Rossini: Look, Listen & Answer


Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!

Question 1

A pretty melody can be heard above the cor anglais’s main tune. Which instrument plays it?  

  1. a. Cello
  2. b. Flute
  3. c. Harp

Question 2

After the dramatic brass introduction, which instruments have the distinctive tune?

  1. a. Cellos
  2. b. French horns
  3. c. Violins

Question 3

Which of these opens this overture?

  1. a. Timpani drum roll
  2. b. Snare drum roll
  3. c. Trumpet fanfare

Question 4

What is the mood of this music in its opening?

  1. a. Majestic
  2. b. Sad
  3. c. Mischievous

Question 5

Which of the following are used in the opening of this overture?

  1. a. Five cellos
  2. b. Three trumpets
  3. c. Two violins


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