Classical Music From A-Z #3

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A
Aaron Copland composition which includes the Shaker hymn tune,"'Tis a Gift to be Simple"
Appalachian Spring
B
Composer of "West Side Story"
Bernstein
C
Robert Schumann's wife, who was a celebrated concert pianist
Clara
D
Symphonic tone poem by Richard Strauss
Don Quixote
E
Elgar's composition, Opus 36, which was created to honor his friends
Enigma Variations
F
French Romantic composer of Reguiem in D minor and many piano solos, including nocturnes, barcarolles, and impromptus
Faure
G
Eccentric Canadian pianist noted for his performances of Bach's music
Gould
H
Baroque composer best known for his oratorios, the most famous being the "Messiah"
Handel
I
Nickname of Mendelssohn's 4th symphony
Italian
J
German Romantic composer Brahms' first name
Johannes
K
20th century Russian/Armenian composer who wrote "Adventures of Ivan"
Khatchaturian
L
Haydn wrote 12 symphonies with this title.
London
M
An unaccompained vocal piece based on sacred texts, important in the Middle Ages
motet
 
 
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N
Orchestra which Leonard Bernstein conducted for many years
NewYork Philharmonic
O
18th century Bohemian composer Christoph Gluck's best known opera
Orfeo and Euridice
P
16th century Italian composer of sacred music who wrote over 100 masses
Palestrina
Q
British term for an 8th note
Quaver
R
Form of composition which features a recurring motif or theme: ABACADA/coda for example
Rondo
S
Composer of "Carnival of the Animals"
Saint-Saens
T
Russian composer of the popular "Nutcracker Suite"
Tchaikovsky
U
Term for several voices singing the same pitch
Unison
V
String instrument larger than a violin, smaller than a cello
Viola
W
The 19th century's most outstanding composer of opera, born in Germany in 1813
Wagner
X
First name of classically trained musician Cugat, who popularized Latin-American dance music during his long career
Xavier
Y
Title of Leonard Bernstein's educational TV series
Young People's Concerts
Z
"Also Sprach ................." by Richard Strauss
Zarathustra
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Level 74
Aug 10, 2020
Can you allow 'Khachaturian' and 'Orfeo ed Euridice'? Also, Strauss composed two other tone poems starting with D: Death and Transfiguration, and Don Juan.
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Level 62
Aug 11, 2020
Excellent suggestions...One should now be able to type in any of the Strauss "D" tone poems. (My original answer will still pop up.)

Also alowed for alternate type-ins for K. and O.

Thanks!!