At TriviaQN we have a sweet spot for music in general. Oh, the classical music we have all loved and the styles it has carried through the centuries that still suit our various moods. But, in these centuries and in the workings of the music's masters and apprentices a wealth of trivia can be harvested. We are confident you know a lot of it. But how much of it?
Answer: Anthony Hopkins
In addition to being famed globally for his acting roles, Sir Anthony Hopkins also gained recognition for being a music composer. His 1964 composition "And the Waltz Goes On" was included on an album of the same name which was released in 2011.
Liberace established the museum in his own honor during 1979 in Paradise, Nevada. Since its inception, the Liberace Museum Collection has always been in Nevada - first in the town of Paradise and later in 2015 moved to one of Michael Jackson's former houses in Las Vegas.
Beginning with the efforts of a lone street performer in New York City in 2011, as of 2019 "Bach in the Subway" is celebrated every March 21st (Bach's birthday according to the now-defunct Julian calendar) by several thousands of musicians in over a hundred cities around the globe.
Singspiel is an opera form that originated circa the early 17th century. Renowned German composer Johann Adam Hiller is considered to be the orignator of this art form.
Despite ultimately proven to be a charlatan, British oculist John Taylor (1703-1772) was respected enough during his day to have worked on the eyes of both J. S. Bach (1750) and George Handel (1758). Taylor's surgeries resulted in Bach going blind and seemingly contributed to Handel's death. Later in life, Taylor would also go blind.
Answer: Scarlet Fever
"Kindertotenlieder" is actually a collection of 428 poems by German poet Friedrich Rückert and later compiled by Gustav Mahler, which the former wrote in 1833-34 after losing two of his children to scarlet fever.
"Bastien and Bastienne" is one of the first operas written by Mozart, which he composed at the youthful age of 12.
Beethoven is better known for his 32 piano sonatas and 9 symphonies as opposed to his sole opera, "Fidelio" (1814), which centered on the tale of a woman who disguises herself as a prison guard to save her husband from an unjust prison sentence.
Answer: Richard Nixon
Overall Richard Nixon, the United States' 37th President, was perhaps the most musically talented of all former Presidents as not only was he skilled in the piano but also the accordion, clarinet, violin and saxophone. In fact in 1961 he displayed his piano composition and playing skills to the world during a apperance on the "Jack Paar Program" in which he played his "Richard Nixon Piano Concerto No. 1".
Answer: Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has released quite a few classical music albums, with 1997's "Standing Stone" being his second of such works after his 1991 effort "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio".