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Joseph Joachim - Not Just Another Fiddler
"Joseph Joachim was one of the most famous violinists and general musicians of his day. But in our day, unfortunately, his name is only associated with other composers."
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In what city was Joachim born?
With which of these composers was Joachim not associated?
For which of the following pieces is Joachim most famous as a composer?
Overture to Hamlet
All of these
Overture to Henry VIII
Concerto for Violin No. 2 "Hungarian"
Which of these positions did Joachim not have during his lifetime?
Director of the Hochschule - the music school - in Berlin
Concertmaster of Liszt's orchestra at Weimar
Cantor of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig
First violinist of the Joachim Quartet which he founded
Joachim was born a Roman Catholic.
For which of the following concerti for violin did Joachim not write a cadenza?
Ludwig van Beethoven's concerto in D major
His own "Hungarian" concerto in D minor
Johannes Brahms' concerto in D major
Felix Mendelssohn's concerto in E minor
Which of these composers did not dedicate his own violin concerto to Joachim?
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Joachim was the first composer to be recorded.
In 1903, the Symphony Hall in Cleveland was to be dedicated. The musical director there wanted a famous musician to dedicate the hall. Joachim was one of his choices, but turned down the invitation. Who did dedicate the hall?
Joachim changed his mind upon the mention of the large amount of money promised for the one performance.
Among other things, Joachim also arranged other people's music. Which of these pieces did he not arrange for violin and piano?
Dohnanyi's "Ruralia Hungarica" for piano
Brahms' "Hungarian Dances"
Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances"
His own "Andante and Rondo" for violin and orchestra
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Compiled Jun 28 12