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Famous Composers and Their Works

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of world famous composers and their works.

Question 1:


Who composed Rhapsody in Blue, which has often been interpreted as a musical portrait of New York City?
George Gershwin
Gustav Holst
Carl Orff
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Question 2:


What Italian Baroque composer and virtuoso violinist was nicknamed The Red Priest?
Antonio Vivaldi
Gaetano Donizetti
Giuseppe Verdi
Domenico Scarlatti

Question 3:


Polish composer Frederic Chopin composed almost exclusively for this musical instrument.
piano
violin
viola
cello

Question 4:


This great German composer spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria and was known for his predictable habits, such as his daily visit to his favourite "Red Hedgehog" tavern in Vienna.
Joahannes Brahms
Franz Joseph Haydn
George Frideric Handel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Question 5:


Best known works by this classical composer include the Brandenburg Concertos, Air on the G String, Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
George Frideric Handel
Ferenz Liszt
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johann Sebastian Bach

Question 6:


Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece, is this composer's best known work.
Isaac Albéniz
Maurice Ravel
Claude Debussy
Frederick Delius

Question 7:


Who composed The Ring of the Nibelung, a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas?
Richard Wagner
Franz Joseph Haydn
Robert Schuman
Felix Mendelssohn

Question 8:


Which composer is NOT correctly matched with his work?
Eine kleine Nachtmusik ("A little night music")
Hungarian Rhapsody - Franz Liszt
Carmina Burana - Carl Orf
Fidelio - Giacomo Puccini

Question 9:


What nationality was Edvard Grieg, one of the leading Romantic era composers?
Finnish
Austrian
Swedish
Norwegian

Question 10:


When this composer's wife asked Johannes Brahms to sign her autograph-fan, he wrote down the first bars of The Blue Danube waltz, adding "Alas! not by Johannes Brahms". Who composed The Blue Danube?
Arnold Schonberg
Franz Schubert
Gustav Mahler
Johann Strauss II

 


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