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Flashcards in Music Trivia Deck (61):
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Fantasia Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

2

NY Philharmonic Conductor

Leonard Bernstein

(West Side Story, On the Waterfront, Peter Pan)

3

NBC Symphony Conductor

Arturo Toscanini

(also Philharmonic and Met Opera conductor)

4

Franz Liszt's Son-in-Law

Richard Wagner

5

Composer and Film Antagonist to Mozart

Antonio Salieri

6

He Loved Author George Sand

Frederic Chopin

7

12 Tone Music Innovator

Arnold Schoenberg

8

Composer Buried at Westminster Abby

George Friedrich Handel

9

Verdi's Egyptian Slave Girl

Aida

10

Verdi's Court Jester

Rigoletto

11

Bizet's Gypsy Girl

Carmen

12

Wagners Mortal Son of Odin

Siegfried

13

Siegfried's Valkyrie Lover

Brunhilde

14

Turendot Aria

Nessum Dorma

15

Beethoven's Only Opera

Fidelio

16

Dvorak Symphony the Premiered in NYC

The New World Symphony

17

Stravinsky Ballet that Caused a Riot at it's Premier

Rite of Spring

18

John Adams' Modern Political Opera

Nixon in China

19

Opera Text

Libretto

20

Album taht was on the charts 812 Weeks

Dark Side of the moon (Pink Floyd)

21

Album That Has Sold 110 Million Copies

Thriller (Michael Jackson)

22

Top Selling Single of All Time

White Christmas -- Bing Crosby

23

Group with 20 #1 Hit

The Beatles

24

Single #1 on charts longest

16 Weeks
One Sweet Day -- Maria Carey and Boyz 2 Men

25

Elvis' First #1 Single

Heartbreak Hotel (he has most #1s)

26

Female with Most #1s

Mariah Carey

27

The Three Tenors

Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti

28

Rockers Killed in 1959 Plane Crash

Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Richie Valens

29

Dead at 27 Musicians

Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Amy Winehouse

30

Motwon Founder

Berry Gordy

31

Jamaican Reggae Singer

Bob Marley

32

Grateful Dead Guitarist

Jerry Garcia

33

The King of Swing

Benny Goodman

34

First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald

35

Lady Day

Billie Holiday

36

Empress of Soul

Gladys Knight

37

Dust Bowl Balladeer

Woodie Guthrie

38

The man in Black

Johnny Cash

39

Chairman of hte Board

Frank Sinatra

40

Godfather of Soul

James Brown

41

First Rap Group on American Bandstand

Run DMC

42

First White Performer on Soul Train

Elton John

43

Icelandic Pop Star

Bjork

44

Swedish Pop Group

Abba

45

Seattle Grung Rock Band

Nirvana

46

Triangular Russian Instrument

Balalaika

47

Licorice Stick

Clarinet

48

Side-Blown Flute

Fife

49

Bells Instrument

Glockenspiel

50

Hexagonal Accordian-Like Instrument

Concertina

51

African Xylophone

Marimba

52

Bellows Instrument

Bag Pipes

53

Bull Fiddle

Double Bass

54

Dried Gourd Instrument

Maracas

55

Plucked Keyboard Instrument

Harpsichord

56

Number of Keys on Piano

88

57

BB King's Guitar

Lucille

58

New Trend Music

Bossa Nova

59

Sailor's Song

Chanty

60

Swiss Jazz Festival City

Montreux

61

Berkshire Music Festival City

Tanglewood, MA