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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: R2ok Quiz No 5 - Classical Reply with quote

As Your Hundred Best Tunes draws to a close soon I thought it fitting that we tackle a classical quiz.

It's soundclips again, good luck Exclamation

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/r2okquiz5.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gosh, I detect a reluctance to enter the classical quiz Confused

Is it too difficult?

Let me try it a different way then. I'll post one sound clip at a time and open up the quiz to everyone/anyone to answer on this thread.

This way loads of you can listen to each clip and if you don't know the music, but you like it, or you know you've heard it before, then someone will come up with the answer.

Name composer and the music:

Clip 1


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry John I do love classical music but I don't know what a lot of it is called Embarassed

I think that this one is Mozart, is it symphony number 5?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy, clip 1 IS Mozart. Not his 5th though.


Note: thank you to Cherskiy who entered the quiz, correctly identifying clips 2 and 10


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the 40th?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent toggy.

It's the first few seconds. Written in 1788. We do not know if it was ever performed during Mozart's lifetime though he did revise it, presumably for a performance but we don't know.

On to the second clip (which Cherskiy did idenify in his entry)

Name composer and the music:

Clip 2


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Note: thank you to Cherskiy who entered the quiz, correctly identifying clips 2 and 10
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Considering they were the only two I thought I knew the names of, I did pretty damned well! Very Happy (I had heard all of the others bar one before but didn't have a clue to their identities!)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

An idea for a future one - film scores, given Barry Norman's recent R2 documentary....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, will do a film scores quiz.


So, you gonna tell the people the answer to Clip 2?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright - "In the Hall of the Mountain King", part of Grieg's "Peer Gynt" (the play itself being written by Ibsen).

As I mentioned to John, this was used as the background music to the old ZX Spectrum computer game "Manic Miner" in the mid 1980s.... which probably explains why I knew what it was. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct! Norwegian composer Grieg wrote music for Peer Gynt in 1876.

On to the third clip

Name composer and the music:

Clip 3
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excuse me sir - could I just chip in with the advert they was used for? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes please Natasha, all part of our group's musical knowledge Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recognise clip number 3 at all but it sounds nice.

I have heard clip number 2 before and I thought it sounded like something from fantasia, was it ever used in this film does anyone know?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
I don't recognise clip number 3 at all but it sounds nice.


The whole symphony is sublime.


Toggy tea slurper wrote:
I have heard clip number 2 before and I thought it sounded like something from fantasia, was it ever used in this film does anyone know?


Toggy,

You are thinking of Dukas' piece the Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'Apprenti sorcier) about the apprentice to learns how to cast a spell but not how to stop it, brilliant sequence in Fantasia starring Mickey Mouse



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figaro is in there somehwere Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>Figaro is in there somewhere

Not in clip 3 Smile

OK it was hard that one. There are more familiar bits I could have chosen from Beehthoven's Symphony No 6 (belive me, everyone does nknow at least a bit of it)


OK then lets move on to:


Clip 4




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the baby Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
Figaro is in there somehwere Very Happy


Laughing well Natasha that doesn't answer either question but that will do. Smile

Figaro is the character (barber) singing the comic aria 'Largo Al Factotum' from the Barber of Seville by Rossini.

OK then lets move on to:


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Clip 5 is from the planets I think, it's not Mars or Jupiter, possibly it is Venus bringer of peace.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spot on Toggy, Richard Baker would be proud to see you on this thread tonight!

OK then lets move on to:


Clip 6




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like one of Eric and Ernie's finest moments, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor.

Also an early example of recycling, since they had used the sketch in their act several years before inviting Andre Prevue along to their television show.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct RockitRon, another favoutite of mine from Grieg

I've just cried with laughter:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYUJIW4sw

Laughing


OK then lets move on to:


Clip 7




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John W wrote:
Correct RockitRon, another favoutite of mine from Grieg

I've just cried with laughter:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYUJIW4sw

Laughing

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"I am playing all of the right notes: just not in the right order...." - priceless....

Natasha, what's this advert, anyway?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is one of the answers "Erik Satie" Trois Gymnopedes? I always say this to classical music as I think it makes me seem intelligent.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, iknew.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
John W wrote:
Correct RockitRon, another favoutite of mine from Grieg

I've just cried with laughter:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYUJIW4sw

Laughing

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"I am playing all of the right notes: just not in the right order...." - priceless....

Natasha, what's this advert, anyway?


I dunno, I'll hum it and google Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK then lets move on to:


Clip 7
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Alla Marcia from the Karelia Suite by Sibelius.

I've actually done the whole quiz now (a swot? Moi?) but shan't spoil the rest if you want to keep doing clip by clip.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct on Clip 7, Ian.

And yes 100% on your full entry to the Classical Quiz received today

and also your entry to the 1960s Quiz

I've enjoyed the postings here on the classical clips, it's clear many people here like classical music but aren't listening to it everyday (like I am now, Rubinstein playing Beethoven) so for the forum lets move on to:


Clip 8



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's clear many people here like classical music
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So why are we allowed to hear so little on R2?

Meanwhile, thanks for the feedback, John. I'll wait for a while before revealing clip 8!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian correctly identified clip 7 as an excerpt from the Alla Marcia from Sibelius' 'Karelia Suite' and I omitted to add my customary note on the music.

The 'Karelia Suite' is part of the incidental music that Finnish composer Sibelius wrote for a historical pageant (there is also a Karelia Overture). Karelia is a province of Finland where the people claim to be the liveliest in the country, and this tradition is reflected in Sibelius' music which features a large orchestra, that includes cymbals and even a tambourine, creating lovely melodies and powerful rhythms.

The first part of the Karelia Suite, the Intermezzo, is probably the more famous having been the theme music to the popular politics TV programme 'This Week'.


anyway lets move on to:

Clip 8


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My time at Coventry in the 70s, alluded to elsewhere, included a long period presenting a weekly popular classical music programme on Coventry Hospitals Broadcasting Service (CHBS).

Alla Marcia from the Karelia Suite was my sig tune for most of its run. Later I changed it to Percy Grainger's Mock Morris.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The avatar is now a CLUE to the quiz clip Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new avatar is now another CLUE to the quiz clip Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not Beethoven by any chance is it? Laughing Seriously I do recoginse the tune but I've no idea what it's called.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
It's not Beethoven by any chance is it? Laughing Seriously I do recoginse the tune but I've no idea what it's called.


It says so on the cover (avatar).

'tis Beethoven Smile

Klaviersonate - how good is your German?

The popular name is under that
Opus number under that......
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Klaviersonate translates to 'Piano Sonata', so I'm guessing the 'Moonlight Sonata', which is the only Beethoven piano sonata I've ever heard of.
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My German is rubbish so I'll take your word for it Laughing It's not moonlight sonata though.
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I'm going to call it a day on this quiz. Can't you just make out it says Pathetique on the sheet music/score Rolling Eyes

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