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Quiz Bowl Composers

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Germany Known for contrapuntal technique, organist Bradenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier Johann Sebastian Bach
Germany Close to Clara Schumann--10th symphony like Beethoven Wrote 4 symphonies, Lullaby (Weigenlied), Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms
Russia Supported by wealthy widow, The 1812 Overture, Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin, Pathetique (6) Peter Tchaikovsky
Germany Music teacher of Marie-Antoinette, wrote the opera Orpheus and Eurydice Cristoph Gluck
Germany Nazi leader, but conflicted too much Wrote Also scrach Zarathustra, Salome, Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss
USA African-American ragtime composer Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer, Treemonisha Scott Joplin
Italy Cleric who worked for girls' orphanage, nicknamed "The Red Priest" Four Seasons (from the Contest Between Harmony and Invention) and Orlando Furioso Antonio Vivaldi
Born German, but French most of his life The Tales of Hoffman, Orpheus in the Underworld--containing The Can-Can--, Robinson Crusoe Jacques Offenbach
Russia The Rake's Progress, the Firebird, the Rite of Spring, Petruschka, Dumbarton Oaks Igor Stravinsky
France The Fair Maid of Perth and The Pearl Fishers. His best known opera is Carmen, which is based on a play by Merimee. He also wrote the minor opera L'Arlesienne. Georges Bizet
Poland Friends with George Sand, wrote mazurkas, preludes, etudes, and polonaises Wrote Raindrop Prelude, Revolutionary Etude Frederic Chopin
France Bolero, Lavalse Wrote a piano concerto for left hand only Maurice Ravel
Italy Prolific--Turandot, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme Giacomo Puccini
Norway Peer Gynt (Morning Mood, In the Hall of the Mountain King), Holberg Suite, Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg
Austria Wrote more than 600 art songs, called lieder, famous for Symphony #8, The Unfinished, along with Symphonies 7/9 and 10, The Great and The Last Franz Schubert
Austria The Younger, "Waltz King" known for Blue Danube Waltz and operetta, Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss
Germany Student of Haydn, went deaf, wrote Fur Elise, Ode to Joy-Chorale, Fidelio, Emperor Concerto, 9 Symphonies Ludwig Van Beethoven
Italy Romantic operatic composer--Rigoletto, La Traviata, Aida, Falsaff, Il Trovatore, "La Donna E Mobile" from R- Giuseppe Verdi
France Musical equivalent of "Impressionism," though often tied to "Symbolism" because of his Symbolist poet friends Claude Debussy
Germany Married the daughter of Franz Liszt The Flying Dutchman, Tannhauser, Lohengrin (Wedding March), Siegfrid, Parcifal, the Ring Cycle Richard Wagner
USA Known as the "March King," bandmaster for the Marine Corps Band Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis, Washington Post March, operetta El Capitan John Phillip Sousa
Germany Baroque composer who wrote Canon in D Johann Pachelbel
Italy Cinderella, The Barber of Seville, and the William Tell Overture Gioachino Rossini
Austria Famous symphonies: Paris, Prague, Jupiter--31, 38, and 41 Famous operas: Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute Wolfgang Mozart
Hungary Student of Salieri, wildly popular in 1840s Hungarian Rhpasodies, Les Preludes, Totentanz, Mephisto Franz Liszt
Bohemia/Czechoslovakia Best known for From the New World, also wrote Slavonic Dances, Moravian Duets, Stabat Mater, and the opera Rusalka Antonin Dvorak
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