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Mendlessohn - The overture is also known as Who wrote "The Hebrides Overture"?

Dublin - First performed in 1742, in what is now the Temple Bar area of Dublin, Handel's Messiah was first performed where?

violin - Vivaldi also wrote accompanying sonnets, one for each season.Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" are concertos for ?

20 - Bach himself was the last child of 8, born in 1685 and died in 1750Bach had how many children?

La Wally - In which opera does the heroine perish in an avalanche?

Riccardo Muti - Muti also served as musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from 1980 to 1992What conductor recently parted company from La Scala opera house in Milan, after a series of high-profile disagreements?

trombone - The name is derived from Middle French, The SACKBUT is an ancestor of the modern?

Mussorgsky - This music was used as accompaniment to the Witches' Sabbath sequence in Disney's The symphonic tone poem "Night on Bald Mountain" was written by?

Emerson Lake and Palmer - The set of piano pieces was also orchestrated by Ravel.Which 1970's rock group released an album based on a rearrangement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Resurrection - The Titan is Mahler's First Symphony; the Eroica is Beethoven's Third SymphonyMahler's Second Symphony is often referred to as the?

Alagna - In 2000, (indicted lobbyist) Abramoff diverted $185K of Indian tribe contributions to organize a Three Tenors concert.Which is not one of the "three tenors" - Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, or Roberto Alagna?

Prokofiev - Prokofiev died on March 5th 1953, an hour before the dictator who had tyrannized the last 17 years of his life.Which of these composers died on the same day as Stalin? Prokofiev, Shostakovitch or Khatchatchurian?

Pastoral - Beethoven wrote the Pathetique sonata (for piano). The Pathetique symphony was written by TschaikovskyBeethoven's Sixth Symphony is also known by this name.

Philip Glass - cousin of Ira Glass, for any NPR fans. The composer of the opera "Akhnaten" was?

Tannhauser - The Paris premiere, in 1861, goes down in musical history as a debacle.Verdi's commented at the Paris premiere that, by the end of the overture, he knew it was "written by a madman". Name the overture.

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