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Q. The fourth movement of which composer’s ninth symphony sets to music Friedrich Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy?
Q. Which composer’s sixth and final symphony is also known as the “Pathétique Symphony”?
Q. Whose “Water Music” premiered on July 17, 1717?
Q. What is the popular name for Franz Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A Major”?
Q. What nationality was the composer Franz Joseph Haydn?
Q. In Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, which planet is the “Bringer of Old Age”?
Q. Who composed the comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” in 1876?
Q. “Das Rheinegold” (The Rhinegold) and “Die Walküre” (The Valkyrie) are two components of which cycle of epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner?
Q. Which Russian composer’s works include “Renard”, “The Soldier’s Tale” and “The Rite of Spring”?
Q. Which Polish composer, born in 1810 and noted for his piano works, had a love affair with the novelist Amantine Dupin, better known by her pen name of George Sand?
Q. Which English composer’s compositions include the “Enigma Variations” and the “Pomp and Circumstances Marches”?
Q. The astronaut Neil Armstrong took a tape recording of which piece of music by Antonín Dvořák with him on the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission?
Q. Which composer started suffering hearing problems from about the age of 26 and was almost completely deaf by the age of 44?
Q. Who composed the operas “Rigoletto”, “Il trovatore” and “La traviata”?
Q. “The Three Tenors” was an operatic singing group from the 1990s and early 2000s, comprised of which three famous tenors?
Q. Which movement from the final act of Aram Khachaturian’s 1942 opera “Gayane” is his most widely known and popular work?
Q. Which opera by Camille Saint-Saëns is based on a Biblical tale from the Book of Judges in the Old Testament?
Q. Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin were the members of which group of Russian composers, also known as the “Mighty Handful”?
Q. Which text from the final couplet of the hymn “Dies irae” is often included in musical settings of the Requiem Mass, including by Andrew Lloyd-Webber in his “Requiem”, made famous by Sarah Brightman.
Q. Who composed the operas “Madame Butterfly” and “Tosca”?