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20th Century Music Around the World 
Twentieth-Century Classical Music
"Another quiz in which we will take a trip around the world, looking at the music of important 20th century composers. Bon voyage!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
We'll start our worldwide journey in South America. Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola is famous for bringing which dance style into classical music?
On to our next destination, China. The opera "Nixon In China" is written in which 20th-century style?
Upward to Russia. Excluding his famous "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", how many piano concerti did Sergei Rachmaninoff write?
South now, to sunny Italy. Giacomo Puccini, certainly one of the greatest opera composers of all time, wrote all of these operas except one. Which is not by Puccini?
La Faniculla Del West
We'll cross the Alps into eastern Europe now. Zoltan Kodaly wrote an opera, and a more famous suite of music, based on the Hungarian legend of Hary Janos. According to tradition, this gesture--which appears in musical form at the opening of the suite--confirms that the storyteller is not lying. What is the gesture?
Scandinavian composers are known for writing patriotic and nationalistic music. Jean Sibelius, best known for his tone poem "Finlandia", also wrote which of the following tone poems?
A Hero's Life
The Swan of Tuonela
20th-century British composers loved to use music from other British composers written during the 1600's. Ralph Vaughan William's "Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis" is scored for which group of instruments?
Before we hop across the sea: Which French composer wrote a piece called "The Sea" (or "La Mer" in French)?
To New York City, the center of popular musical life during the first half of the 20th century. Leonard Bernstein, well known for his Broadway shows, wrote which of the following operas?
Porgy and Bess
Trouble In Tahiti
Four Saints in Three Acts
Across to the other shining sea and California. What Austrian composer moved to Hollywood and wrote the film scores for "The Prince and the Pauper", "The Sea Hawk", and "The Adventures of Robin Hood", among many others?
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Compiled Jun 28 12