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1. Danzón No 2 - Marquéz

2. The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams

3. Brandenburg Concerto No 2, 1st mvt - J.S. Bach

4. Air - Water Music - Handel

5. Symphony No 1, 1st mvt - Beethoven

6. Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 - Elgar

7. Symphony No 9, 2 mvt - Schubet

8. Concerto for Flute and Harp, Rondeau - Mozart

 

Quiz Answers

1

Britten

26

Bartok

2

Handel

27

Holst

3

Kodaly

28

Sibelius

4

Rimsky-Korsakov

29

Tchaikovsky

5

Rachmaninov

30

Wagner

6

Poulenc

31

Chopin

7

Fauré

32

Hindemith

8

Haydn

33

Liszt

9

Mozart

34

Prokofiev

10

Brahms

35

Ravel

11

Schumann

36

Richard Strauss

12

Smetana

37

Shostakovich

13

Stravinsky

38

Weber

14

Gershwin

39

Borodin

15

Bach

40

Mahler

16

Dvorak

41

Palestrina

17

Monteverdi

42

Debussy

18

Beethoven

43

Mendelssohn

19

Berlioz

44

Mussorgsky

20

Copland

45

Orff

21

Franck

46

Schubert

22

Grieg

47

Elgar

23

Johann Strauss

48

Nielsen

24

Telemann

49

Purcell

25

Vivaldi

50

Verdi

Explanations

1. Britten = homophone of Britain.

2. Handel became a British citizen in 1727 through the Act for naturalizing Louis Sechehaye, George Frideric Handel, Anthony Furstenau and Michael Schlegel.

3. The Kodaly method is used worldwide and is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

4. Rimsky-Korsakov joined the Russian Imperial Navy in 1856, aged 12, becoming an officer. In 1871 he was appointed Professor of Practical Composition and Instrumentation (orchestration) at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and in 1873 the navy created the civilian post of Inspector of Naval Bands and appointed him.

5. Rachmaninov and his family settled in New York in 1918 and he was granted US citizenship in 1942, shortly before his death.

6. Poulenc was one of ‘Les Six’ (Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, Georges Auric, Louis Durey, and Germaine Tailleferre). The French critic Henri Collet originated the label Les Six in his article “The Russian Five, the French Six, and M. Erik Satie” (Comoedia, January 1920).

7. Fauré’s Requiem was not composed in memory of a specific person.

8. As the years went by, he was affectionately known as "Papa Haydn" by the musicians who worked under him. He is also often referred to as "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".

9. A Mozartkugel (English: Mozart ball), is a small, round confection made of pistachio marzipan and nougat, covered with dark chocolate.

10. Brahms' forename was Johannes.

11. Robert Schumann - Petit Robert.

12. One of Smetana's best known compositions is "The Moldau" - "Vltava', one of six symphonic poems making up "Má Vlast" (My Homeland).

13. This is a reference to the Rite of Spring - Sacre du Printemps (right = homophone of rite).

14. Gershwin, of course, wrote the song 'Summertime'.

15. This is a reference to The Well-Tempered Clavier.

16. This refers to the New World Symphony.

17. Italian 'monte' + 'verdi' (answer to 50).

18. Moonlight sonata.

19. Symphonie Fanntastique.

20. Appalachian Spring.

21. His birthplace Liège was still part of the Netherlands in 1822.

22. Peer is Danish for Peter (Peer Gynt).

23. As indicated in the question, both father and son shared the same name.

24. 'Tele' = Greek 'far' + Mann (German).

25. The Four Seasons.

26. One of Bartok's works is The Miraculous Mandarin.

27. The Planets.

28. He was familiarly known as 'Janne' and adopted Jean in place of Johan during his student years.

29. Well Tchaikovsky did write some of the best waltzes.

30. The Flying Dutchman.

31. Chopin was the lover of Georges Sand (Amantine Dupin).

32. Not many other well known composers have the forename Paul. Dukas is the only other one that comes to mind.

33. In the mid-19th century 'Lisztomania' was all the rage, so to speak. According to Wikipedia 'Women fought over his silk handkerchiefs and velvet gloves, which they ripped to shreds as souvenirs'.

34. Among his works is The Love for Three Oranges.

35. Belgians, in particular, will be familiar with the RAVeLs (network of walking, cycling and riding routes).

36. Well, he wasn't, was he?

37. Shostakovich got into trouble with the Communist party (Stalin) over Lady Macbeth of Mstensk. It was banned in the Soviet Union for almost 30 years until 1961.

38. Der Freischütz - literally translated. In the German folk tale, he is a marksman who has been given by the devil a number of magic bullets that will hit whatever he wishes without fail. Six of the bullets (German: Freikugeln) will do the marksman's will, but the seventh is guided by the devil himself, with tragic results.

39. Borodin made important early contributions to organic chemistry. He regarded medicine and science as his primary occupations, only practicing music and composition in his spare time or when he was ill. He founded the School of Medicine for Women in Saint Petersburg, where he taught until 1885.

40. Alma Schindler was Mahler's wife.

41. Palestrina, about 35 km east of Rome, now numbers some 22 000 inhabitants. It is linked to Rome by the Via Praenestina.

42. Clair de Lune, the 3rd movement of his Suite bergamasque.

43. Mendelssohn conducted a famous performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion on 11 March 1829, which did much to revive interest in Bach's works.

44. Mussorgsky's forename was Modest.

45. The 11th, 12th & 13th-century manuscript of Carmina Burana ('Benediktbeuern songs') was discovered  in Benediktbeuern Abbey in 1803.

46. Leon Plantinga remarks that "in his more than six hundred Lieder he explored and expanded the potentialities of the genre, as no composer before him."

47. Edward Elgar = E.E.

48. Probably the most famous Danish composer, his work remained relatively unknown outside Denmark until  the 1960s. Interestingly, minor planet 6058 Carlnielsen is named in his honour.

49. There aren't many well known composers whose forename is Henry.

50. He had been politically active earlier in life.