Classical Music 1
A quiz about classical music and composers with questions to suit all the family. To view the answers just move your mouse over the answer boxes, but no cheating!!
  1. Who wrote the opera "Don Giovani"?
    Mozart.
  2. Which Italian composer was referred to as The Red Priest?
    Vivaldi.
  3. Whose only opera was "Fidelio"?
    Beethoven.
  4. What name was Elgar's friend Augustus Jaeger given in the Enigma Variations?
    Nimrod.
  5. Who wrote "Appalachian Spring"?
    Aaron Copeland.
  6. By what name is Haydn's 94th Symphony known by?
    The Surprise.
  7. In which London venue are the BBC Promenade Concerts held?
    Royal Albert Hall.
  8. From which country does the composer Sibelius hail?
    Finland.
  9. About which Scottish Islands did Mendellsohn compose an overture?
    Hebrides.
  10. What is the most famous piece by Carl Orff?
    Carmina Burana.
  11. Who makes up the Three Tenors along with Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti?
    Placido Domingo.
  12. How many symphonies did both Beethoven and Schibert compose?
    Nine.
  13. Apart from The Marriage of Figaro, which opera features the character Figaro?
    The Barber of Seville.
  14. Who did Beethoven originally name his Eroica symphony after?
    Napoleon.
  15. Which Old Testament prophet was the subject of an oratorio by Mendelssohn?
    Elijah.
  16. From which opera does the aria "Nessun Dorma" come?
    Turandot.
  17. To which other composer is Bruckner's Third symphony dedicated?
    Wagner.
  18. What nationality was composer Rimsky-Korsakov?
    Russian.
  19. Which French composer wrote "Danse Macabre"?
    Saint Saens.
  20. Which virtuoso violinist inspired works by Rachmaninov and Brahms?
    Paganni.