Music Trivia and Answers

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The Midsummer Mozart Festival is held annually in which US state?

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Answer: California
The Midsummer Mozart Festival, which only features music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is held annually in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

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Which rock band made a brief yet memorable appearance in The Simpsons Movie (2007)?

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Answer: Green Day
Green Day performed - and then perished - at the beginning of this animated movie based on the long-running television show by the same name.

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The theme song to the 1990's Fox Network television sitcom Get a Life was performed by which band?

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Answer: R.E.M.
The opening sequence to the hilarious Get a Life featured the memorable rock song "Stand" by R.E.M.

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Gustav Mahler's iconic work "Kindertotenlieder" (1904) are based on poems by a father who lost two of his children to which fate?

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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.

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The earliest known records of musical notation come from which ancient civilization?

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Answer: Mesopotamia
The earliest known musical notation was found on a tablet written in cuneiform that originated circa 1400 BC in Sumer (Iraq), which at that time was part of the Mesopotamian civilization.

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Which famous classical composer is said to have uttered the word "Mozart" with his dying breath?

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Answer: Gustav Mahler
According to legend, when famed Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler passed away on 18 May 1911 in Vienna, one of the very last (if not last) words recorded from his lips was "Mozart", with the works of Mozart being highly influential in the development of his career.

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Multitalented German composer Richard Wagner was married to the daughter of which other notable classical musician?

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Answer: Franz Liszt
In 1870, Richard Wagner married Cosima, daughter of Franz Liszt, whom Franz fathered with Countess Mari d'Agoult, the wife of another man. Cosima also gave birth to her first child with Wagner while wed to music conductor Hans von Bülow, but she later divorced him and officially married Wagner.



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