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Fine Arts

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PLAY AND AUTHOR: The Child drowns in a fountain; the Stepdaughter runs away at the end; Italian author SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR by Luigi PIRANDELLO
OPERA AND COMPOSER: protagonist sings threatening aria "Non piu andrai" and succeeds in marrying servant Susanna, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna in this Mozart opera MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by MOZART
SYMPHONY AND COMPOSER: D minor funeral march in 2/4 time ends first movement; at its premiere Caroline Unger turned the deaf composer to see the audience applaud; Schiller's "Ode to Joy" sung in finale SYMPHONY NO. 9 (in D minor) by BEETHOVE
PLAY: Ends with sound of axes chopping down a wooded section of the former Ranevskaya estate, written by Anton Chekhov The CHERRY ORCHARD
COMPOSER: twelve London symphonies include 'Miracle' and 'Military' Joseph HAYDN ("HI-din")
PLAY AND WRITER: a funeral is held for Simon Stimson; morning scenes feature visits from milkman Howie Newsome, "goodbye to clocks ticking" appears in a monologue by Emily Webb who is dead, set in Grover's Corners OUR TOWN by Thornton WILDER
COMPOSER: "The Open Prairie" begins and ends his opera Billy the Kid; a "Hoe-Down" concludes his "Rodeo" (Roh-DAY-oh); composed ballet inspired by an eastern US mountain range Aaron COPLAND (last clue references Appalachian Spring)
BALLET: final portion titled "Sacrificial Dance" and depicts a "Chosen One" who dances herself to death, Vaslav Nijinsky's strange choreography led to riots at its 1913 premiere, Igor Stravinsky work set during title season The RITE OF SPRING
PLAY: Globe Theatre caught fire in 1613 during production of this Shakespeare history about a Tudor king HENRY VIII (the eighth)
COMPOSER: wrote 1925 Concerto in F for piano and orchestra; wrote tone poem 'An American in Paris' along with 'Rhapsody in Blue' George GERSHWIN
PLAY AND AUTHOR: phone conversations sell subscriptions to The Homemaker's Companion; character gets nickname "Blue Roses" from a bout of pleurosis; Jim accidentally breaks a unicorn's horn while visiting as a gentleman caller for Laura; Wingfield family The GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee WILLIAMS
PLAY AND AUTHOR: in last speech a husband vows to safeguard "Nerissa's ring", heroine compares "gentle rain from heaven" to "mercy" while judging a debtor seeking a "pound of flesh", Portia humbles the Jewish moneylender Shylock The MERCHANT OF VENICE by SHAKESPEARE
COMPOSER(S): Yum-Yum marries Nanki-Poo in their operetta, The Mikado, set in Japan; also wrote The Pirates of Penzance GILBERT and SULLIVAN
COMPOSER SURNAME: one composer with this surname wrote oratorio The Israelites in The Desert", a composer with this surname wrote a harpsichord work featuring an aria and 30 variations (Goldberg Variations) BACH
COMPOSER: depicted his persona Florestan in a movement of his piano suite Carnaval, his "Scenes from Childhood" inspired by his wife Clara, German Romantic composer of the "Spring" Symphony; vacation with wife inspired his Rhenish Symphony Robert SCHUMANN
PLAY AND AUTHOR: 1590 play centers on Barabas who is the title "Jew" of a Mediterranean island The JEW OF MALTA by Christopher MARLOWE
PLAY AND AUTHOR: at the start the maid Helen is told to hide a Christmas tree, the play's protagonist dances tarantella to prevent her husband, Torvald, from reading a letter from Krogstand, Nora Helmer departs with the slam of a door A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik IBSEN
COMPOSER: 1968 Jean-Francois Paillard recording popularized his best known piece which was originally paired with a gigue, the bass repeats D, A, B, F-sharp, G, D, G, A in his best known work, Baroque, wrote imitative Canon in D Johann PACHELBEL
PLAY: Women refuse to sleep with their husbands until a war ends in this Aristophanes comedy, title characters name means "Army Disbander" LYSISTRATA
COMPOSER: Cello Concerto in B minor was inspired by similar Victor Herbert piece; his Symphony No. 9 features a second movement English horn solo later arranged as "Goin' Home"; his New World Symphony influenced by American spirituals Antonin DVORAK (d'VOR-zhahk)
COMPOSITION AND COMPOSER: piece's opening instruction to play "without dampers" is usually ignored; its "Adagio sostenuto" first movement and "Presto agitato" last movement are in C-sharp minor; piano sonata evokes a night-time scene on a lake MOONLIGHT SONATA by BEETHOVEN
PLAYWRIGHT: published extracts from Simone de Beauvoir's feminist book The Second Sex; in one play, three damned souls realize "hell is other people"; French author who wrote No Exit Jean-Paul SARTRE
OPERA AND COMPOSER: Count Almaviva courts Rosina, the ward of Dr Bartolo; the count's former servant rejoices in his new profession in "Largo al factotum" BARBER OF SEVILLE by ROSSINI
COMPOSER: paintings by Viktor Hartmann inspired his piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition; member of Russia's "Mighty Handful" Modest MUSSORGSKY
COMPOSER: one of his operas ends with a man holding his dead daughter Gilda in his arms and crying out "the curse!"; in another, Amneris weeps as Radames is buried alive with an Ethiopian princess; Italian Guiseppe VERDI (the operas are Rigoletto and Aida, respectively)
COMPOSER: included "March of the Trolls" and "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" in his Lyric Pieces; wrote movements such as "Solveig's Song" and "Morning Mood" in his music for a Henrik Ibsen play; Norwegian composer of Peer Gynt suites Edvard GRIEG
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: a character in this play recites the Ten Commandments when asked to defend his poor church attendance but forgets the one banning adultery; Ezekiel Cheever finds a needle in a doll; Tituba is accused of witchcraft The CRUCIBLE by Arthur MILLER
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: the mysterious title character never keeps an appointment with Vladimir and Estragon in this absurdist play WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel BECKETT
PLAYWRIGHT: Greek dramatist who wrote about a horrific discovery in Oedipus Rex and described the daughter of Oedipus in Antigone SOPHOCLES
OPERA AND COMPOSER: quartet of operas titled for a cursed object forged at the opening of its first installment, Das Rheingold The RING CYCLE or The RING OF THE NIBELUNG by Richard WAGNER
COMPOSER: his Kaddish Symphony commemorated JFK's assassination; he scored the film On the Waterfront; "Glitter and Be Gay" is a song from his opera Candide; hosted Young People's Concerts as director of New York Philharmonic; composed West Side Story Leonard BERNSTEIN
MUSICAL: the beguiling con man Harold Hill targets River City, Iowa in this 1957 musical created by Meredith Wilson The MUSIC MAN
COMPOSER: like Jules Massenet, this Italian wrote an opera based on the novel Manon Lescaut; Loretta sings "O mio babbino caro" while discussing a will in his opera Gianni Schicchi; Rodolfo and Mimi are destitute Parisian artists in his opera La Boheme Giacomo PUCCINI
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: at the end, Steve and Mitch play poker as the protagonist is taken to a mental hospital; its protagonist says she has "always depended on the kindness of strangers"; Blanche is attacked by Stanley, who is married to Stella A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee WILLIAMS
COMPOSER: his The Musical Offering comprises ricercars, canons, and a trio sonata all based on a theme presented by Frederick the Great J.S. BACH
OPERA AND COMPOSER: Serena sings "Shame on all you sinners!" at picnickers who enjoy the humorous blaspheming of a drug dealer; a hurricane kills Clara, who sings the lullaby "Summertime"; setting is the slums of Catfish Row PORGY AND BESS by George GERSHWIN
COMPOSER: wrote a piece in which contrasting themes by the French horn and D clarinet depict the folk hero Till Eulenspiegel; wrote tone poem whose opening fanfare "Sunrise" was featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey; wrote Thus Spake Zarathustra Richard STRAUSS (need at least first initial R, or it will be a prompt)
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: Joseph lectures a woman for straightening or "mutilating" her hair; Willy, Bobo, and Walter plan to open a liquor store; Walter's family seeks to move to a white neighborhood A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine HANSBERRY
COMPOSER: his Symphony No. 4 ends with a passacaglia based on a J.S. Bach piece and his Symphony No. 2 quotes his Tragic Overture; his Symphony No. 1 took twenty years to write and was dubbed "Beethoven's Tenth"; namesake lullaby Johannes BRAHMS
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: title character attends a supernatural celebration of Walpurgis Night where he has a vision of Gretchen trudging towards hell; God looks favorably on this scholar who faces temptation from the devilish Mephistopheles FAUST by GOETHE (GUR-tuh) (not Dr Faustus, by Marlowe...listen for Gretchen, Walpurgis)
COMPOSER: an opera by him ends with second title character bemoaning her dead lover's shining eyes in "Liebestod"; prelude to one of his operas uses a highly dissonant chord as a leitmotif for a Knight of the Round Table; composer of Tristan und Isolde Richard WAGNER
COMPOSER: one of his piano pieces was nicknamed for having nearly all its notes either sharp or flat; November Uprising Led this composer of "Black Key" Etude to write a "Revolutionary" Etude; Polish composer, "Minute" Waltz Frederic CHOPIN
COMPOSITION: original score called for a nonexistent "sopranino saxophone in F" and was commissioned by Ida Rubinstein; flute introduces a melody that is repeated over an ostinato snare drum rhythm; repetitive composition by Ravel BOLERO by Maurice RAVEL
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: "induction" that frames this play involves the deception of the drunkard Christopher Sly; rivals Gremio and Hortensio team up after learning Bianca cannot we before her sister; Petruchio subdues Katharina The TAMING OF THE SHREW by SHAKESPEARE
COMPOSER: used fugues to end three of his Sun quartets; repeated pauses punctuate the coda of his string quartet The Joke; German national anthem is taken from his Emperor Quartet; "Father of the String Quartet" Joseph HAYDN (HI-din)
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: Wendy Darling asks the title character "boy, why are you crying?" in this 1904 play; the title character can fly because he is "innocent and heartless" PETER PAN by J.M. BARRIE (or PETER PAN; OR, THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T GROW UP...full title)
COMPOSITION: Charles Ives depicted the sounds of nature heard at the title location "in the dark"; named for a famous manhattan park CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK by Charles IVES
COMPOSER: his B-flat minor Piano Sonata No. 2 contains a popular funeral march; composed a "Heroic" Polonaise; sight of dog chasing its own tail inspired him to write a piece whose title refers to size and not duration; Polish composer of "Minute" Waltz Frederic CHOPIN
OPERETTA: a "very model of a modern Major-General" claims expertise on "information vegetable, animal, and mineral" in this Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The PIRATES OF PENZANCE by GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: the Mumford and Sons album Sigh No More takes its title from this play about a "merry war" between Beatrice and Benedick MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by SHAKESPEARE
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: in a climactic scene, the protagonist defends his actions by screaming "because it is my name"; Samuel Parris accuses a slave of harming his daughter during a ritual in the woods; based on Salem Witch Trials The CRUCIBLE by Arthur MILLER (slave's name is Tituba)
PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT: Big Daddy's family tries to keep him from learning that he is dying of cancer CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee WILLIAMS
COMPOSER: depicted a disguised viceroy in Peru in his opera El Capitan; invented a lightweight, coiled variety of the tuba and wrote piece "The Washington Post" while leading the U.S. Marine Band; "March King" who wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever" John Philip SOUSA
OPERA AND COMPOSER: tenor in this opera compares the title character to a portrait of Mary Magdalene in the aria "Recondita armonia"; title character bemoans Cavaradossi's fate in the aria "Vissi d'arte"; title singer kills police chief Baron Scarpia TOSCA by PUCCINI
INSTRUMENT: not a trumpet, but a jazz composer who primarily played this had the signature tune "Sing, Sing, Sing"; a long trill and glissando for this instrument opens Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Benny Goodman played this single-reed woodwind CLARINET
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