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1

Where was Beethoven born?

German city of Bonn.

2

Where do Beethoven spend most of his life?

In Vienna.

3

Who encouraged Beethoven to play music?

His father.

4

When did Beethoven start losing his hearing?

Late twenties.

5

What was one of Beethoven's weird habits?

He would wash himself many time a day but purposely wear dirty clothes.

6

How did Henry Purcell become an composer?

When Mathew Locke died (the composer for Court Violins) Henry had to take over his spot.

7

Where was Henry a composer?

London

8

What was Henry's first play he wrote music for?

Theodosius was the first play.

9

During his life how many songs did Henry produce?

Over one hundred songs.

10

What did Henry write in 1969?

His only true opera "Dido and Aeneas"

11

What semi-opera was Henry not able to finish?

The Indian Queen

12

Where was George Frederic born?

Halle, Germany

13

Instead of music what did George end up studying?

Law

14

How did Gorge become good at organ?

The duke gave him lessons.

15

Where did George move when he was 18?

Hamburg

16

What were the 4 instruments George could play?

Organ, harpsichord, violin, and the oboe

17

What is the difference between secular and sacred music?

Sacred music is religious and secular music is non-religious.

18

What does renaissance mean?

Rebirth