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1

Despite having gained popularity and being renowned outside the Conservatoire, who failed to win Prix de Rome after several attempts?

Ravel

2

Who's artistic circle was based in Paris, and included Hector Berlioz, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Friedrich Chopin, and Nicolo Paganini?

Liszt

3

Who is Lina Llubera?

- Prokofiev's first wife
- frequently travelled to Moscow, settled there with her
- had 2 sons

4

Who was awarded the Rubinstein Prize upon graduation?

Prokofiev

5

Who published "Technique de mon language musical" (Technique of My Musical Language) in 1944, that outlined his compositional approach, especially with regard to rhythmic and pitch modes?

Messiaen

6

Who died of a stroke in 1901, and left a significant sum of money to Casa di Riposo per Musicisti, a retirement home for musicians in Milan?

Verdi

7

Who's poetry was a favourite source for Lieder for Schumann?

Heinrich Heine

8

Who worked as a conductor at a cabaret theatre in Berlin?

Schoenberg

9

Who studied Law and Aesthetics with Hegel and U of Berlin?

Mendelssohn

10

Who is associated with birdsong and ornithology?

Messiaen

11

Who moved to Munich at the request of a fan, teenaged monarch King Ludwig II of Bavaria?

Wagner

12

Who accepted a seat and served in the Italian parliament for 4 years?

Verdi

13

Who began composing and playing piano at the age of 7?

Messiaen

14

Who had lessons with Reinhold Giliere (famous Russian pianist)?

Prokofiev

15

Who is Antonio Berezzi?

- Verdi moved to Busetto to live in his home
- wealthy merchant, enthusiastic amateur musician
- patronage helped finance Verdi's musical education in Milan

16

Who wrote 4 serious songs in anticipation of Clara Schumann's death?

Brahms

17

Who's family moved to Vienna so that he could study piano with Czerny and composition with Salieri?

Liszt

18

Who entered the Paris Conservatoire?

Ravel

19

Who toured England, Ireland, Switzerland, and other French cities while still a teenager?

Liszt

20

Who was injured in a taxi accident, with brain damage showing up years later?

Ravel

21

What years did Mendelssohn live?

1809-1847

22

Who's final years was marked with failing health and reclusive behaviour?

Ravel

23

After his opera marked his return and launched international fame, who had a vigorous creative period where he produced on average an opera every 9 months?

Verdi

24

Who was a course master for a cheater in Wurzburg?

Wagner

25

Who didn't get directorship of Hamburg Philharmonic, and as a result, moved to Vienna?

Brahms

26

Who moved to Dresden with his family, then to Dusseldorf due to political unrest?

Schumann

27

Who took lessons with Friedrich Wieck in Leipzig?

Schumann

28

What was Brahm's relationship with the Schumanns?

- Robert's last article launched Brahm's career
- lived with the Schumanns
- developed romantic feelings for Clara

29

Who is Claire Delbos?

- Messiaen's first wife
- composer and violinist
- declared first song cycles to her

30

Who sought out Heinrich Heine in Munich at the age of 18?

Schumann