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Welcome to the Quiz page.
Liebesfreud hopes you will enjoy this lighter version of our monthly digest. Following questions from two of our usual categories, "Music First" and "Composers", the final six of the 18 below will mark the 515th anniversary of a certain "discovery".

Most answers can be found (or figured from information) on the 'Calendar', 'Music' or 'Bio' pages of this ( site or from clues in the quiz itself. Otherwise a hint is given. :>)
The final section is tricky.
Here are a few websites that can help:

Please note: The Liebesfreud website is music- rather than technology-driven. Entering the contest requires your "cut & paste" technique! (Answer form at bottom of this page.) Our definition of "interactive" is best
appreciated (and enjoyed) in rehearsals and concerts!

Good Luck!

Part 1 - Music First!

1. What element of music is most easily expressed by a single human voice, as in a song?
a - Melody
b - Harmony
c - Rhythm
d - Counterpoint

2. How about the sound of two hands clapping?
a - Melody
b - Harmony
c - Rhythm
d - Canon

3. A string quartet is made up of four instruments. How many of them are violins?
a - 1
b - 2
c - 4
d - 0

4. Pizzicato produces a sound made by doing what to the string of an instrument?
a - bowing
b - smacking
c - plucking
d - breaking

5. If the violist comes late to quartet rehearsal and the other three players want to show their displeasure when he arrives by playing a very loud pizzicato chord, what is the most different notes they could play?
a - 3
b - 6
c - 12
d - 88

6. How is a viola different from a violin?
a - It can play louder
b - It can't play louder
c - It can player lower
d - It can't be played in tune

Part 2 - Composers

7. This composer wrote more string quartets than any other. Who was he?
a - Beethoven
b - Rachmaninoff
c - Haydn
d - Chopin

8. One of those composers wrote none! ????
a - Haydn
b - Beethoven
c - Chopin
d - Rachmaninoff

9. One of them wrote only one String Quartet...
a - Haydn
b - Beethoven
c - Chopin
d - Rachmaninoff

10. One of the composers mentioned above has string quartet music featured on Liebesfreud's CD, "Selected Shorts".
Select, please!
a - Haydn
b - Beethoven
c - Chopin
d - Rachmaninoff

11. Liebesfreud celebrates, for the 5th straight year, the birthday of this composer by offering a December concert- on his birthday- with all funds donated going to WinterShelter, a program to care for homeless men in Philadelphia. Who is the birthday boy?
a - Beethoven
b - Schubert
c - Mendelssohn
d - P.D.Q. Bach

12. Which of the following was born 150 years ago in England?
[hint: Liebesfreud performs his quartet on this "Last Friday"]
a - J. S. Bach
b - Mozart
c - Sir Edward Elgar
d - Charles Ives

Part 3 - What's in "a number"?

13. 515 years ago an explorer from Italy sailed to America. What composer from Italy gave us a violin concerto titled "Autumn"?
a - Corelli
b - Verdi
c - Vivaldi
d - Zamboni
[hint: He wrote 3 other seasons, as well]

14. Pick a date!
a - October 26th, 2007
b - November 30th, 2007
c - December 16th, 2007
d - none of the above

15. Choose!
a - Gabrieli (1651)
b - Monteverdi (1567)
c - Scarlatti (1660)
d - Gesualdo (1560, -1, -6?)

16. Choose a Viola Quintet "K"ey!
a - C major
b - G minor
c - C minor
d - D major

17. Choose a pair of Beethoven Quartets!
a - A major; A minor
b - C minor; C major
c - F major; F minor
d - C minor; C# minor

18. Choose one last time!
a - op. 10 #1; op.28
b - op. 12 #2; op. 47
c - op. 18 #2; op. 74
d - op. 59 #3; op. 131


THE CONTEST RULES (read especially #5 and 8)
1. This "Trivia" quiz is designed to be fun, entertaining and informative.
2. Look for 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 or a copy of Liebesfreud's CD (winner's choice)- not bad at all, especially if you win it!
3. There are 18 questions divided into three sections. This month (October) Q. 1-12 are each worth 1 point; Q. 13-17 each worth 2 points; Q. 18 counts for 3 points.
4. There is a total of 25 points.
5. The contest will close on the 23rd of October with answers posted on our website by midnight on the 26th. The winner will be announced at our concert on Friday, October 26th.
6. If there is a tie for high score, the winner will be selected by random draw.
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 May or December, 54+ in September) will be eligible for these prizes: 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 (adding your answers, of course!) and send to - 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 - September, 2007

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