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trivia quiz  The Dirt on Famous Composers Editor choice cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Garbanzo, Dec 15 00

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.
Dec 15 00
7167 plays
match quiz  Can You Handel the Music? Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, psnz, May 11 20

I find that the right piece of music makes things go better. Which composers helped me get through this day? The quiz title should be the only clue you need.
psnz gold member
May 11 20
225 plays
trivia quiz  Empedocles Goes Classic - Water Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 14 11

The third element of which the Greek philosopher Empedocles thought is water. Here are some questions on classical music related to water. Have fun.
JanIQ gold member
Mar 14 11
1509 plays
trivia quiz  Various Vacancies: Violin Virtuosi Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 27 11

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.
JanIQ gold member
Nov 27 11
1305 plays
photo quiz  Who's that Composer? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 20 11

In this Photo Quiz, can you identify these composers from their portraits? I've given you a few other clues as well!
stedman editor
Feb 20 11
3318 plays
trivia quiz  The Fifth Symphony cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, marchlover, Apr 03 10

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.
Apr 03 10
462 plays
trivia quiz  Notes From a Small Island cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 28 11

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.
rossian editor
May 28 11
414 plays
trivia quiz  The Dilettante's Guide to Classical Music cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 19 12

Here are fifteen questions about classical music, with an accent on opera. Have fun.
JanIQ gold member
Jul 19 12
534 plays
trivia quiz  Empedocles Goes Classic - Earth cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 04 11

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.
JanIQ gold member
Apr 04 11
288 plays
trivia quiz  Empedocles Goes Classic - Fire cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 07 11

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.
JanIQ gold member
Feb 07 11
273 plays
trivia quiz  Music, Maestro! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 16 09

Here are some interesting everyday facts about some of the greatest composers of classical music who have ever lived.
Creedy gold member
Oct 16 09
1374 plays
trivia quiz  Adept, Not Inept cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 19 12

"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.
Jul 19 12
498 plays
match quiz  Making Music in Vienna cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 27 19

All of these musicians spent a significant part of their creative life working in Vienna. Match each of these composers to one of their well-known works.
looney_tunes editor
May 27 19
246 plays
trivia quiz  I've Got An Ear For These Things cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jul 23 09

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!
jonnowales gold member
Jul 23 09
1155 plays
trivia quiz  Hear, Again? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Mar 04 10

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!
WesleyCrusher editor
Mar 04 10
849 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Composers - Odd One Out cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Apr 12 08

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!
Apr 12 08
1629 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Gaffes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Dec 24 09

In this quiz, each question contains a factual error; you need to find the mistake. Good luck!
Dec 24 09
750 plays
trivia quiz  Empedocles Goes Classic - Air cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 26 11

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.
JanIQ gold member
Feb 26 11
303 plays
trivia quiz  The Man Behind the Music. cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Jun 18 03

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!
fringe gold member
Jun 18 03
3183 plays
trivia quiz  'Twas Once Said cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, kino76, Sep 28 18

A quiz about famous composers and the quotes attributed to them. Can you tell which composer made which quote?
Very Easy
Sep 28 18
351 plays
trivia quiz  More Classical Composers cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Duchess716, Oct 10 09

More of the familiar classical pieces from movies, TV and radio--but do you know the composer?
Duchess716 gold member
Oct 10 09
771 plays
trivia quiz  Another Musical Alphabet cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, ertrum, Dec 18 04

This is my second musical alphabet. Unlike the first one, which related to musical terms and instruments, the subject this time is composers.
ertrum gold member
Dec 18 04
1629 plays
trivia quiz  Premier Performances cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Radain, Jul 14 17

Every piece of music that we know and love had a first-ever performance, but the initial reception wasn't always as favourable as we might expect.
Jul 14 17
267 plays
trivia quiz  Composers and their Compositions cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 24 17

This is a quiz honouring some of the great composers and their compositions from the Baroque period to the Romantic era.
zambesi gold member
Feb 24 17
408 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Composers' Bizarre Deaths cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Frideswide, Nov 21 02

Bizarre but true deaths of the great composers.
Nov 21 02
1983 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Yorkshire Composers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Mar 24 09

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?
stedman editor
Mar 24 09
669 plays
trivia quiz  Slavic Soul 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Dec 03 14

For the 2014-15 season, my hometown Philharmonic has programmed a tribute to Slavic composers and symphonies with a Slavic theme. Each concert has a title that reflects the identity of the piece or the composer.
tiye gold member
Dec 03 14
144 plays
trivia quiz  Twentieth Century Composers 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Akhnaten, Aug 19 00

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!
Aug 19 00
2457 plays
trivia quiz  Classical Music: Name the Composer 1 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rwillia1, Mar 23 08

I will give some brief information about a classical composer, and you select from the list of choices.
Mar 23 08
2436 plays
trivia quiz  Famous Composers 15 questions
Easy, 15 Qns, buguru, Feb 15 02

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.
Feb 15 02
4710 plays
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