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Classical Music....General Knowledge Quiz

A few general knowledge questions about classical music. 10 Questions.

 
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1

In which city was Handels masterpiece" The Messiah" given its first performance?

  • Dublin
  • London
  • Paris
  • Venice

2

Luciano Pavarotti was born and died in which Italian city ?

  • Milan
  • Modena
  • Sienna
  • Verona

3

"Peter and the Wolf" is a childrens story in music and text by Sergei Prokofiev .Which instrument of the orchestra represents the Grandfather?

  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Tuba
  • Bassoon

4

A piece of music called a Barcarolle is always performed where?

  • In a carriage
  • In a boat
  • In a meadow
  • In a garden

5

Sir James Galway was born in which British city ?

  • Edinburgh
  • Londonderry
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast

6

Which one of these ballets would you most associate with Christmas ?

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Nutcracker
  • Copelia
  • Swan Lake

7

Which composers third symphony is also known as the Organ Symphony ?

  • Camille Saint -Seans
  • Hector Berlioz
  • J.S.Bach
  • Charles-Marie Widor

8

"The Flight of the Bumble Bee" is an orchestral interlude performed during which opera by Rimsky- Korsakov ?

  • The Snow Maiden
  • Sadko
  • Mlada
  • The Tale of Tsar Sultan

9

After Mozarts death which composer completed his Requiem ?

  • Franz Sussmeyer
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Antonio Salieri
  • Giuseppe Tartini

10

Who will conduct the last night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday the 8th of September 2012 ?

  • Roger Norrington
  • John Wilson
  • Andrew Davis
  • Edward Gardner

 

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