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Who composed Die Walkure: "Ride of the Valkyries"?
Richard Wagner
Where and when did Wagner live?
born 1813 in Germany - died 1883 in Venice
Which composer started out wanting to write plays and produce theatre?
Wagner
Which comoser had his first hit opera at age 29 and started producing hugge spectacles combining music, drama, and visual art that became know as music drama?
Wagner
Which composer built an opera house at Bayreuth Germany just to produce his huge operas with large casts and orchestras?
Wagner
Which selection showcases a group of women warriors riding through the sky on huge horses?
Die Walkure: "Ride of the Valkyries"
Which composer lived only 39 years, but wrote hundreds of brilliant piano works?
Chopin
Which composer wrote Etude in c minor ("Revolutionary")?
Frederic Chopin
Where and when did Chopin live?
Born 1810 in Poland, died 1849 in Paris
Which composer's heart was sent back to Poland after he was buried in Paris?
Chopin
What is an etude?
Etude is the French word for study and is a practice piece to help a musician learn to play hard patterns
Which selection is a "practice piece" that is also showy and very expressive?
Etude in c minor ("Revolutionary")
Which piano selection is characterized by a rapid 16th note pattern in the left hand that continues throughout the piece?
Etude in c minor ("Revolutionary")
Who composed Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major: 3rd Movement?
Haydn
When and where did Haydn live?
1732 - 1809 in Austria
Which composer had an unsual life in that he was NOT a child prodigy, his parents were not musicians, he had little musical training as a child, and he lived nearly 80 years?
Haydn
Which composer is known as the "Father of Symphony"? adding more instruments and simplifying the baroque style to the classical
Haydn
Which composer had a huge impact on Beethoven and Mozartand was know for his good nature and kindness?
Haydn
Which selection combines to the two forms of rondo and sonata?
Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major: 3rd Movement
Which selection features a cadenza ( a free section made up by the player to show of their skills )?
Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major: 3rd Movement
Who composed "Liberty Fanfare"?
John Williams
Where and when did John Williams live?
Born 1932 in New York - still living!
Which selection was written for the special ceremony honoring the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty?
"Liberty Fanfare"
Which composer is most famous for writing the music for many of the most popular movies of the past 40 years?
John Williams
Which composer is also well-known for conducting and directing the Boston Pops Orchestra for many years?
John Williams
Who composed Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American"): 3rd Movement?
William Grant Still
Where and when did William Grant Still live?
Born 1895 in Mississippi and died 1978 in California
Which composer was one of the first successful African American composers of classical music?
William Grant Still
Which composer made a good living arranging and performing music for dance clubs?
William Grant Still
Which composer was friends with George Gershwin and has a similar theme in his selection to one of Gershwin's melodies?
William Grant Still
Which selection is "classical" music with jazz and blues chords added in?
Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American"): 3rd Movement
Who composed The Barber of Seville: "Largo al Factotum"?
Rossini
Where and when did Rossini live?
born 1792 in Italy
died 1868 in Paris France
Which composer retired from composing at the young age of 37 after writing over 3 dozen successful operas?
Rossini
Which composer was a great admirer of Mozart - imitating his melodic style in his operas - and eventually became know as the "Italian Mozart"?
Rossini
Which composer wrote the William Tell Overture - which is a famous concert piece from a highly unsuccessful opera?
Rossini
Which selection is a comic opera?
Barber of Seville: "Largo al Factotum"
Which selection is an aria by the town barber who thinks he is really important?
Barber of Seville: "Largo al Factotum"
Which selection features rapid word repetition, making it a "patter song" like some rap and hip hop songs?
Barber of Seville: "Largo al Factotum"
Who composed "Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g minor"?
Brahms composed it for piano (and Schmeling arranged it for orchestra)
Where and when did Brahms live?
born 1833 in Germany - Died 1897 in Austria
Which composer was not a child prodigy and did not complete his first symphony until he was 40 (after working on it for 15 years?)
Brahms
Which selection features gypsy-like folk song melodies and has dramatic changes in dynamics and tempo?
"Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g minor"
Who composed "El Capitan March"?
John Phillip Sousa
Which composer is known as "the march king"?
John Phillip Sousa
Which composer had a marching band instrument named after him?
John Phillip Sousa
Where and when did Sousa live?
born 1854 in Washington, D.C.
died 1932 in Pennsylvania
Which composer was enlisted as an apprentice in the U.S. Marine Band when he was only 13?
John Phillip Sousa
Which selection is a march taken from themes from an operetta set in Peru?
"El Capitan March"
Which selection features a 1st strain, 2nd strain, etc, and a dogfight?
"El Capitan March"
Which composer also wrote nearly a dozen operettas (in addition to the type of pieces he is famous for)
John Phillip Sousa