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Austrian Composers


  1. Kochel numbers are used to catalogue the works of which Austrian composer?
  2. Which Austrian composer was nicknamed "Little Mushroom" by his friends?
  3. Which opera in two acts by Mozart is about a centuries-old Spanish legend devoid of moral principles?
  4. Which composer wrote the song that would become Ave Maria in 1825?

  5. Emperor Franz Joseph I named which composer the Director of the Vienna Court Opera in 1897?
  6. Which composer is often referred to as the Waltz King? And what is the common English title of "An der schonen blauen Donau", a waltz he composed in 1866?
  7. Whose last 12 symphonies, composed between 1791 and 1795, are known as the London Symphonies? Hint: This composer was also known as the "father of the symphony".
  8. What's the title of the symphony by Jospeh Haydn in which the musicians stop playing one by one and leave the stage until only two are left?
  9. Which tremendously prolific Austrian composer died in 1828 aged just 31?
  10. Which composer’s Sixth Symphony features the ringing of cowbells off stage to evoke the loneliness of the Alpine countryside?
  11. Which Austrian-American composer, widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, was also a painter of considerable ability?
  12. Franz Xaver Gruber was an Austrian primary school teacher who is best known for composing the music to which Christmas carol in 1818?
  13. Haydn's The Symphony No. 101 in D major is given what name because of the "ticking" rhythm throughout the second movement?
  14. Whose most famous piece is probably the Radetzky March, composed in 1848? This composer also performed The Coronation Waltzes at the ball given in honour of Queen Victoria's Coronation.
  15. Who is the Austrian composer of Trout Piano Quintet?
  16. The melody of the German national anthem was written by which Austrian composer in 1797?
  17. Considered one of the greatest operas ever written, which Mozart opera premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786?
  18. Which young composer carried the coffin at Beethoven's burial and just a year later was himself laid to rest just a yard or two away from his great inspiration in the same cemetery?


  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Franz Schubert
  3. Don Giovanni
  4. Franz Schubert
  5. Gustav Mahler
  6. Johann Strauss II. The Blue Danube.
  7. Franz Joseph Haydn
  8. Farewell Symphony, No. 45 - or just, Farewell Symphony
  9. Franz Schubert
  10. Gustav Mahler
  11. Arnold Schoenberg
  12. Silent Night
  13. The Clock
  14. Johann Strauss I
  15. Franz Schubert
  16. Joseph Haydn
  17. The Marriage of Figaro
  18. Franz Schubert