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Are you a classical music geek?
Quick 10 questions trivia to help you find it out.
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1Antonio Vivaldi is well known today for his famous series of violin concertos "The Four Seasons". But how many violin concertos did this prolific composer make along his life?
 
54
167
228
only 4
 
2G.F.Handel composed one of the most famous Oratorios of all times: "Messiah". Which one of the followings was also written by him?
 
"Israel in Egypt"
"St Matthew's Passion"
"St John's Passion"
All of the previous ones are correct
 
3This German composer who died in Leipzig in 1750, is considered today as the master of fugue and counterpoint styles, and one of the greatests organists of all times. What was his name?
 
Joseph Haydn
G.P.Telemann
Hans Zimmer
J.S.Bach
 
4W.A.Mozart was one of the greatest, more prolific and precocious composers in the history of western music, and also one of the best opera composers ever. What was his age when he finished his first opera?
 
4
12
19
8
 
5"Eroica" was the title L.v.Beethoven gave to his 3rd symphony, as tribute to a very important political figure from that period that he used to admire strongly. Who?
 
Frederick the Great
King Leopold II
Napoleon Bonaparte
George Washington
 
6Niccolò Paganini is considered the best violin virtuoso ever. His technique was so unbelievable that the only explanation that many people could think of was a pact with the Devil. However, violin wasnt his only instrument. What else could he play?
 
Flute
Guitar
Clarinet
Piano
 
7Apart from a visionary composer and writter, Richard Wagner kept a big interest on philosophy during all his life, taking him to meet and make friendship with some of the most brilliant and revolutionary minds of his period, such as Nietzsche and...?
 
Arthur Schopenhauer
Karl Marx
Mikhail Bakunin
Vladimir Lenin
 
8Claude Debussy was a French pianist and composer, also considered the father of a new music movement. Which one?
 
Minimalism
Expressionism
Impressionism
Pointillism
 
9This work written by a young Igor Stravinisky in 1913 almost caused a riot at the theatre during its premiere, due the vanguardist nature of both music and coreography, eventhough it's considered a masterwork nowadays. What's the title?
 
Petrushka
Pierrot Lunaire
The Planets
The Rite of Spring
 
10In 1952 an American experimental composer wrote a piece titled 4´33´´, in which the performers should stand still without playing during the whole duration of the work, which was exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds. What's the name of this composer?
 
John Williams
Wendy Carlos
John Cage
Leonard Bernstein
 



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