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Music Questions I

  1. What name is often given to Franz Schubert’s 'Symphony No. 8'?
  2. Which composer settled in London in 1712 and became a naturalised British subject in 1727?
  3. Name the most celebrated violin virtuoso of the early 1800s?
  4. 'One Voice' is a 2016 classical music album by which singer?

  5. Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem' was composed for the consecration of what building?
  6. Who composed the opera Turandot?
  7. Which Italian word for 'half', is also a classical female singing voice with a range between soprano and contralto?
  8. What was classical Russian composer Mussorgsky's first name?
  9. In which decade did the Sydney Opera House open?
  10. When the London Symphony Orchestra played at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, who was the conducter?
  11. Which composer was given the nickname 'little mushroom' because he was less than five feet tall?
  12. A statue of which composer can be found at the end of Worcester High Street in Worcester, England?
  13. 'Distant Hills' by the Simon Park Orchestra was the theme music for which TV drama which ran from 1972 to 1984?
  14. Which American composer's best works include 'Moon River' in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's?


  1. Unfinished Symphony
  2. George Frideric Handel
  3. Niccolo Paganini
  4. Aled Jones
  5. The new Coventry Cathedral (in 1962)
  6. Giacomo Puccini
  7. Mezzo
  8. Modest
  9. 1970s (1973)
  10. Sir Simon Rattle
  11. Franz Schubert
  12. Edward Elgar
  13. Crown Court
  14. Henry Mancini

Questions II - Classical Composers

Which classical composers wrote the following?

  1. Flight of the Bumble Bee
  2. 'Nessun Dorma' from Turandot
  3. Winter from Four Seasons
  4. Ride of the Valkyries, Die Walkure
  5. 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' from The Nutcracker
  6. Liberty Bell
  7. 'Fingal’s Cave', Hebrides Overture
  8. 'Peter's theme' from Peter and the Wolf
  9. Bolero
  10. William Tell, Overture
  11. Londonderry Air
  12. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D
  13. Rhapsody in Blue
  14. 'Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity' from The Planets


  1. Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (1844-1908)
  2. Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
  3. Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
  4. Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)
  5. Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
  6. Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)
  7. Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
  8. Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)
  9. Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
  10. Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
  11. Grainger, Percy (1882-1961)
  12. Elgar, Edward (1857-1934)
  13. Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
  14. Holst, Gustav (1874-1934)

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