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Offline Irons

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Quiz.
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:54:09 PM »
After thumbs up from aligreto and vandermolen I thought it may be fun to have a quiz. The only rules are that the "prize" for correctly answering a teaser is that the winner in turn sets one, and every incorrect guess earns a clue. Fair game to use guesswork, google, books or whatever.

To set the ball rolling: Which British composer is this?



And behind the slime and the croaking there was , sure enough, like an old master beneath a layer of dirt, the noble outline of that divine music. - Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf.

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 01:01:44 PM »
George Lloyd.

My question.
What not very famous composer worked at the Pieta before, and then with, Vivaldi?

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 03:26:59 PM »
George Lloyd.

My question.
What not very famous composer worked at the Pieta before, and then with, Vivaldi?

Well done recognizing that composer JBS; I certainly wouldn't have known it was him!  And good photo Irons!  And thank you so much for starting up this thread.  :-)

And regarding your poser...hmmm...not very famous?  No idea alas!

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 04:15:17 PM »
I took Irons's statement that using Google meant it was okay to use Google Image Search.


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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 04:27:35 PM »
I took Irons's statement that using Google meant it was okay to use Google Image Search.

Ah, I haven't ever tried using it before now...no idea how that works!

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
This particular one composed the first opera based on the story of Hamlet (the original story, not the play by Shakespeare)  in 1705.

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 05:18:32 PM »
ah, then it must be Gasparini.

Correct.  Your turn...

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 12:46:19 AM »
Alexander von Zemlinsky (with Alma Schindler-Mahler-Gropius-Kokoschka... being the femme fatale, of course)
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 01:16:31 AM »
Right, I forgot the poor Franz Werfel (probably the one of her husbands and lovers who was the most clearly "overwhelmed" by her personality) and while she was not married to all the ones I mentioned, she certainly was involved with them.

Everybody knows the Music for the Royal Fireworks and Handel composed several other pieces to celebrate successful campaigns or peace treaties of his host nation (like the Utrecht and Dettingen Te Deum).

There is another composer with several works associated with the wars and victories of a nation not his own (and it is not a borderline case like Handel's who by the time of Royal Fireworks had become naturalized) but joined in a struggle against a common enemy.
I am not looking for the famous one (but the famous one would help one along to the solution) but a fairly obscure one that has a direct connection to both a decisive event and a war hero.

Name the composer, the piece and explain the personal connection.

(hint: there is a somewhat cheesy poem from a later time also referring to that event)

I'd also hope that people who immediately know the answer keep back for a while not to spoil the fun.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 01:18:49 AM by Jo498 »
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 02:25:26 AM »
Great start to the thread!
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 02:29:55 AM »
Just seen this - Great!

Anyway I got the young George Lloyd without looking at any other responses!  0:)
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 04:25:33 AM »
I took Irons's statement that using Google meant it was okay to use Google Image Search.

Yes, no problem with that at all.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 10:16:24 AM »


Everybody knows the Music for the Royal Fireworks and Handel composed several other pieces to celebrate successful campaigns or peace treaties of his host nation (like the Utrecht and Dettingen Te Deum).

There is another composer with several works associated with the wars and victories of a nation not his own (and it is not a borderline case like Handel's who by the time of Royal Fireworks had become naturalized) but joined in a struggle against a common enemy.
I am not looking for the famous one (but the famous one would help one along to the solution) but a fairly obscure one that has a direct connection to both a decisive event and a war hero.

Name the composer, the piece and explain the personal connection.

(hint: there is a somewhat cheesy poem from a later time also referring to that event)

I'd also hope that people who immediately know the answer keep back for a while not to spoil the fun.

I can't even think of a famous one never mind an obscure! For the sake of a clue, Jan Urban?
And behind the slime and the croaking there was , sure enough, like an old master beneath a layer of dirt, the noble outline of that divine music. - Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf.

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 10:19:14 AM »
I can't even think of a famous one never mind an obscure! For the sake of a clue, Jan Urban?

The famous one is probably LvB (Wellington's Victory).  But I can't think of any obscure ones at the moment....

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2019, 10:23:48 AM »
first clue: The extremely famous war hero and thus one of the main parties in that conflict was from the nation Handel was naturalized into.
second clue: The composer in question has more than one connection to that nation as well, not only the one asked for or the related one not asked for.
third clue: There is exactly one person on this forum where I would guess that s/he would know the solution very quickly because of a special interest.
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The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2019, 10:26:04 AM »
The famous one is probably LvB (Wellington's Victory).  But I can't think of any obscure ones at the moment....

Neither work nor composer is correct but the very general direction is good.
The famous piece I was referring to is probably as well known as Wellington's Victory but the one I am asking for (from the same composer) is really obscure (but has been recorded, not sure if more than once, though).
Edit: According to wikipedia that piece was recorded twice. And it does have a wikipedia entry, but not in English.
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Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2019, 10:57:23 AM »
Is the famous war hero Lord Nelson?

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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2019, 11:46:27 AM »
Is the famous war hero Lord Nelson?

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That is what I thought. In that case the famous composer could be Haydn and the obscure one Jan Vanhal.

Edit: Battle of the Nile
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 11:53:00 AM by Irons »
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2019, 11:57:25 AM »
Joseph Haydn

Sailor's Song Hob. XXVIa: 31

The famous work being, of course, the Nelson Mass.
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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2019, 12:22:04 PM »
Teamwork  8)
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