Take the original quiz
(fill in the blanks and name that string player)
eaver (violin, Tokyo String Quartet)
isk (do guitarist’s count as string players?)
Arrange the following in ascending order of composition date.
Quartert For The End of Time , Four Last Songs, The Four Seasons, Fur Elise, Quartet in F major (Ravel)
The Four Seasons, 1810
Fur Elise, 1903
Quartet in F major (Ravel), 1940
Quartet for the End of Time, 1948
Four Last Songs
Arrange the following composers in order of death, earliest to latest. Remember Googlers are sad sacks in the corner with no friends.
Britten, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Stravinsky
Prokofiev (1953), Stravinsky (1971), Shostakovich (1975), Britten (1976), Messiaen (1992)
It’s a Job
Match the organist with his main church gig
1. Franck a) St Suplice, Paris
2. Messiaen b) La Trinité, Paris
3. Guillou c) L’Ã‰glise Saint-Eustache
4. Vierne d) Notre Dame, Paris
5. Widor e) St Clotilde Basilica, Paris
Franck/St Clotilde Basilica
; Messiaen/La Trinité
; Guillou/L’Ã‰glise Saint-Eustache
; Vierne/Notre Dame
; Widor/St Suplice
(The cathedral links go to samples of that church’s organ from our window on the world: YouTube)
(5 points) Which organist held his post for the longest? Widor
For another five points, how many years exactly? 64
Miss Mussel cannot even begin to comprehend how many sermons he heard during that time.
What A Way To Go
Here is a list of ways composers have died. Who died of each complication…or at least is rumoured to have?
1) an insect bite
2) a lip boil
3) riding a bike into a wall
4) smoking a cigar
5) getting whacked in the head while riding in a taxi
Berg, Scriabin, Ernest Chausson, Webern, Ravel (technically he died from the surgery required to fix the problem cause by the bump, but let’s not get bogged down in detail)
So, how did you do?
On this day..