Classical Music 2
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. From which famous oratorio does the Hallelujah Chorus come?
    The Messiah.
  2. Which music by Mahler featured in the movie "Death in Venice"?
    5th Symphony (Adagietto)
  3. Which famous conductor was nicknamed the Screaming Skull?
    Sir Georg Solti.
  4. Who wrote the William Tell Overture?
    Rossini.
  5. What was the first name of "Pictures at an Exhibition" composer Mussorgsky?
    Modest.
  6. Which of Beethoven's symphonies is referred to a the Eroica?
    Third
  7. Where was Handel's Water Music first performed?
    On a barge on the Thames.
  8. How many people would perform an aria in an opera?
    One.
  9. By what name is Mahler's second symphony known?
    Resurrection.
  10. What was the first name of composer Vivaldi?
    Antonio.
  11. Who kills Carmen in Bizet's opera?
    Don Jose.
  12. In which English county is Wagner's "Tristan & Isolde" set?
    Cornwall.
  13. Who composed "Die Fledermaus"?
    Johann Strauss.
  14. Who wrote "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring"?
    Delius.
  15. In which country was Kiri Te Kanawa born?
    New Zealand.
  16. Who composed the music for the ballet "Swan Lake"?
    Tchaikovsky.
  17. Who composed "The Dream of Gerontius"?
    Elgar.
  18. In which German city was Beethoven born?
    Bonn.
  19. Which British composer wrote the music for "Jerusalem"?
    Hubert Parry.
  20. Which Hungarian composer wrote "The Merry Widow"?
    Franz Lehar.