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The Contemporary Classical Music Scene
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Which composer was the subject of both an award-winning play and an award-winning movie?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frederic Handel
The 2005 opera "Doctor Atomic" is about what unusual subject?
An alchemist's attempts to transform lead into gold
This is a bogus question - there is no such opera
The organization of elements into the periodic table
The development of the atomic bomb
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, which conductor in 1989 led a stirring performance in Berlin of Beethoven "9th Symphony" with performers from both East and West Germany?
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriella Montero and clarinettist Anthony McGill performed the composition "Air and Simple Gifts" at US President Obama's inauguration. Which composer, known for his film scores, composed the piece?
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
What is Christopher Hogwood primarily noted for?
virtuosic cello performances
conducting period instrument performances
tenor roles in Verdi operas
composing extremely dissonant orchestral pieces
Nearly synonymous with the Boston Pops Orchestra, which conductor led it from 1930 until his 1979 death?
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma founded this group in 1998 to promote multicultural artistic exchange.
Pan Asian Philharmonic
Silk Road Project
Blue Rhapsody Chamber Players
Yellow Brick Road Quintet
Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Tenors"?
Which classical composer's music, played at the end of the Princess Diana's funeral as the cortege walked down the aisle towards the doors, created a stir which vaulted its popularity?
Sir Hubert Parry
Ralph Vaughn Williams
Sir Edward Elgar
Originally a Russian ballet dancer, he moved to the United States where he later became the artistic director for the American Ballet Theater.
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