Classical Music 3
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 "Dido & Aeneas", the first English opera?
    Henry Purcell.
  2. Featured in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey", who wrote "Also Sprach Zarathusa"?
    Richard Strauss.
  3. By what name is Mozart's 41st Symphony often known?
  4. Who composed the music for the ballet "Firebird"?
  5. Who wrote "Cavalleria Rusticana"?
    Pietro Mascagni.
  6. With which musical instrument is Yehudi Menuhin associatted?
  7. What do the members of the orchestra do at the end of Haydn's Farewell Symphony?
    Leave the stage one by one.
  8. Who composed the opera "Billy Budd"?
    Benjamin Britten.
  9. Where was Handel's Messiah first performed?
  10. Who composed the children's classic "Peter and the Wolf"?
  11. Who composed the symphonic sketches known as "La Mer"?
  12. Lieutenant Pinkerton is a character in which opera?
    Madame Butterfly.
  13. Who wrote the opera "Turandot"?
  14. Which Gilbert & Sullivan operetta has the sub-title "The Slave of Duty"?
    The Pirates of Penzance.
  15. Who composed "The Carnival of Animals"?
    Saint Saens.
  16. Which river is named in Johan Strauss's most famous waltz?
    The (Blue) Danube.
  17. What music by Wagner was featured in the movie "Apocalypse Now"?
    The Ride of the Valkeries.
  18. Who was Beethoven's music teacher?
    Joseph Haydn.
  19. How long does Chopin's Waltz in Dflat, Opus 64 last for?
    One Minute.
  20. What is Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony often called?
    The Leningrad.