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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?
Gustav Holst
Carl Orff
Andrew Lloyd Webber
George Gershwin

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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.
Franz Joseph Haydn
Joahannes Brahms
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
George Frideric Handel

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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?
Franz Schubert
Arnold Schonberg
Gustav Mahler
Johann Strauss II

 


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