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    Classical Music Quiz

    How well do you know classical music?
    Answers next week.


    1. What year was Ludwig van Beethoven Born?

    2. What year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die?

    3. What Opera did Mozart compose in 1791

    4. Which biblical named piece is Handel's most famous work?

    5. What town did Johann Sebastian Bach spend most of his career?

    6. Who actually wrote Albinoni's Adagio in G minor?

    7. Which of his pieces did Edward Elgar grow to Hate when it
    became Associated with Jingoism in the 1st World War?

    8. Who composed the four Seasons?

    9. Which Opera by Wagner was based on the Shakespeare play,
    Mesaure for Measure?

    10. Who wrote the Minute Waltz?


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    Okay, without any cheating, and wihout revealing any actual answers, I'll play around with this.
    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    1. What year was Ludwig van Beethoven Born?
    2. What year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die?
    Can you believe it! I'd actually be guessing! I know Verdi's birth & death years better than Mozart/Beethoven! I guess you'd have to call that a character flaw!
    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    3. What Opera did Mozart compose in 1791
    I'd be guessing here, too, but I'll betcha I'd guess correctly!
    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    4. Which biblical named piece is Handel's most famous work?
    Who doesn't know this?
    Quote Originally Posted by fdcclassical View Post
    5. What town did Johann Sebastian Bach spend most of his career?
    Same town where Richard Wagner was born.
    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    6. Who actually wrote Albinoni's Adagio in G minor?
    I just barely know the name 'Albinoni'- so beats me.
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    7. Which of his pieces did Edward Elgar grow to Hate when it
    became Associated with Jingoism in the 1st World War?
    Yeah- pretty sure I know this.
    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    8. Who composed the four Seasons?
    Well, there's the obvious answer, and then there's the possibility that there's more than one!
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    9. Which Opera by Wagner was based on the Shakespeare play,
    Mesaure for Measure?
    His second (fully completed) one.
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    10. Who wrote the Minute Waltz?
    Degree of difficulty roughly equal to that of question 4.

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    4. Barbara Streisand
    And Victor Borge made his own arrangement.

    8 . Astor Piazzolla, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_town/Philly View Post
    Well, there's the obvious answer, and then there's the possibility that there's more than one!
    Pretty sure this is Frankie Valli.

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    Oh, boy, I guess Stevie Wonder could see where this thread is going...
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    Pretty sure this is Frankie Valli.
    Actually, considering where I used to live, I was thinking more along the lines of Marc Chagall.
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    **I'll have a go .

    How well do you know classical music?
    Answers next week.


    1. What year was Ludwig van Beethoven Born?

    **1770

    2. What year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die?

    **1791

    3. What Opera did Mozart compose in 1791

    **Magic Flute. I think Clemenza di Tito also.

    4. Which biblical named piece is Handel's most famous work?

    **Messiah (or is that a trick question )!

    5. What town did Johann Sebastian Bach spend most of his career?

    **Leipzig

    6. Who actually wrote Albinoni's Adagio in G minor?

    **Dunno-- I think it was pieced together in 20th century by somebody from fragments.

    7. Which of his pieces did Edward Elgar grow to Hate when it
    became Associated with Jingoism in the 1st World War?

    **Land of Hope and Glory

    8. Who composed the four Seasons?

    **Vivaldi (or another trick one??)

    9. Which Opera by Wagner was based on the Shakespeare play,
    Mesaure for Measure?

    **Early one, 'Forbidden Love' (Liebesverbot). I've only heard overture. . .

    10. Who wrote the Minute Waltz?

    **Chopin.


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    Hey, John Cage wrote a "Four Seasons" too!
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdclassical View Post
    Classical Music Quiz

    How well do you know classical music?
    Answers next week.


    1. What year was Ludwig van Beethoven Born?
    1770

    2. What year did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die?
    1791

    3. What Opera did Mozart compose in 1791
    Die Zauberflote

    4. Which biblical named piece is Handel's most famous work?
    Messiah

    5. What town did Johann Sebastian Bach spend most of his career?
    Leipzig

    6. Who actually wrote Albinoni's Adagio in G minor?
    Remo Giazotto

    7. Which of his pieces did Edward Elgar grow to Hate when it
    became Associated with Jingoism in the 1st World War?
    Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 ( Land of Hope and Glory)

    8. Who composed the four Seasons?
    Antonio Vivaldi

    9. Which Opera by Wagner was based on the Shakespeare play,
    Mesaure for Measure?
    Das Liebesverbot

    10. Who wrote the Minute Waltz?
    Frederic Chopin

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    Have given the answers to each question in the quote itself. Let me have the feedback next week.

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    I know I am drilling this question into the ground by saying this, but Glazunov also composed works named after the 4 seasons.

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    How asking some questions relating to the Romantic period? You seem to be avoiding the best period of classical music. What's wrong with you?

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    Didn't PDQ Bach write an oratorio called 'The Seasonings'?

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    Works by Bill MacKrcken, the almost right composer, include:
    The 1811 overture,
    the B flat minor mass,
    eine Kleine Tagmusik,
    the Wrong Cycle,
    Ode to Joinery,
    47 preludes and fugues,
    Thus Bakes Zarathustra,
    A Bad Cold and the Maiden,
    The Magic Fruit,
    The Miraculous Tangerine,
    the 3 Seasons,
    For the love of 2 Oranges,

    any others?

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    Forgive my suspicion, but does it sound to anyone else like this "quiz" might be a homework assignment?

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum I was wondering if you could tell me the history of western art music in 2500 words please. Just interested, really! It's not my homework! Honest!!
    As Dr McCoy would say:
    'Yes Jim, this looks like homework.'

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    The Left of Spring,
    The Carnival of the Plants,
    Pictures of an Exhibitionist,
    Leonora No. 4
    Symphony No. 000
    The Pathetic Symphony
    Symphony of 999
    Rhapsody in Beize
    The Swan of Salmonella
    Night on a Bare Hill
    The August Bank Holiday Oratorio

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