Classical Music 1 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2011
  1. Which Italian composer was known as "The Red Priest"? Vivaldi.
  2. Who wrote the opera "Don Giovanni"? Mozart.
  3. From which oratorio does the "Hallelujah Chorus" come? Handel's "Messiah".
  4. By what name is Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1" better known? Land of Hope and Glory.
  5. Kochel numbers are usually associated with which composer? Mozart.
  6. To what does Rossini's opera "La Gazza Ladra" translate in English? The Thieving Magpie.
  7. Who wrote the music for the ballet "The Three Cornered Hat"? Manuel De Falla.
  8. By what name is Schubert's "Eight Symphony" better known? The Unfinished Symphony.
  9. Who composed the opera "Billy Budd"? Benjamin Britten.
  10. "The Tales Of Hoffman" was a work by which composer? Jacques Offenbach.
  11. Who wrote "Carmina Burana"? Carl Orff.
  12. Which FOUR operas make up Wagner's Ring Cycle? Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung.
  13. By what name is Haydn's "Symphony No. 101 in D Major" better known as a result of the ticking rhythm in the second movement? The Clock Symphony.
  14. What music was used in the classic Hovis TV commercials? Dvorák's Symphony No.9 [From the New World].
  15. Which composer put together a musical version of ten of the pictures by Russian artist Victor Hartmann? Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition".
  16. Who composed "Appalachian Spring"? Aaron Copeland.
  17. Who composed the music with which Jane Torville & Christopher Dean danced to Olympic gold in 1984? Ravel [The Bolero].
  18. Who wrote the opera "Madame Butterfly"? Puccini.
  19. Who composed the "Minute Waltz"? Chopin.
  20. Which London venue is home to the BBC Promenade Concerts? The Royal Albert Hall.

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