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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 qns)
6765 plays
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 qns)
1296 plays
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 qns)
1086 plays
Composers and their Compositions

This is a quiz honouring some of the great composers and their compositions from the Baroque period to the Romantic era.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 24 17
258 plays
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 qns)
2817 plays
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.
Easy (10 qns)
309 plays
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 qns)
336 plays
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 qns)
702 plays
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 qns)
390 plays
Music, Maestro!

Here are some interesting everyday facts about some of the greatest composers of classical music who have ever lived.
Average (10 qns)
1071 plays
The Dilettante's Guide to Classical Music

Here are fifteen questions about classical music, with an accent on opera. Have fun.
Average (15 qns)
429 plays
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 qns)
243 plays
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 qns)
231 plays
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 qns)
909 plays
Classical Gaffes

In this quiz, each question contains a factual error; you need to find the mistake. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
711 plays
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 qns)
1494 plays
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 qns)
141 plays
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 qns)
3060 plays
More Classical Composers

More of the familiar classical pieces from movies, TV and radio--but do you know the composer?
Easy (10 qns)
681 plays
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 qns)
270 plays
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 qns)
1347 plays
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 qns)
513 plays
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 qns)
2259 plays
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 qns)
2139 plays
Classical Composers' Bizarre Deaths

Bizarre but true deaths of the great composers.
Average (10 qns)
1917 plays
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 qns)
4356 plays
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 qns)
1662 plays
Panis Angelicus

The song "Panis Angelicus" has inspired me for a quiz on food and drink in classical music. Enjoy your party.
Average (10 qns)
273 plays
The Russian Music School

From the nationalist music of "The Five" to the innovative compositions of Stravinsky and Prokofiev, the Russian Music School has given us some of the finest classical works.
Easy (10 qns)
549 plays
Lesser-Known Classical Composers

Everyone knows Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, etc. How well do you know the much lesser-known composers?
Tough (10 qns)
663 plays
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