Aureole etc.

Golden Age singers

Nimbus on-line

Faure songs
Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano);

  Founder: Len Mullenger
Classical Editor: Rob Barnett


The MusicWeb 2003 Christmas Prize Quiz - REBORN

After the ignominy of the Christmas fiasco the competition is re-born. Previous entrants may re-apply.
The closing date is now January 31st

I regret things went very wrong over the Christmas period. The web server went down, I lost FTP contact with the site but, worst of all, I suffered a hard disc crash which resulted in a total loss of information which included all the e-mail entries to the competition. I had no choice but to abandon the competition.


Len Mullenger

Answers on an e-mail please to

Closing date:Saturday January 31st and my decisions are final (eventually after reasonable discussion)


First Prize The Shostakovich Quartets: Brodsky Quartet

Other prizes could include the Accentus recording of Choral music including Barber's adagio for choir,
Poulenc songs from the poets Apollinaire, Eluard and Lorca, Mozart Serenades and La Reverdie with
songs and instrumentals from 13th century England and France.

In the event of a tie for first place lots will be drawn. If there is a single winner the remaining discs above
will be awarded to the runners-up.

Please copy and paste the questions into the body of your e-mail and then enter the answers after each question.


1. Who was the first black singer to appear at La Scala?

2. Which British composer wrote A Prophet in the Land?

3. Which famous English soprano taught Julie Andrews?

4. Who wrote the symphonic poem Pan and the Priest?

5. Which British composer wrote an opera Dick Whittington?

6. Which British composer was responsible for the revival of the music of William Boyce?

7. Which American composer wrote a trilogy of ant-Vietnam war symphonies?

8. Which Hungarian composer/pianist died while playing the piano in a public concert?

9. Which instrument was associated with Harry Danks of the BBC Symphony Orchestra?

10. Who wrote the Manzoni Requiem?

11. Name the Polish composer whose works include the opera Jutro after Joseph Conrad, Erotica, Variations without a theme, Songs of Trouveres, three symphonies, piano concerto etc.

12. Which Russian composer wrote a biography of Mozart?

13. Which two conductors died whilst conducting a performance of Tristan and Isolde?

14. With what instrument do you associate Roger Lord?

15. Name the composer whose sister was Schoenberg’s first wife.

16. Which composer of Swiss parentage who was fascinated by Spanish music wrote a chamber piece in which the guitar is played by a bow? One of his song cycles is Homage to Pedrell.

17. Which British composer’s Introduction and Allegro is dedicated to Stokowski?

18. What have Sokolov, Rodzinski and Leinsdorf in common?

19. In music, who is Jane Stirling?

20. Which German composer has written probably the longest Violin Concerto at 56 minutes in duration?

21. Which English composer has written probably the longest cello concerto.

22 Name at least two British composers who each composed an Ode to the West Wind.


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