Semplice  Legato assai
    Vivo ma non troppo  Allegretto non tanto  Presto con fuco  Mesto
    Cantabile  Lento ma non troppo  Maestoso
  16. The mazurka in A minor KK.918 had the title "Notre temps" because
    it expressed the tranquil period with George Sand at her country estate in Nohant.
    the title was from the name of the musical publication for which it was commissioned
         and to which Mendelssohn and Czerny also contributed.
    it reminded Chopin of the beautiful moments with his family and his fianc�e Maria Wodzinska.

  17. "If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what a dangerous enemy threatened him
    in Chopin's works in the simple tunes of his mazurkas, he would forbid this music..."

    This remark was made by
    Hector Berlioz.
    Lugwig Rellstab.
    Robert Schumann.

  18. The sentence continuing the remark above is
    "Their melodies impregnated with Polish elements, having something
          naively untamed that charms and captivates by its very strangeness."
    "Chopin's works are canons buried in flowers."
    "These mazurkas contain beauties which Chopin reserved for these intimate tone-poems alone."

  19. It is said that
    Chopin refined and developed the Mazurkas to the highest level of artistic expression.
    Chopin combined the traditional feature of Polish life and
         the royal features of Paris salon to this unprecedented creation of the mazurkas.
    Both are correct.

  20. Chopin's mazurkas, for the Poles, represent the traditional folk music and national pride.
    On the other hand, these mazurkas, for Chopin's western contemporaries, symbolized the exotic,
    untamed Polish culture.

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