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From the Naxos Blog: First impressions. A quick quiz.

August 7, 2020

Here are the openings of 20 well-known works, or of movements within those works. Can you name the composer and the title of the work? Scroll down the page to check your answers.

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Answers

1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’, Movt. I

2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Movt. I

3. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, opening

4. Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Movt. I

5. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Movt. I

6. Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Movt. I

7. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, Movt. I

8. Kodály: Háry János Suite, Movt. I The Fairy Tale Begins

9. Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

10. Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Movt. 1

11. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

12. Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act I: Prelude

13. Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre

14. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, Movt. II

15. Johann Strauss II: Pizzicato Polka

16. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

17. Penderecki: Threnody ‘To the Victims of Hiroshima’

18. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1, Movt I

19. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Finale

20. Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel





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