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Another kind of specialized classical music quiz!

Phew! After many hours of endless surfing around on the likes of Wikipedia etc. I've produced another kind of specialized classical music quiz! 15 Questions.

 
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1

Schubert wrote a great piece for the 'Arpeggione'. What instrument does this closely resemble?

  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Guitar

2

Who wrote an opera called 'The Nose'?

  • Shostakovich
  • Stravinsky
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Prokofiev

3

Who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice for music?

  • Samuel Barber
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • John Cage
  • Philip Glass

4

Who wrote 32 symphonies, many of them in his 80s & 90s?

  • Frank Bridge
  • Michael Tippett
  • Havergal Brian
  • John Gardner

5

Which composer's father wanted him to become a butcher and not a musician?

  • Mendelsshohn
  • Stravinsky
  • Dvorak
  • Brahms

6

Which composer spent many years working at an orphanage?

  • Vivaldi
  • Bach
  • Handel
  • Purcell

7

Which composer is Stephen Fry really passionate about?

  • Bach
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Wagner

8

Which conductor was Jacqueline du Pre married to?

  • Daniel Baremboim
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Andre Previn
  • Georg Solti

9

Who wrote 'Mikrokosmos' a cycle of 153 progressive piano pieces?

  • Liszt
  • Chopin
  • Bartok
  • Debussy

10

Which instrument is Leila Josefowicz associated with?

  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Guitar

11

What nationality was Arnold Schoenberg?

  • French
  • Polish
  • German
  • Austrian

12

Who's music can he heard in the film 'Death in Venice'?

  • Chopin
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Mahler

13

Who wrote 'Mozartiana', as a tribute to Mozart?

  • Shostakovich
  • Prokofiev
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Borodin

14

One of which composers best known works is called 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'?

  • Britten
  • Elgar
  • Delius
  • Vaughan Williams

15

Who composed '4'33', which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound? (Where did it all go wrong!)

  • Frank Bridge
  • John Cage
  • Philip Glass
  • Michael Tippett

 

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