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First Names of Composers (Extended version)

How well do you know your classical composers, from medieval to contemporary?
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Quiz by kiwirage
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First submittedMay 1, 2014
Last updatedNovember 20, 2014
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Sebastian Bach
Johann
Mozart
Wolfgang
Sibelius
Jean
van Beethoven
Ludwig
Schumann (m)
Robert
Schumann (f)
Clara
Elgar
Edward
Debussy
Claude
Ravel
Maurice
Handel
George
Haydn
Joseph
Chopin
Frédéric
Bartók
Béla
Schubert
Franz
Fauré
Gabriel
Saint-Saëns
Camille
Albéniz
Isaac
Bernstein
Leonard
Brahms
Johannes
Webern
Anton
Corelli
Arcangelo
Mendelssohn
Felix
Monteverdi
Claudio
Verdi
Giuseppe
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Puccini
Giacomo
Paganini
Niccolo
Palestrina
Giovanni
Satie
Erik
Shostakovich
Dmitri
Prokofiev
Sergei
Adams
John
Glass
Philip
Byrd
William
Buxtehude
Dieterich
Dvorak
Antonin
Grieg
Edvard
Tchaikovsky
Pyotr
Tallis
Thomas
Vivaldi
Antonio
Schütz
Heinrich
Berlin
Irving
Respighi
Ottorino
Reich
Steve
Rameau
Jean-Philippe
Khachaturian
Aram
Messiaen
Olivier
Ives
Charles
Hindemith
Paul
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Vaughan Williams
Ralph
Berg
Alban
Schoenberg
Arnold
Lully
Jean-Baptiste
de Machaut
Guillaume
Martin
Frank
Poulenc
Francis
Purcell
Henry
Quilter
Roger
Boulez
Pierre
Stockhausen
Karlheinz
Scriabin
Alexander
Smetana
Bedrich
Wolf
Hugo
Copland
Aaron
Stravinsky
Igor
Ligeti
György
Janácek
Leos
Glinka
Mikhail
Gibbons
Orlando
Gesualdo
Carlo
Strauss (eg. Ein Heldenleben)
Richard
Schnittke
Alfred
Holst
Gustav
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level 24
May 19, 2014
Great quiz, but: the spelling for Handel is so off that I had no way of getting it right. Please change it to Georg Friedrich. Also, might be nice to accept variations for Tchaikovsky's first name, since it's hard to get the exact Russian spelling ...
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level 47
Jul 6, 2014
nice quiz! However, Ludwig von Beethoven should not have 'van' in the middle; difference between German and Dutch. Thanks for creating it!
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level 61
Jul 6, 2014
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the quiz. "Von Beethoven" is not correct, as some quick research will show you.
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level 47
Jul 7, 2014
I stand corrected indeed, I guess you learn something new every day (which should be the slogan for this site!). Just read up on it and discovered that his ancestors were from Dutch soil, hence the 'van' :)
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level 72
Jul 14, 2014
Nice quiz - I enjoyed the challenge! I'd also suggest allowing Georg for Handel, though I see you've said above why you think not. How about allowing Peter and Ilich for Tchaikovsky's first names? I see those spellings elsewhere often. (The middle name is written Ильи́ч in Russian, which transliterates as Ilich, so I'm not sure why many commentators add the "y" in there).
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level 11
Sep 27, 2014
Tough quiz. More should be like this. Spelling was a bit too much for me. Several composers I was very close.
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level 44
Nov 10, 2014
Cool quiz. Surprised to see so many more obscure composers, and yet no Berlin, Copland or Gershwin. Or Rachmaninoff Khachaturian and Rimsky-Korsakov. I got 31/74.
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level 61
Nov 20, 2014
Thanks! I've actually added a few of your good suggestions. Gershwin and Rachmaninoff I've left off because they share their first name with others that are already in the quiz.
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level 61
Nov 20, 2014
Quiz updated, with a few changes, and the middle-name requirement removed.
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level 66
Nov 20, 2014
Great quiz! Bartók's first name is Béla, not Belá.
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level 67
Feb 2, 2015
Only 22.... and I recognized half of the ones I missed. Hate that feeling.
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level 37
Oct 27, 2016
Got Leos Janacek but not Igor Stravinsky! *facepalm*
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