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Classical Music A-Z

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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Impressionist composer of the piano suite "Iberia"
Isaac Albéniz
B
Namesake city of six J.S. Bach concerti grossi
Brandenburg
C
Composer of the "Revolutionary" etude and "Heroic" polonaise
Frédéric Chopin
D
First title character of a Ravel ballet
Daphnis
E
British composer famous for his "Pomp and Circumstance" marches
Edward Elgar
F
Instrument that plays the opening notes in "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"
flute
G
Romantic composer of incidental music to Peer Gynt and the "Holberg Suite"
Edvard Grieg
H
Austrian "father of the string quartet" and "father of the symphony"
Josef Haydn
I
Nickname of Mendelssohn's 4th symphony in A major
Italian
J
Czech composer of a famous "Sinfonietta"
Leoš Janáček
K
Title of many German church musicians, including J.S. Bach
Kappellmeister
L
Wagner opera that contains the famous "Bridal Chorus"
Lohengrin
M
Composer of the "Haffner" and "Jupiter" symphonies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Letter
Hint
Answer
N
Verdi opera that depicts the exile of Jews to Babylon
Nabucco
O
French composer of "Orpheus in the Underworld"
Jacques Offenbach
P
Polish composer of "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima"
Krzysztof Penderecki
Q
Stringed Arabic instrument similar to a zither
qanun
R
Gershwin piece for piano and orchestra played in United Airlines safety videos
Rhapsody in Blue
S
Symphonic suite by Rimsky-Korsakov depicting the storyteller of 1001 Arabian Nights
Scheherazade
T
Nickname of Mahler's 6th symphony, which features the three hammer blows of fate
Tragic
U
Quality shared by Schubert's 8th symphony and Bruckner's 9th symphony
unfinished
V
Italian composer of a series of famous violin concertos including "Spring"
Antonio Vivaldi
W
Nickname of a C major Beethoven piano sonata sometimes called "Aurora"
Waldstein
X
Percussion instrument that is featured prominently in Saint-Saens' "Danse macabre"
xylophone
Y
Geographical namesake of a piano concerto that premiered during the Cultural Revolution
Yellow River
Z
Handel anthem sung at the coronation of every British monach
Zadok the Priest
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May 18, 2018
Great quiz!