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Classical Music Quiz 1

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12 questions
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Can you guess which composers created these 12 iconic masterpieces of classical music? These are all well-known pieces of music. Name of the composition in the fun fact box :)
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Who composed this?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph Haydn

Ludwig van Beethoven

56% got this right

"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major) was composed in 1787.
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Who composed this?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Georges Bizet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

70% got this right

Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" was first performed in Vienna in 1824. It is also used as the Anthem of the European Union.
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Who composed this?

Antonio Vivaldi

Niccolò Paganini

Georg Friedrich Händel

Johann Sebastian Bach

69% got this right

This is part of "Winter" ("L'inverno") from "The Four Seasons" composed around 1719.
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Who composed this?

Georges Bizet

Giuseppe Verdi

Richard Wagner

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hard  34% got this right

The "Habanera" is an aria from Georges Bizet's 1875 opéra comique "Carmen".
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Who composed this?

Johann Strauss II

Franz Schubert

Georg Friedrich Händel

Johannes Brahms

65% got this right

"An der schönen blauen Donau" is likely the most famous waltz. Composed in 1866, it became linked with Austrian culture.
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Who composed this?

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

Frédéric Chopin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Richard Strauss

67% got this right

The "1812 Overture" commemorates Russia's successful defense of the French invasion of the country by Napoleon in 1812.
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Who composed this?

Richard Wagner

Georg Friedrich Händel

Johann Sebastian Bach

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

67% got this right

"Die Walküre" is the second of the four epic music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen".
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Who composed this?

Johann Sebastian Bach

Antonio Vivaldi

Johannes Brahms

Ludwig van Beethoven

37% got this right

Bach's "Air" from the Ochestral Suite No. 3. (Yes I know Bach is technically a Baroque composer).
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Who composed this?

Richard Strauss

Niccolò Paganini

Claude Debussy

Georges Bizet

38% got this right

Also sprach Zarathustra is a tone poem composed in 1896. Richard isn't related to the Austrian Strauss composer dynasty.
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Who composed this?

Georg Friedrich Händel

Antonio Vivaldi

Frédéric Chopin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

58% got this right

"Hallelujah" from "The Messiah Part II". (Yes, I know, technically Baroque again). He lived most of his life in England.
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Who composed this?

Frédéric Chopin

Claude Debussy

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ludwig van Beethoven

37% got this right

Chopin composed "Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2" around 1831 at the age of around 20.
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Who composed this banger?

Giuseppe Verdi

Alban Berg

Giacomo Puccini

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hard  33% got this right

"Dies Irae" ("The Day of Wrath") is part of Verdi's "Requiem" ("Funeral Mass"). It was first performed in 1874 in Milan.