Here we go, a new piano cornucopia is ready for you, piano friends. The quiz is divided in 3 parts, as follows.
A. Name the piece.
15 short clips extracted from well-known works of major composers. It's mainstream repertoire, so you cannot go wrong! In a few cases, I took the liberty to point to not thematic passages inside a piece, adding a bit of pepper to the discovery process.
You'll score 1 point for each correct guess.
You'll lose 2 points for each wrong guess... kidding!
B. Match the composer.
15 longer clips from not much played or just unattended works by famous and less famous composers. Since all should have a chance to play (and win), I'll provide a list of composers from which you can pick the right name up for the right clip. Some funny distractors will desperately try to divert your attention from the correct answers. Don't be deceived!
You'll get 1 point for each correct match (you don't need to name the work - just the composer).
Here's the composers' list (in alphabetical order):
Chabrier, Clementi, d'Indy, Debussy, Dussek, Gershwin, Glazunov, Godowsky, Gottschalk, Grieg, Hindemith, Hummel, Lyapunov, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Moscheles, Moszkowski, Nielsen, Poulenc, Reger, Rejcha, Rossini, Rzewski, Satie, Scarlatti D., Sibelius, Smetana, Strauss R., Sweelinck, Szymanowski.
C. The ultimate quiz!
I love this one. Only for true geeks.
A conductor's rehearsing a piano concerto. He invites the horns to repeat a short difficult passage. The rehearsal was recorded in the 60's and both the conductor and the piano concerto are unmistakably icons for music lovers.
1. Find out which piano concerto is that (1 point);
2. Identify the conductor (1 point);
3. Detect the inconsistency of that passage (3 points).
Hint #1: that horns passage originates motivically from a main theme.
Hint #2: the name of the conductor could shed light on the kind of inconsistency.
So, have fun, a happy weekend everyone, and may the best win!
Last edited by Anonymous on Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.