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Welcome to the Quiz page.
As usual, the questions fall into three categories: our regular, "Music First!", followed by "Composers" and The "Players".
Some questions are on general musical knowledge. Answers to others can be found (or figured from information) on the 'Calendar', 'Music', 'Bio' or 'News' pages of this site or from clues in the quiz itself.
Some rules and information about prizes follow the quiz.
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!

Valentines' Edition!
"LOVE and the World of Classical Music"

Music First

1 -Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Berlioz all wrote music for this most famous of love stories.
a - Antony and Cleopatra
b - Beatrice and Benedict
c - Romeo and Juliet
b - Harry and Sally
(hint: The barest hint of moonlight dusted Verona's streets.)

2 -These are the main characters in this American love story.
a - Homer and Marge
b - Porgy and Bess
c - Abner and Daisy Mae
d - John and Salome
(hint: It received a 2007 Valentine's Day performance by the Opera Company of Philadelphia.)

3- They are lovers in the exquisitely beautiful Puccini opera, La Boheme, set in 1830's Paris.
a- Mimi and Rodolpho
b- Mimi and Pinkerton
c- Mimi and Rick
d- Mimi and Maurice
(hint: Now, that's Italian!)

4 - In popular culture, the 1990 movie love story "Pretty Woman" draws on similarities with which Verdi opera?
a - Aida
b - Rigoletto
c - La Traviata
d - Julia
(hint: It's also featured in the film.)

5- One of the most beautiful and tender musical birthday gifts written by a composer for his wife.
a - Siegfried Idyll by Wagner
b - Lullaby by Brahms
c - Love's Old Sweet Song by Molloy
d - Wedding March by Mendelssohn
(hint: Her name was Cosima.)

6- In my heart are many sighs for your beauty... So begins one of the medieval love poems, set to music in a popular 1937 collection. What was the original language of the poem?
a - Latin
b - Spanish
c - Italian
d - French
(hint: Think of Cupid's mother, Venus, that goddess of Love.)


7- This greatest of German language songwriters wrote often of love but, alas, is not believed to have experienced it in his short life.
a - Mahler
b - Brahms
c - Schubert
d - Wolf
(help: composer of first track on Liebesfreud's CD)

8- A theme from his 2nd piano concerto was used in the Sinatra favorite, "Full Moon and Empty Arms".
a - Chopin
b - Liszt
c - Rachmaninoff
d - Brahms
(help: Liebesfreud has recorded his "Romance", written while he was still a teenager!)

9- Felix and Fanny, both composers, shared a devoted filial love. From which influential family did they come?
a - Amoroso
b - Annenberg
c - Mendelssohn
d - Carnegie
(help: Another "Short")

10- Scheherezade, a romantic tale told in music, is one of the most popular orchestral works of this composer.
a - Tchaikovsky
b - Rimsky-Korsakov
c - Ravel
d - Debussy
(help: A "Fridays" composer)

11- While not the best known, a "Village" version of this most famous love story by Shakespeare was written by his compatriot.
a - Britten
b - Elgar
c - Delius
d - Vaughn-Williams
(hint: They say Love is blind.)

12- Immortal Beloved was a phrase used for the mysterious love interest of this musical giant.
a - Bach
b - Beethoven
c - Brahms
d - Tchaikovsky
(help: Where were you on December 16th last year?)

The "Players"

13- This brilliant cellist, who died so young - a victim of Multiple Sclerosis - was married to pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim.
a - Jacqueline Du Pre
b - Edwina Hilary
c - Hilary Barenboim
d - Jackie Koen
(hint: This love affair was a subject of the 1999 film "Hilary and Jackie".)

14- Meaning "Love's Joy", it's one of violinist Fritz Kreisler's favorites.
a - Liebesfreud
b - Schon Rosmarin
c - Chanson d' Amour
d - Liebesleid
(help: Really, this one's a freebie!)

15- He's had a lot of love in his life - translation: he's been married 5 times. The beautiful virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was the last. Name this composer-conductor-pianist?
a - Andre Previn:
b - Leonard Bernstein
c - Bright Sheng
d - Darius Milhaud
(hint: Surprisingly few 'degrees of separation' with "Love and Death".)

16- Misha and Cipa Dichter met at the Juilliard School more than 35 years ago, married, are still married and are still performing together. What instruments to they play?
a - Violin and Piano
b - Both violin
c - Both piano
d - Flute and Harp
(hint: 1 + 1 = 176)

17-The Goldner String Quartet is comprised of two! married couples. From what country do they hail?
a - Australia
b - Belgium
c - Canada
d - Denmark
(help: Liebesfreud's GM got his start here.)

18- Even though he once played the Bach Double Concerto with Isaac Stern in Carnegie Hall, this gentleman, born on Valentines' Day, made his name, and fortune, in comedy. Who was he?
a - Johnny Carson
b - Jack Benny
c - Henny Youngman
d - Stephen Colbert
(hint: His theme song was "Love in Bloom".)


THE CONTEST RULES (read especially #4,5, 7 and 10)
1. This "Trivia" quiz is designed to be fun, entertaining and informative.
2. There will be a new quiz posted most months of 2008 and a couple prizes - an $18 gift card to Borders Books and Music and a copy of Liebesfreud's cd, 'Selected Shorts' - which is not bad at all, especially if you win them!
3. There are 18 questions divided into three sections.
4. All questions offer some type of clue: Help or Hint.
'Help' indicates the answer can be found somewhere on our website. Just click on Home, Bio, Music, News, Calendar or Photos tabs on the left margin at the top of this page - then click 'Music' tab and 'Quiz' to return to the quiz.
'Hint' may help in an obvious way or be a little challenging to figure out - feel free to "Google".
... and relax and have fun!
5. For questions 1 - 12, each correct answer is worth one point.
Questions 13 - 17 are each worth 2 points. Question 18 counts for 3 points.
6. There will usually be a total of 25 points per month.
7. This month's contest will close on the 28th with results posted on our website by March 1st. The winner will be announced at our February 29th concert (and the results posted on the website that night).
8. 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!)
9. 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.
* 10. 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.
11. One entry per person, per month only.
12. Open to all, with the exception of Liebesfreud musicians and their immediate family members (sorry, Heather and Carolyn)


Music Trivia Quiz - February, 2008

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