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1. Whose clarinet concerto became very popular once more after the theatrical release of "Out of Africa" (1985)?
2. "Morte a Venezia" (1971) tells the story of Gustav Aschenbach, a fictional character loosely based on an Austrian composer known for his symphonies. Which composer can thus be linked to this movie?
3. The movie "Impromptu" (1991) is a biopic of a Polish composer, and concentrates on his love affair with a French female author. Whose music dominates the classical score?
4. Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) will probably always be linked to the tone poem "Also sprach Zarathustra". Who composed this masterpiece?
5. "The Ride of the Valkyries" was used in Francis Ford Coppola's movie "Apocalypse Now" (1979). Who composed this magisterial music accompanying the arrival of military helicopters?
6. "The Great Caruso" (1951) is of course a biopic packed with lots of classical music. Mario Lanza performs several opera arias, including "La donna è mobile". Who composed this aria?
7. Alex DeLarge, the protagonist in "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) has great admiration for one classical composer. Whose Ninth Symphony is, according to Alex, the best piece of music ever?
8. Whose "Bolero" is abused in the movie "10" (1979)?
9. "Black Swan" (2010) has a soundtrack inspired by a ballet by which composer?
10. "Platoon" (1986) may not be known for a classical soundtrack, but the theme is indeed the "Adagio for Strings". Who composed this orchestral music?
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