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What Austrian composer of the oratorio The Seasons is best known for his 106 symphonies, including 17851s the
Hen, the Farewell, and the Surprise?
This composer's works include four Brilliant Grand Waltzes and the posthumously published FantaisieImpromptu [fan-tay-zee am-prom-too]. This inventor of the ballade [bah-LAHD] form wrote 27 piano etudes [AY-toodz], including the Revolutionary Etude. For 10 points-name this Polish-born composer known for
mazurkas and the "Minute Waltz."
]ephtha [JEF-thuh] was the last oratorio by this composer whose orchestral works include Opus 6 - a set of 12 concerti grossi [kohn-CHAIR-tee GROH-see] - and three other suites that premiered on the royal barge and are known as Water Music. For 10 points -name this German whose "Hallelujah" chorus appears in his Messiah.
What composer, whose three symphonies include The Age of Anxiety and Kaddish [KAH-dish], wrote the music for On the Tawn, Candide [kahn-DEED], and West Side Story?
The Second Symphony by this composer of the Manfred Symphony is nicknamed "Little Russian." He composed an opera based on an Aleksandr Pushkin poem, Eugene Onegin [ohn-YAY-gin], and a ballet featuring the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." For 10 points-name this Russian composer of The Nutcracker.
Elijah is an oratorio by which German composer who wrote the Hebrides [HEH-brih-deezl Overture, and, at age 17, an overture for A Midsummer Night's Dream?
L' Orfeo was written by this Northern Italian composer of Vespers of the Blessed Virgin often considered the
transitional figure between the Renaissance and Baroque eras of music.
What composer of an 1896 Egyptian Piano Concerto, his fifth, also wrote an Organ Symphony, the Danse Macabre
[dahns mah-kahb], and The Carnival of the Animals?
What composer of Fanfare for the Common Man and Lincoln Portrait is best known for a ballet he wrote for Martha
Graham, Appalachian Spring?
This composer wrote his Italian Concerto for harpsichord, an instrument he played at the premiere of his Brandenburg Concerto No.5. Name this German Baroque composer of The Well-Tempered Clavier.
What composer created a work with movements subtitled "the Mystic," "the Bringer of Jollity," and "the Bringer of War," the astrology-inspired The Planets?
What composer of Pohjola 1 s [poh-YOH-lah 1 s] Daughter represented a legendary bird with an English horn in The Swan of Tuonela [too-oh-NEH-Iah] and wrote Valse triste [vahlz trist] and Finlandia?
What British composer of The Dream of Gerontius Uuh-RON-tee-us] wrote a 1919 Cello Concerto in E minor, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, and the Enigma Variations?
The operas Mazeppa and The Queen of Spades are by which Russian composer of the ballet Swan Lake and the tale of Clara and her toy, The Nutcracker?
Wellington's Victory is the Battle Symphony by which composer of the Emperor Concerto whose Ninth Symphony ends with a setting of the "Ode to Joy"?
What Viennese composer of the song cycle Winterreise [VEEN-tur-RYE-zuh] also wrote "Gretchen at the
Spinning Wheel," the Trout Quintet, and an Unfinished Symphony?
Which German composer of the oratorio Elijah had a sister Fanny who was also a composer, and wrote a Scottish
Symphony and the Hebrides [HEB-rih-deez] Overture?
Which Hungarian piano virtuoso composed the Hungarian Rhapsodies and the "Mephisto Waltz"?
The Hungarian Dances are violin pieces by this German composer also known for a Double Concerto in A minor for
violin and cello.
The Archduke Trio is a chamber work by this composer whose only oratorio was Christ on the Mount of
Olives. He wrote five piano concertos and 32 piano sonatas, including the (*) Moonlight Sonata. For 10
points-name this German who set the poem "Ode to Joy" in his choral Ninth Symphony.
The two most frequently performed operas in the U.S., Madame Butterfly and La Boheme [lah boh-em], were
composed by the same man. Name that Italian composer.
Peter and the Wolf's by this composer who also did the score for Sergei Eisenstein's film Alexander Nevsky.
This man's symphonies include a Ninth known as the "Great," and an "Unfinished" Eighth. Name this Viennese composer.
A choms from this composer's Nabucco [nah-BOO-koh] was sung at his funeral, though he is better known
for operas about a Mantuan court jester and the love of Radames [rah-dah-MAYSS] for an (*) Ethiopian
princess. For 10 points - name this composer of Rigoletto [ree-goh-LA YT -toh] and Aida ["eye" -EE-dah].
One composer's final symphony is known as the London Symphony. Name that "Father of the Symphony" who also wrote the Surprise Symphony.
This composer's works include one in 14 movements, each dedicated to a friend, and the march used in "Land of Hope and Glory." IINimrod" appears in the (*) Enigma Variations by-for 10 points-which British composer of the Pomp and Circumstance Marches often heard at graduations?
This composer reworked the final movement of his Mass in B minor to mirror the closing of its own "Gloria" section; that "Gloria" was itself a reworking of one of his over 200 cantatas. For 10 points-name this Baroque composer of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Goldberg Variations.
Symphony of Psalms is from this composer's Neoclassical period. He wrote a work about a living puppet for Sergei Diaghilev [dee-AH-gih-Ieff], while a girl dances herself to death in another ballet whose premier saw a riot. For 10 points-name this Russian composer of Petrushka [peh-TROOSH-kah] and The Rite of Spring.
This Russian composer of The Nutcracker also wrote Swan Lake.
Artur Rubinstein specialized in the music of this compatriot composer, who included a "Funeral March" in his Piano Sonata No.2. His other works include a "Fantasie Impromptu" and 27 etudes [AY-toodz]. For 10
points - name this pianist who wrote more than 50 mazurkas based on dances of his native Poland.
Messiah is a work by this German-born composer of Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Works by this composer born in 1900 include a ballet for Martha Graham, Appalachian Spring, and the bombastic
"Fanfare for the Common Man."
This longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic wrote three symphonies and the ballet Fancy Free,
though he's better known for a musical about Tony and Maria.
According to the Grove Dictionary, this composer of "Oh! Susanna" was the first American to make a living solely
as a composer of music.
One composer's "Great Crush Collision March" was inspired by a train wreck. Name that "King of Ragtime" who wrote "The Entertainer."
Glenn Gould popularized a set of 30 variations by this German composer who also wrote a set of six instrumental works for a Prussian margrave. The Goldberg Variations are by-for 10 points-what Baroque composer of The Well-Tempered Clavier [kluh-VEER] and the Brandenburg Concertos?
The Ring cycle was written by this German composer of Tristan and Isolde [ee-ZOHL-duh].
This composer wrote a work named for the Liberty Bell as well as the opera El Capitan. From 1880 to 1892 he
conducted the u.S. Marine Band; his namesake (*) instrument is a modified tuba. For 10 points-name this
American "March King" who wrote "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Rigoletto is an opera by this composer of Falstaff and Nabucco [nah-BOO-koh].
One composer is known for an overture to Egmont and the Moonlight Sonata. Name that German whose Fifth Symphony is known for its opening four-note motif.
Which 20th-century American composer wrote Rhapsody in Blue as well as An American in Paris?
This Italian imitated a thunderstorm in the final movement of the second concerto in his Four Seasons.
This German included a "Scene by the Brook" in the second movement of his Pastoral Symphony.
This Italian represented the Triton Fountain in the morning in the second movement of his Fountains of Rome.
A clarinet and an oboe represent a cat and a duck, respectively, in this Russian composer's Peter and The Wolf.
This composer of a ballet featuring a repetitive snare drum rhythm wrote his Mother Goose Suite for Mimi and
Jean Godebski, the children of his friends.
This man worked his feelings about the suppression of the November Uprising into his Revolutionary Etude [ay-tood] and never returned to his home country afterward. His works include 4 impromptus, 58
mazurkas, and 17 polonaises [poh-Iuh-NEZ-iz]. For 10 points-name this Romantic composer from Poland.
This Italian composer of Aida [ah-EE-dah] wrote the aria "La donna e mobile" [lah DOHN-nah ay MOH-bee-Iay]
for the opera Rigoletto [REE-goh-LAYT-toh], whose title jester is also a hunchback.
This English composer, who worked with the librettist W. S. Gilbert on The Pirates of Penzance, included a jester
in his opera Yeoman of the Guard.
This composer's most frequently performed work is his one-act Pagliacci [P AH-Iee-AH-chee], in which a clown
reacts murderously to the unfaithfulness of his wife.
This composer used arias written by Picander in his longest work, the St. Matthew Passion. He also wrote six suites for solo cello, and preludes and fugues in every major and minor key in his Well-Tempered Clavier. For 10 points - name this Baroque composer of the Brandenburg Concertos.
This composer of The King and I and South Pacific wrote the score for The Sound of Music.
Though he lived most of his life in Vienna, this composer born in Hamburg is known for his Academic Festival
Overture and A German Requiem [REK-wee-um].
"Little Russian" is the nickname of the Second Symphony of this composer, who also wrote an overture that calls
for cannon fire.
This composer's Opus 29 was inspired by an Arnold Bocklin painting depicting a rowboat on the River Styx, The Isle of the Dead. Another of his works has 24 variations on a violin caprice [kuh-PREES]. For 10 points-name this 20th-century Russian composer of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
This composer wrote an opera that ends with the title character asking for mercy for Magnifico and his daughters, La Cenerentola [lah CHEH-nay-REN-toh-Iah]. In another work, the title character sings he is "like
a thunderbolt" in the aria "Largo al factotum" [LAR-ghoh al fahk-TOH-toom], while in a third, the title character must shoot an apple off his son's head. For 10 points-name this Italian composer of The Barber of
Seville and William Tell.
William Cummings' hymn tune, used for "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," is adapted from an 1840 cantata by this composer. Name this German composer of the Scottish and Italian symphonies.
Mendelssohn also helped revive the work of this composer whose Eighth Symphony is simply called Unfinished.
This composer used an A-E-F motif in his Double Concerto for violin and cello. He also wrote a Tragic Overture and a set of orchestral dances based on folk melodies; after the death of his mother, he wrote a work whose libretto is drawn from the Luther Bible. Hans von Bulow called this man's First Symphony "Beethoven's Tenth." For 10 points-name this German composer of the Hungarian Dances and A German
Turandot was left unfinished by this composer of La Boheme [boh-EM] and Tosca.
This composer wrote The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, a concerto for organ in F major, and the keyboard work
The Harmonious Blacksmith. He also wrote an oratorio with the soprano aria "I know that my Redeemer
liveth," and a set of three (*) suites for a performance on the Thames. For 10 points-name this German-born
Baroque composer of Water Music who wrote the "Hallelujah" Chorus in Messiah.
This composer wrote the operas Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods as part of his Ring cycle.
This man's cycling trip to Algeria influenced his Beni Mora. He wrote The Mystic Trumpeter, a setting of a
Walt Whitman poem, while he worked at St. Paul's Girls' School. The Rig Veda and Sanskrit influenced
several of his works, including the chamber opera (*) Savitri. He is best known, though, for a seven-movement
suite inspired by astrology. For 10 points-name this British composer of The Planets.
A serenade from this composer's Don Procopio [proh-KOH-pee-oh] was recycled for Henry Smith in his The Fair Maid of Perth. Another of his works features a love triangle between Nadir, Zurga, and Leila. This composer of The Pearl Fishers also wrote an opera in which the deaths of the title character and her lover, Don
Jose, are predicted by a pair of gypsies. For 10 points-name this French composer of Carmen.
This composer's works include "Short Story," a duet for piano and violin, and the one-act opera Blue Monday. After a trip to Havana, he wrote Rumba, which is now known as his Cuban Overture. He also wrote an opera in which Clara sings "Summertime" on Catfish Row. For 10 points-name this American composer of Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, and Rhapsody in Blue.
This French composer wrote "Golliwog's Cakewalk" as well as Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun".
Lorenz Hart wrote the lyrics to "Blue Moon" and "My Funny Valentine," but Hartis poor health led this composer to find a new partner, starting with Oklahoma!
His Symphony No. 38 has the nickname "Prague." Name this Viennese composer who died in 1791.
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by this British composer, whose other works include Evita and Jesus Christ
This composer's Hebrides [HEB-ruh-deezl Overture is commonly called "Fingal's Cave."
Glenn Gould popularized a set of 30 variations by this German composer who also wrote a set of six instrumental works for a Prussian margrave. The Goldberg Variations are by what baroque
composer of The Well-Tempered Clavier [kluh-FEER] and the Brandenburg Concertos?
Who composed Number 9, Choral, including "Ode to Joy"?
Who composed Number 2, Little Russian?
Who composed Number 8, Symphony of a Thousand?
Who composed Number 94, Surprise?
Who composed Symphony Fantastique [fahn-tahs-teek]?
Who composed Number 41, Jupiter?
Who composed Number 8, Unfinished, started in 1822?
Who composed Number 3, Kaddish [KAH-dish]?
Who composed Number 3, Scottish?
What composer of an 1868 Piano Concerto in A minor, his only one, included "Morning Mood" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" in his Peer Gynt?
This composer's piano sonatas include Les Adieux [lay zah-DYOO] and Hammerklavier, written after his Heiligenstadt [HYE-lih-ghin-shtaht] Testament. His vocal works include the opera Fidelio [fee-DAY-lee-oh] and
the finale of his Ninth Symphony. For 10 points—name this deaf German composer of the "Ode to Joy."
This British composer of The Planets also wrote a number of works inspired by Hinduism, such as Hymns from
the Rig Veda [VAY-dah].
What American composer's works include a Piano Concerto in F, "Catfish Row," a Cuban Overture, "I Got Rhythm," An American in Paris, and Porgy and Bess?
Which composer of Gianni Schicci [JAH-nee SKEE-kee] wrote the aria "Nessun dorma" [NEH-soon DOR-mah] for Prince Calàf in Turandot [TOO-rin-DOT] and also wrote about the poor Rodolfo and Mimi in La Bohème [lah boh-em]?
What composer of "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is on the Washington, D.C. quarter and was a big band leader nicknamed "Duke"?
One composer wrote two quintets, one for strings only, and one for piano and string quartet. Name that Viennese composer of hundreds of art songs, or Lieder ["leader"], and his Unfinished Symphony.
What French composer's piano works include the Children's Corner Suite and the Suite Bergamasque [BAIR-gahmahsk],
whose third movement is "Clair de lune" [klayr duh loon]?
This American composer of marches wrote such works as "The Washington Post March" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever."
He wrote the operas Idomeneo [ee-doh-may-NAY-oh] and The Abduction from the Seraglio [suh-RAH-lee-oh]. Name this Austrian composer of The Magic Flute.
One composer with this last name wrote the Radetzky [ruh-DET-skee] March. Give this last name shared by composers Richard [REEK-hart], Johann the Elder, and Johann the Younger.
Name this English composer who collaborated with W. S. Gilbert on comic operettas such as HMS Pinafore.
This man wrote "The Battle on the Ice" for his film score for Alexander Nevsky [NEV-skee]. The first of his seven
symphonies is nicknamed "The Classical," while in his best-known work a narrator tells a story in which a duck is eaten. For 10 points—name this Russian composer of Peter and the Wolf.
What composer's operas include Rienzi [ree-EN-zee], Parsifal [PAR-zih-fahl], and a work in which Brünnhilde
[broon-HIL-duh] lights a funeral pyre that destroys Valhalla, Twilight of the Gods?
What composer of the oratorio The Dream of Gerontius depicted his friends in music in the Enigma Variations and also wrote Pomp and Circumstance?
This composer's Mountain Symphony is the first of his 13 symphonic poems, a term he is credited with
inventing. He transcribed Beethoven's symphonies for piano, and his own piano works include the "Mephisto
Waltz." For 10 points—name this composer of the Hungarian Rhapsodies.
Arrigo Boïto [AH-ree-goh BOH-ee-toh] wrote the libretti for this composer's last two operas, one about a "fat Knight" and another that includes the "Willow Song" sung by Desdemona. Falstaff and Otello [oh-TAYL-loh] are operas by—for 10 points—what Italian composer whose other operas include Rigoletto [ree-goh-LAYT-toh] and Aida [eye-EE-dah]?
What composer, whose Clock Symphony is one of a collection of 12 London Symphonies, wrote over 100 of them, including the Surprise Symphony?
This composer wrote symphonies known by the nicknames "Linz" and "Prague." Name this Austrian composer whose final symphony, in C major, ends with a five-theme fugue.
This Italian composer of Tosca also wrote The Girl of the Golden West and Madame Butterfly.
What composer used a theme from his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus [pruh-MEE-thee-uhs] in his Third Symphony, a work once dedicated to Napoleon and nicknamed Eroica [uh-ROH-ih-kuh]?
In 1832 this man conducted his own Symphony in C major, the year before his first opera, The Fairies, premiered. He collaborated on Rienzi [ree-EN-zee] with Giacomo Meyerbeer, whom he later attacked in his
writings. In his later operas he developed the concept of associating ideas or characters with particular musical phrases called leitmotivs [LYTE-moh-teefs]. For 10 points—name this German composer of Tristan
and Isolde [ee-ZOHL-deh] and The Flying Dutchman.
This originator of the operatic recitative [reh-SIT-uh-tiv] was a music director at Venice's St. Mark's Basilica. His last two works were the operas The Return of Ulysses and The Coronation of Poppea. For 10 points—name this Italian composer of the oldest opera still performed, Orfeo [or-FAY-oh].
With Bach and Beethoven, this man forms the "three B's" of classical music. Name this German composer of four symphonies and the Academic Festival Overture.
Despite having very different musical styles, Brahms was a lifelong friend of this composer of the Blue Danube
He premiered his first symphony, Jeremiah, and ballet, Fancy Free, in the decade after taking lessons with Boulanger.
This composer's studies in Paris influenced him to write distinctly "American" music, such as Billy the Kid and Lincoln Portrait.
This composer is best known for two operas, The Mother of Us All and Four Saints in Three Acts, the latter of which was a collaboration with Gertrude Stein.
After this composer received an honorary doctorate from the University of Breslau, he wrote his Academic Festival Overture. His first symphony has been called "Beethoven's Tenth" to recognize its inspiration. For
10 points-name this composer of A German Requiem and a namesake lullaby.
A poem by Stephane MalIarme [stay-fahn mahl-Iar-may] inspired this composer's Prelude to "The Afternoon of a
What composer of an Irish Symphony wrote the music for The Yeoman of the Guard and The Mikado [mee-KAHdoh],
two collaborations with William S. Gilbert?
This composer used a German ballad as the basis of his cantata "The Black Knight". A "hidden theme" connects his Enigma Variations, while "Land of Hope and Glory" is part of a work often played at graduations. For 10
points-name this British composer of the Pomp and Circumstance marches.
His opera Don Giovanni ends with its title womanizer being dragged to Hell by a statue.
Name this Austrian composer who wrote Don Giovanni.
What composer of El Salon Mexico [ell sah-LOHN MAY-hee-koh] wrote the "Open Prairie" theme for his Billy the Kid ballet and included the tune "Simple Gifts" in Appalachian Spring?
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and The Flying Dutchman are two operas by this German composer. Name this composer who also wrote a series of four operas based on German mythology.
What composer of the ultra-hard piano piece Gaspard de la nuit [nwee] included a snare drum ostinato in his 1928 ballet based on a Spanish dance, Bolero [boh-LAIR-oh]?
Persian and Islamic mythology inspired an oratorio by this composer titled Paradise and the Peri [PIER-ee]. He also composed Scenes from Childhood and four symphonies, including the Rhenish [REH-nish} and Spring. For 10 points-name this German composer who married Clara Wieck [veek].
What composer, who used a taxicab horn in his An American in Paris, also wrote the opera Porgy and Bess and the
jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue?
The opera Rigoletto [ree-goh-LAYT-toh] is by the same composer as La traviata [lah trah-vee-AH-tah]. Name that Italian.
What composer created the "El Capitan" [kap-ih-TAN} and "Liberty Bell" Marches, conducted the U.S. Marine Corps Band, and wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever"?
What composer of a 1727 St. Matthew Passion has BWV numbers assigned to works like the Goldberg Variations
and the Brandenburg Concertos?
The Leipzig [L YPE-zig] Conservatory was founded in 1843 by what German composer whose works include an Italian Symphony and music for A Midsummer Night's Dream?
The one-act opera At the Boar's Head was written by what British composer who depicted "the Mystic" and "the Bringer of War" in his The Planets?
What composer of songs for a film version of Don Quixote [kee-HOH-tee] is better known for his one-act opera The Spanish Hour and the gradually crescendoing [kruh-SHEN-doh-ing] Bolero [boh-LAY-roh]?
What composer of the "Hammerklavier" [HAH-mur-klah-FEER] and "Waldstein" [VAHLD-styne] piano sonatas wrote the Missa Solemnis [MEE-sah soh-LEM-neess] and the choral finale of his Ninth Symphony after
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