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Classical quiz

It's an interest of mine - I'll try to avoid any highbrow questions - comments welcome. Jeremy 10 Questions.

 
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1

What nationality was Gustav Mahler?

  • Swiss
  • German
  • Austrian

2

Which is an opera by Guiseppe Verdi?

  • La Traviata
  • La Boheme
  • Cosi fan tutti

3

The piece by Felix Mendelssohn popularly known as "Fingal's Cave" is more properly known as what?

  • The Shetland overture
  • The Scottish overture
  • The Hebridean overture

4

Match the following Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with their dramatic setting.

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Left

  • The Mikado
  • Ruddigore
  • The Yeoman of the Guard
  • Iolanthe

Right

  • Japan
  • Cornwall
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • The Tower of London

5

Which of these instruments plays in the woodwind section of a symphony orchestra?

  • Trombone
  • Double bass
  • Clarinet

6

Which of the following composers was English?

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Gustav Holst

7

Place these English composers in order of age, starting with the oldest.

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  • Edward Elgar
  • Henry Purcell
  • Thomas Tallis
  • John Rutter

8

Which of the following is NOT an operatic tenor?

  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Roberto Alagna
  • Bryn Terfel

9

What is the approximate length of the four operas that make up Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, in hours?

  • 6
  • 10
  • 16

10

Which Russian composer wrote the 1812 Overture, celebrating the defeat of Napoleon's invading army?

  • Mussorgsky
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Rachmaninov

 

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