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In the second half of the nineteenth century, a woman named Bertha Faber gave birth to a son. Her friend, as a gift, took a German folk text and to its rhythm composed his "Wiegenlied", which is now one of the most known melodies in the western world. Under what name is it widely known?
"Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" was an anthem to Francis II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Its music was composed by Joseph Haydn; it is also the second movement of the "Emperor Quartet", his most famous string quartet. It is mostly known today as yet something else. What is it?
The music of "99 Red Balloons"
Colonel Bogey March
The soundtrack of "Run, Lola, Run"
The German National Anthem
In 1791's Austria, Count Franz von Walsegg was so grieved by the death of his 20-year-old wife that he decided to ask a fellow Freemason to compose a grand piece for her funeral. What was the most grand result of this request?
Chopin's Funeral March
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
You might not know that Princess Carolyn de Sayn Wittgenstein had an essential part to play in Hector Berlioz's famous opera based on "The Aeneid", by Virgil. Which opera would that be?
Mimi la fourmi
La Grande Traversée
Chopin might have not intended this piece to be played so fast, but its nickname inspired many pianists to race to the end. The original manuscript of which piece started with the words: "À Madame la Comtesse Delphine Potocka"?
The Minute Waltz
The Fast Prelude
The Funeral March
You're at a soiree with a group of jetsetters when a balding hipster wearing a polka dot bowtie nonchalantly holding a half-full glass of champagne tells you that he cannot get enough of Beethoven's "Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor", calling it the greatest present a composer can offer his lady. This must be a fancy connoisseur; you never heard of it! Actually, you did: under what name do we know the "Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor"?
Ode to Joy
Which Russian composer dedicated his infamous "Piano Concerto No. 2" to his physician, Nikolai Dahl, who helped him find his way out of a depression that lasted several years?
Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky
The year is 1849. The Habsburgs, ruling dynasty of Austria, crushed the Hungarian revolution last year. I, certainly the greatest of Hungarian composers, wrote an elegy for the dead and for my country. Who am I?
One of Franz Schubert's most famous works, which piece was in fact written as a token of gratitude for the Graz Music Society, which had awarded him an honorary diploma?
The Flying Dutchman
The Unfinished Symphony
The Magic Flute
Which Czech composer paid tribute to a great river of his homeland with his beautiful symphonic poem "The Moldau"?
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Compiled Nov 04 12