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What famous composer was married in this magnificent cathedral and can you identify it????

 

Answer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was married in St. Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria

Who is Nancy standing next to?

Answer: Johann Strauss

What river is this and can you name the famous waltz composed about it?

Answer: River: The Danube,  Waltz: The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss

QUIZ

 

Here are some FUN and interesting FACTS about music. How many questions can you answer correctly? Some are fill in the blank and others are multiple choice. Scroll to the bottom of the questions to see the answers. NO PEEKING !

 

1 - Who invented the modern day piano?

a.) Steinway b.) Cristofori c.) Bach

 

2 - Who was Lester Polfus?

 

3 - Who invented the solid body guitar?

 

4 - What instrument did Leo Fender, the inventor of the Fender electric guitar, play?

 

5 - A plectrum is used on which instruments?

 

6 - How many keys are on a piano? How many are white and how many are black?

 

7 - What instrument group does the piano belong to?

a.) percussion b.) woodwinds c.) neither a nor b

 

8 - Who was the first composer to introduce the clarinet to the orchestra?

 

9 - Which famous Hollywood celebrity plays the clarinet?

a.) Julia Roberts b.) Woody Allen c.) Steven Spielberg

 

10 - Where was the modern French Horn developed?

a.) Germany b.) France c.) Japan

 

11 - How long is the tubing of a French Horn?

 

12 - Where was the saxophone invented?

a.) USA b.) Germany c.) Belgium

 

13 - What instrument group does the saxophone belong to?

a.) brass b.)woodwinds c.) percussion

 

14 - Where was J. S. Bach born?

a.) England b.) Germany c.) Austria

 

15 - Who was NOT one of J. S. Bach's composer sons?

a.) C.P.E Bach b.) J.C.F. Bach c.) P.D.Q. Bach

 

16 - What instruments did Beethoven play in addition to the piano?

 

17 - Who was Jacob Gershowitz?

 

18 - Who is known as "the father of the classical guitar"?

a.) Jose Feliciano b.) Andres Segovia c.) Eric Clapton

 

19 - What Broadway conductor was also a Catholic priest?

 

20 - When was tablature, the type of music notation used by many of today's guitarists, invented?

a.) The 1950's by Les Paul b.) The 1300's for lute playing c.) the 1960's by The Beetles

 

ANSWERS

 

1 - Cristofori

 

2 - Les Paul

 

3 - Les Paul

 

4 - saxophone

 

5 - A plectrum is also know as a pick and is used on the guitar, other similar stringed instruments and the harpsichord.

 

6 - 88 keys in all. 52 are white and 36 are black

 

7 - a.) percussion

 

8 - Mozart

 

9 - Although Woody Allen is know for his clarinet playing, all three actually play the instrument!

 

10 - a.) Germany

 

11 - 12 feet when uncoiled

 

12 - c.) Belgium

 

13 - b.) woodwinds

 

14 - b.) Germany

 

15 - c.) P.D.Q. Bach

 

16 - The violin and the organ.

 

17 - George Gershwin. Jacob Gershowitz was his birth name.

 

18 - b.) Andres Segovia

 

19 - Father Alphonse Stephenson, who was the conductor of A Chorus Line

 

20 - b.) The 1300's for lute playing.

 

 

 

 

 

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