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March brings one of the most important and prestigious "Flower Shows" in the nation to Philadelphia - Liebesfreud's home.
In honor of this annual event, this month's quiz has a horticultural flavor.
(Be sure to look at the helpful guidelines at bottom of the quiz section.)
Good Luck and Enjoy!

Part 1 - Music First!

1. This dance is a high point from one of the world's favorite ballets, the "Nutcracker".
a - Minuet of the Marigolds
b - Almond Allemande
c - Waltz of the Flowers
d - Tulip Troika

2. Although not a classical composer, Richard Rodgers was nonetheless quite respectable with over 1000 published songs! This treasure, from "The Sound of Music" is named for a lovely alpine flower.
a - Allium
b - Columbine
c - Delphinium
d - Edelweiss

3. Johann Strauss, Jr., known as the "Waltz King", penned this.
a - Daisies from the North
b - Roses from the South
c - Violets from the East
d - Hyacinth from the West

4. Edward MacDowell, American pianist and composer, wrote a series of short pieces known as "Woodland Sketches". Which of the following is not one of them?
a - To a Wild Rose
b - To a Water Lily
c - To an Old White Pine
d - By a Meadow Brook

5. Relatively unknown, the violinist Guido Papini wrote a short piece with these early risers in mind.
a - Crocuses
b - Daffodils
c - Snowdrops
d - Magnolias

6. Originally a string quartet, this elegy by Puccini was later used as an intermezzo in his opera "Manon Lescaut".
a - Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
b - Garofani (Carnations)
c - Lisimachia (Loosestrife)
d - Lupini (Lupins)

Part 2 - Composers

7. Who in the talented Strauss family wrote "Der Rosenkavalier" (The Knight of the Rose)?
a - Johann Jr.
b - Joseph
c - Oscar
d - Richard

8. The English composer Arthur Foote certainly seemed to have a thing for flowers. Which of the following is not his?
a - To Blossoms
b - Lilac Time
c - Lily of Killarney
d - The Rose and the Gardener

9. The prick from a rose's thorn sets in motion the story of "Sleeping Beauty" by this Russian master of ballet.
a - Tchaikovsky
b - Stravinsky
c - Prokofieff
d - Rimsky-Korsakov

10. This Russian composer, known primarily for his large scale works for orchestra (with or without piano soloist), also wrote a Romance and Scherzo for String Quartet (two of the "Selected Shorts") and a short piece titled "Lilacs".
a - Rimsky-Korsakov
b - Rachmaninoff
c - Glazunov
d - Tchaikovsky

11. This Russian (whose single movement 'Allegro' is also featured on Liebesfreud's cd) also felt the allure of the flower world with his "Nightingale and the Rose".
a - Rimsky-Korsakov
b - Rachmaninoff
c - Stravinsky
d - Prokofieff

12. In Russia, in the mid-19th century there was a group known as "The Five". Rimsky-Korsakov was one. Which of the remaining four (below) was composer of the vocal duet "Last Flowers"?
a - Balakirev
b - Borodin
c - Cui
d - Mussorgsky

Part 3 - The "Players"

13. This great cellist had among his students Lynn Harrell and Yo Yo Ma.
a - Leonard Rose
b - Harry Rose
c - Nathaniel Rosen
d - Isaac Poplar

14. There is a fabulous trio recording of this violist with Heifetz and Piatigorsky.
a - William Birch
b - Harold Orange
c - William Primrose
d - Harold Heather

15. Another much recorded violist by virtue of his membership in the Guarneri Quartet...
a - Arnold Stamen
b - John Dahlia
c - Michael Tree
d - David Soybean

16. The violin virtuoso Albert Spalding is said to have often rewarded audiences with this 1919 ballad.
a - Love Sends a Little Gift of Gardenias
b - Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses
c - Love Sends a Little Gift of Lilies
d - Love Sends a Little Gift of Flowers

17. This violinist/composer, known primarily for his short violin pieces, wrote an operetta titled "Apple Blossoms".
a - Ernst
b - Kreisler
c - Paganini
d - Wieniawski

18. One of the best loved songs of Ireland, on a poem by Irish poet Thomas Moore, "The Last Rose of Summer" gets quite a makeover in the virtuoso version by this violinist/composer.
a - Ernst
b - Kreisler
c - Paganini
d - Wieniawski
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THE CONTEST RULES (read especially #5 and 8)
1. This "Trivia" quiz is designed to be fun, entertaining and informative.
2. There will be a new quiz posted on the 1st day of each month in 2007 and a monthly prize - an $18 gift card to Borders Books and Music - which is not bad at all, especially if you win it!
3. There are 18 questions divided into three sections. Q. 1-12 are each worth 1 point; Q. 13-17 are each worth 2; Q. 18 is worth 3 points.
4. There will be a total of 25 points per month, but December's will have 49.
5. The contest will close on the 18th of each month with answers posted on our website by midnight on the 21st. The winner will be announced at that month's "Last Fridays" concert.
6. If there is a tie for high score in any month, the winner will be selected in a random drawing at our concert on the "Last Friday" of that month. (You need not be in attendance to win, but we'd love to see you anyway!)
7. In addition to the usual monthly prize in December, there may be two (2) extra prizes awarded on this mid-December date: One chosen at random from all the highest point entries from each month for the entire year; one awarded to the high score total for the year. Any who have scored 18 or higher in any given month (36 or higher in December) will be eligible for these prizes which will be certificates valued at $50 at one of Philadelphia's best restaurants.
8. To submit your entry, copy and paste the entry form at the bottom of this page into an email - send to - or print it and send in regular mail - to Liebesfreud / 933 Stratford Ave. / Melrose Park PA 19027. Please include your name and one of the following: address, e-mail or telephone number, whichever you prefer.
9. One entry per person, per month only.
10. Open to all, with the exception of Liebesfreud musicians and their immediate family members (sorry, Heather and Carolyn)


Music Trivia Quiz - March, 2007
1 ---> c. Waltz of the Flowers
2 ---> d. Edelweiss
3 ---> b. Roses from the South
4 ---> c. To an Old White Pine
5 ---> b. Daffodils
6 ---> a. Crisantemi
7 ---> d. Richard
8 ---> c. Lily of Killarney
9 ---> a. Tchaikovsky
10 --> b. Rachmaninoff
11 --> a. Rimsky-Korsakov
12 --> c. Cui
13 --> a. Leonard Rose
14 --> c. William Primrose
15 --> c. Michael Tree
16 --> b. Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses
17 --> b. Kreisler
18 --> a. Ernst