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Violin - Vanessa-Mae's first album, The Violin Player, was released in 1995.With album sales reaching several million, "Vanessa-Mae" found fame playing which musical instrument?

a. Violin
b. Piano
c. Flute
d. Guitar


American - Adams won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.A composer of classical music and opera, what nationality is John Coolidge Adams?

a. American
b. Canadian
c. Scottish
d. English


Bach - The Brandenburg Concertos are regarded by many as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.A collection of six instrumental works, which composer wrote the famous "Brandenburg Concertos"?

a. Schubert
b. Schumann
c. Bach
d. Beethoven


Andante - Andante means moderately slow and even.Which of these Italian musical terms describes the slowest style of playing?

a. Presto
b. Allegro
c. Andante
d. Vivace


Liszt - Franz Liszt was a 19th-century Hungarian composer.Which of the following prolific composers was NOT an Italian?

a. Verdi
b. Liszt
c. Vivaldi
d. Rossini


Napoleon - Taking place in Vienna, the first public performance of Symphony No. 3 was in April of 1805. Who did Beethoven originally dedicate his 3rd Symphony (Eroica) too?

a. George Washington
b. Alexander the Great
c. Julius Caesar
d. Napoleon


Rachmaninov - The piece was inspired by Arnold Bocklin's painting, 'Isle of the Dead'.Written in 1908, who composed the symphonic poem "Isle of the Dead"?

a. Mendelssohn
b. Prokofiev
c. Rachmaninov
d. Rimsky-Korsakov


Chopin - After Chopin's burial in France, his sister Ludwika took his heart back to Poland in 1850.Which composer's heart was buried in Poland, but his body buried in France?

a. Wagner
b. Chopin
c. Liszt
d. Dvorak


Baroque - The era of Baroque was followed by the Classical era. What is the name usually given to music composed between 1600-1750?

a. Romantic
b. Classical
c. Modern
d. Baroque


4 - A string quartet consists of two violin players, a viola player and a cellist.How many players are involved in a string quartet?

a. 4
b. 2
c. 6
d. 3


Johann - The Blue Danube was first performed in Vienna sometime in February of 1867.Composed in 1866, "The Blue Danube Waltz" was written by which Strauss?

a. George
b. Johann
c. Richard
d. Ludwig


Prokofiev - A children's story with both music and text, Peter and the Wolf was written in 1936.The composition "Peter and the Wolf" was written by which Russian composer?

a. Tchaikovsky
b. Mendelssohn
c. Prokofiev
d. Rimsky-Korsakov


88 - The piano was invented sometime around the year 1700.How many keys does a piano have?

a. 108
b. 98
c. 88
d. 68


19th - Johannes wrote a number of major works for orchestra including two serenades, two piano concertos and four symphonies.In what century did German composer and pianist "Johannes Brahms" live?

a. 17th
b. 18th
c. 19th
d. 20th


Oranges - The opera made its debut at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on December 30th, 1921.Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev produced a satirical opera entitled "The Love for Three..."?

a. Oranges
b. Apples
c. Pears
d. Onions




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