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Nicknamed the Red Priest

Vivaldi

2

This composer spent the last weeks of his life sick in bed, reading the novels of James Fennimore Coope

Schubert

3

nicknamed Papa

Haydn

4

Handel's Water Music. It's called that because:

it was first performed on a barge on the River Thames

5

Frederic Chopin is unusual because he composed almost exclusively for one instrument. What instrument?

Piano

6

did NOT compose music based on the theme of the four seasons

Brahms

7

Who was the first composer to have one of his works performed in space?

Shostakovich

8

most prolific of all composers

Telemann

9

Who wrote the Farewell Symphony? At the end of which the musicians gradually stop playing and leave the stage...

Haydn

10

To whom did Beethoven originally plan to dedicate his Third Symphony (the "Eroica")?

Napoleon

11

Father of Nocturnes

Chopin

12

Eine Klien Nacht..

Mozart

13

Fur Elise

Beethoven

14

Song without Words

Mendhelson

15

Concerto 2 in 7 year itch

Rachmaninov

16

Appalacian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man

Copeland

17

wrote 46 pieces in jail after quitting playing for the duke

Bach

18

Held his chin so his head wouldn't fall off

Tchaikovsky

19

Left Midsummer score in cab and rewrote it from memory

Mendelsshon

20

Sackbut

Early trombone

21

Toilet flush note

Eb

22

Composed 4'33" with that much silence

Cage

23

Cuak!

Bad note from a reed instrument

24

Killed by gangrene from baton

John Babtiste lilly

25

Composed only 4 symphonies

Brahms

26

Beethoven said of him, "He is the greatest composer who ever lived"

Handel

27

Father of Western Music

Bach

28

Requiem

Mozart

29

Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro

Mozart

30

Magic Flute

Mozart

31

Symphonies 40 and 41

Mozart

32

Fur Elise

Beethoven

33

Ode to Joy

Beethoven

34

Moonlight Sonata

Beethoven

35

Symphony no 5

Beethoven

36

Deaf

Beethoven

37

Brandenburg Concertos

Bach

38

Well-Tempered Clavier

Bach

39

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Bach

40

Hallelujah Chorus

Handel

41

Messiah

Handel

42

Canon in D

Pachelbel

43

The Four Seasons,

Vivaldi

44

Surprise Symphony

Haydn

45

Father of the String Quartet

Haydn

46

Father of the Symphony

Haydn