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Re: Quiz.
« Reply #100 on: January 23, 2019, 12:39:12 PM »
Until San Antone comes back with his quiz, here is mine.

As a child, I was praised by a famous composer. Due to a circumstance related to my birth, I had no official musical education but I studied privately with, among others, a composer who is now almost forgotten but back then was quite popular. I composed in many genres, including opera, symphonic and chamber music; my most enduring legacy is in a genre for which the famous composer above is not famous, although he produced some fine works. My music is not frequently recorded or performed but I know for a fact that several people on this forum seem to have derived much pleasure from it and praised it accordingly. I had a musical name (in more than one sense). The problem is, I can't remember it, so please help me.

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« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2019, 09:26:57 AM »
As a child, I was praised by a famous composer. Due to a circumstance related to my birth, I had no official musical education but I studied privately with, among others, a composer who is now almost forgotten but back then was quite popular. I composed in many genres, including opera, symphonic and chamber music; my most enduring legacy is in a genre for which the famous composer above is not famous, although he produced some fine works. My music is not frequently recorded or performed but I know for a fact that several people on this forum seem to have derived much pleasure from it and praised it accordingly. I had a musical name (in more than one sense). The problem is, I can't remember it, so please help me.   :)

Would the composer/teacher be Salieri?
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« Reply #102 on: January 25, 2019, 09:35:33 AM »
Would the composer/teacher be Salieri?

No, but he composed operas too.
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« Reply #103 on: January 25, 2019, 09:53:21 AM »
Was Raff the teacher maybe?
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« Reply #104 on: January 25, 2019, 09:57:55 AM »
Was Raff the teacher maybe?

No, not Raff. Someone younger than him.
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« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2019, 10:12:46 AM »
Is the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann?

No.
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« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2019, 11:36:01 PM »
Camargo 'Mozart' Guarnieri?

Just a guess.
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« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2019, 04:40:33 AM »
Camargo 'Mozart' Guarnieri?

Just a guess.

Not him either.

The title of one of the most famous works of this composer is in a language which is very relevant to the most famous work of the famous composer who praised the mystery composer as a child --- not their native language, though.
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« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2019, 07:58:23 AM »
Quiz à la Florestan: “I had a mother, I had a teacher (almost completely forgotten  today), I composed some music (rarely performed today). Who am I?”  ::) ;D
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« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2019, 08:07:11 AM »
Quiz à la Florestan: “I had a mother, I had a teacher (almost completely forgotten  today), I composed some music (rarely performed today). Who am I?”  ::) ;D

Hey, at least it's not Montemezzi;D

Here's the hint that should give the composer away.

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« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2019, 08:10:28 AM »
Cecile Chaminade?

She's the only composer I know of who is named after the patron saint of music.
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« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2019, 08:10:49 AM »
Handel?
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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2019, 08:22:20 AM »
Cecile Chaminade?

She's the only composer I know of who is named after the patron saint of music.

A-ha!

Praised by Georges Bizet when she was 8; due to her being born a girl she couldn't study at the Conservatory, but took private lessons with Benjamin Godard; althouhg she composed operas, symphonic and chamber music, she is best remembered for her piano music, a genre in which Bizet wrote some fine works, like Jeux d'enfants and Chants du Rhin; one of her best known pieces is La lisonjera, a title which the main character in Carmen would have had no problem understanding. Last but not least, ukrneal, kyjo and yours truly have praised her music here at GMG.

Bravo! Back to you, sir!
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« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2019, 08:23:12 AM »
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« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2019, 08:29:35 AM »
A-ha!

Praised by Georges Bizet when she was 8; due to her being born a girl she couldn't study at the Conservatory, but took private lessons with Benjamin Godard; althouhg she composed operas, symphonic and chamber music, she is best remembered for her piano music, a genre in which Bizet wrote some fine works, like Jeux d'enfants and Chants du Rhin; one of her best known pieces is La lisonjera, a title which the main character in Carmen would have had no problem understanding. Last but not least, ukrneal, kyjo and yours truly have praised her music here at GMG.

Bravo! Back to you, sir!

That was a pure random guess!

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« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2019, 08:31:03 AM »
That was a pure random guess!

Not random; were it not for that Raphael, woudl you have guessed her? I was sure it'd give the composer away. ;D
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« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2019, 08:36:02 AM »
Okay. This composer fronted a dance band as a teenager, and attended New York University for two years studying for a business degree before attending a concert of the New York Philharmonic made him decide to become a composer.

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« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2019, 09:49:01 AM »
Okay. This composer fronted a dance band as a teenager, and attended New York University for two years studying for a business degree before attending a concert of the New York Philharmonic made him decide to become a composer.

William Schuman ?
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« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2019, 07:24:54 PM »
William Schuman ?

We have a winner!
The name of the band was "Billy Schuman and his Alamo Society Orchestra", btw.

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« Reply #119 on: January 27, 2019, 03:44:04 AM »
Which eponymous hero murdered his first son and watched under disguise his second son's execution?
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