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Musical Quotes - First Movement

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz on quotes by musicians and quotes on music.

Question 1:

What author of fine plays and screenplays stated, "If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at age 22 it would have changed the history of music ... and of aviation."?
David Mamet
Michael Feinstein
Eugne O'Neill
Tom Stoppard

Question 2:

Who made this confession: "I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Merle Haggard
Elvis Presley
Frank Zappa
Hank Williams

Question 3:

This musician said, "I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for those people who like country music, denigrate means "put down."
Duke Ellington
Bob Newhart
Buddy Rich
Frank Sinatra

Question 4:

Who rote the line "If music be the food of love, play on"?

Question 5:

Who made this remark: "Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read."?
Lenny Bruce
Lou Reed
Frank Zappa
Kurt Cobain

Question 6:

Who stated: "Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence and silence is full of music."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Marcel Marceau
Lou Reed
Duke Ellington
Yo-Yo Ma

Question 7:

This person, often associated with Gonzo journalism, said, "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Jerry Lewis
Lenny Bruce
Hunter S. Thompson
Steven Wright

Question 8:

What musician gave this advice: "Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Charlie Parker
Dizzy Gilespie
Stan Getz
Rolland Hanna

Question 9:

Who gave this definition of dance: "To leap about to the sound of tittering music, preferably with arms about your neighbor's wife or daughter. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: they are conspicuously innocent and warmly loved by the vicious."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Samuel Johnson
John David Merriam
Noah Webster
Ambrose Bierce

Question 10:

This talented jazz musician, who died way too young, said: "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But man, there's no boundary line to art."
Charlie Parker
Louis Armstrong
Jack Teagarden
Django Rheinhart

Question 11:

What composer stated: "Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."?
Aram Shostakovitch
Randy Newman
George Gershwin
Igor Stravinsky

Question 12:

Who wrote "Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assault them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalty."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
George Bernard Shaw
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth I
Sean O'Casey

Question 13:

What famous lady exclaimed: "Ah music. A magic beyond all we do here!"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Agatha Christie
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Diana
J.K. Rowling

Question 14:

What European poet made this remark: "The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle."?
e.e. cumings
Herman Hesse
Heinrich Heine
Edmund Spencer

Question 15:

The following words regarding music were said by this great oboe player who had a popular TV show: "Keep it simple, keep it sexy, keep it sad."
Mitch Kupchick
Mitch Miller
Lou Rawls
Lou Reed

Question 16:

What successful artist said: "I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid go out and buy a guitar and learn to play."?
Ozzie Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne
Will Smith

Question 17:

What composer do these words belong to: "There's nothing magic about it. All you have to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."?
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aaron Copeland
John Sebastian
Frank Zappa

Question 18:

Name the musician who said: "Albert King wasn't my brother in blood, but he sure was my brother in blues."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 19:

What guitarist said, "I always wanted to create music that was so different that my mother could tell me from anyone else."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Wes Mongomery
Les Paul
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton

Question 20:

Who made this remark about music: "Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves-which is the same thing nowadays."?
Frank Zappa
Oscar Wilde
Earl Flatt
Ernest Hemingway

Question 21:

Select the Bob Dylan quote.
"Chaos is a friend of mine."
"I love Beethoven, especially the poems."
"Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven Sonatas and listen to them for ten years."
"The amount of money one needs is terrifying."

Question 22:

What is the birth name of the person quoted here: "I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."
Albert Einstein
Albert Brooks
B.B. King
Albert King

Question 23:

Who said: "You're talking to someone who really understands rock music."
Tipper Gore
George W. Bush
Elvis Costello
Ozzy Osbourne


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