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1 The Dirt on Famous Composers
So you know your composers? You've memorized birth and death dates, you know every piece of music there is, you think you're pretty hot. But do you know anything REALLY interesting about them? Only attempt if you know something about music history.
Average
15 Q
Garbanzo
Dec 15 00
6243 plays
2 Empedocles Goes Classic - Water
The third element of which the Greek philosopher Empedocles thought is water. Here are some questions on classical music related to water. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Mar 14 11
972 plays
3 Various Vacancies: Violin Virtuosi
I'd like to hear the following fragments. André Rieu, you're welcome to apply for any of these vacancies - please call me at home.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Nov 27 11
786 plays
4 Who's that Composer?
In this Photo Quiz, can you identify these composers from their portraits? I've given you a few other clues as well!
Average
10 Q
stedman
Feb 20 11
2187 plays
5 Hear, Again?
In modern times, the creation of cover versions of songs has become quite the rave, but classical composers were also quite adept at quoting themes and entire works to build upon. Let's hear some favorites - again!
Tough
10 Q
WesleyCrusher
Mar 04 10
570 plays
6 Empedocles Goes Classic - Earth
The fourth element according to the Greek philosopher Empedocles (after fire, air and water) is earth. Here are some down-to-earth questions on classical music related to earth or to what I'd call dry geography. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Apr 04 11
201 plays
7 Adept, Not Inept
"Was that a mistake?" you wonder, sitting in the concert hall. "Could this great composer have written such a bad composition?" Of course not; it was adept, not inept, and intentionally bad music is a classical tradition! Here are ten questions about it.
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jul 19 12
207 plays
8 Music, Maestro!
Here are some interesting everyday facts about some of the greatest composers of classical music who have ever lived.
Average
10 Q
Creedy
Oct 16 09
789 plays
9 Notes From a Small Island
A quiz about some classical composers from Britain and/or compositions with a British connection. This is aimed more at the 'Last Night of the Proms' audience than the 'First Night' so shouldn't be too heavy going.
Average
10 Q
rossian
May 28 11
255 plays
10 Empedocles Goes Classic - Fire
The Greek philosopher Empedocles theorized on four elements: fire, air, water and earth. Here are questions on classical music that somehow are related to fire. Have fun with these sometimes far-fetched questions.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Feb 07 11
195 plays
11 The Dilettante's Guide to Classical Music
Here are fifteen questions about classical music, with an accent on opera. Have fun.
Average
15 Q
JanIQ
Jul 19 12
342 plays
12 The Fifth Symphony
Many composers have written a 5th symphony that has enjoyed much popularity over the years. Okay, now you know the titles; try to guess the correct composer from the clues given. Some clues may be more obvious than others, but I hope you have fun.
Average
10 Q
marchlover
Apr 03 10
309 plays
13 Ten Yorkshire Composers
The English county of Yorkshire has nurtured many distinguished people, including a number of musical composers in the classical tradition. How many of them can you identify?
Tough
10 Q
stedman
Mar 24 09
270 plays
14 Empedocles Goes Classic - Air
Empedocles' second element is the air, with everything above the Earth's surface: sky, heaven, celestial bodies, flying animals,... Here are questions on classical music related somehow to these subjects. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Feb 26 11
237 plays
15 I've Got An Ear For These Things
This quiz is about ten composers who, through a good ear, have written pieces of music that really have stood the test of time. Enjoy!
Easy
10 Q
jonnowales
Jul 23 09
807 plays
16 Classical Gaffes
In this quiz, each question contains a factual error; you need to find the mistake. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
mrgrouchy
Dec 24 09
648 plays
17 Classical Composers - Odd One Out
One of the composers listed for each question does not belong. Your job will be to select the odd one out based on the clue given in the question. Good luck and have fun!
Average
10 Q
celicadriver
Apr 12 08
1347 plays
18 More Classical Composers
More of the familiar classical pieces from movies, TV and radio--but do you know the composer?
Easy
10 Q
Duchess716
Oct 10 09
594 plays
19 Another Musical Alphabet
This is my second musical alphabet. Unlike the first one, which related to musical terms and instruments, the subject this time is composers.
Average
20 Q
ertrum
Dec 18 04
1275 plays
20 The Man Behind the Music.
You know their names, but what do you know about the real man behind the music.... I'll give you some clues, you choose the right man.. easy!
Average
10 Q
fringe
Jun 18 03
2955 plays
21 Various Vacancies - Hearing Harps Humours Her
My pet cats love harp music. So do I. Anneleen Lenaerts, I'd like you to come and record the following arias.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Mar 14 12
129 plays
22 Classical Music: Name the Composer 1
I will give some brief information about a classical composer, and you select from the list of choices.
Easy
10 Q
rwillia1
Mar 23 08
1893 plays
23 Panis Angelicus
The song "Panis Angelicus" has inspired me for a quiz on food and drink in classical music. Enjoy your party.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Dec 07 09
252 plays
24 Classical Composers' Bizarre Deaths
Bizarre but true deaths of the great composers.
Average
10 Q
Frideswide
Nov 21 02
1623 plays
25 Twentieth Century Composers
A fairly difficult quiz on 20th century classical composers, most of whom are not household names. In this quiz you will match the composer to their compositions. Good luck!
Average
15 Q
Akhnaten
Aug 19 00
2232 plays
26 Boom Bang-A-Bang
It was a dark and stormy night, but the concert hall was full. In homage to the elements, the orchestra decided to play music that reflected the conditions outside.
Average
10 Q
StarStruck60
Jul 11 10
381 plays
27 Famous Composers
If you like Classical music, and you've listened to a lot of the major works of the famous composers, you should do quite well on this quiz.
Easy
15 Q
buguru
Feb 15 02
4038 plays
28 More Composers Behaving Badly
Some comical, often anecdotal, moments from great composers' lives. Such stories help make these often mythic giants seem more ordinary and human. See if you can spot their more human side too!
Difficult
10 Q
ingilby
Mar 20 02
1626 plays
29 Ninth Symphonies
The 'Curse of the Ninth' left some composers wary of killing themselves off with a ninth symphony, but many did manage to survive regardless. This quiz is devoted to questions about various composers of 'Ninths'.
Average
10 Q
MarcelMule
Feb 18 08
543 plays
30 Classical Music: Name the Composer 2
This is a continuation of my first quiz. I will give a brief description, and you choose the correct composer. Good Luck.
Easy
10 Q
rwillia1
Apr 15 08
1122 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* This New Yorker composer is best known for his rural works, including "The Tender Land", "Appalachian Spring", and "Billy the Kid".
* This Bostonian composer is best known for his urban music, including "On The Town" and "Wonderful Town", and he wrote a "Mass" for the opening of the Kennedy Center.
* This French composer never wrote a symphony, but is known for his programmatic symphonic pieces including "La Mer, "Images", and "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune".
* This Austrian composer had an Oscar winning movie bear his middle name and wrote symphonies nicknamed, "Jupiter", "Prague", and "Haffner".
* This Russian composer wrote symphonies nicknamed "Little Russian", "Pathetique", and "Polish".


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