Music Trivia and Answers

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Hard

How old was Johann Sebastian Bach when he became an orphan?

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Answer: 10
J. S. Bach was born into a family full of professional musicians. Unfortunately both his mother and father, music director Johann Ambrosius Bach, died within eight months of each other. Johann was just 10 years old when these tragic events took place. However, he was able to further his musical studies through association with his brother, the organist Johann Christoph Bach.

Hard

"Standing Stone" (1997) is an album featuring original classical music by which modern artist?

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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".

Medium

Who was the headline performer featured at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
The globally-popular Paul McCartney closed out the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, reportedly only collecting $1.57 for his services.

VeryHard

Who was the first African-American composer to have one of his works played by a major orchestra?

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Answer: William Grant Still
In 1931, William Grant Still's "Afro-African Symphony" was played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, marking the first time a symphony composed by an African-American was played by a major orchestra. Five years later, Still would make history again by being the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra (Los Angeles Philharmonic) during the 1936 Hollywood Bowl.

Hard

Which prominent British singer was declared a baron of an independent state in 2012?

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Answer: Ed Sheeran
The highly-successful Ed Sheeran was declared Baron of Sealand, an independent state comprised of an oil rig off the coast of England, in December of 2012.

Medium

Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3" was originally dedicated to which historical figure?

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Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte
Ludwig van Beethoven's highly esteemed "Symphony No. 3" (1802-1804) was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. However, due to financial considerations, he later rededicated it to a nobleman.

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

Hard

Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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Answer: Axl Rose
William Bailey's stage name, Axl Rose, is actually an anagram for "oral sex".



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