The Ultimate Classical Music Quiz

These are the hardest, most fiendish classical music questions on the internet. Music geeks, get your thinking caps on. And no Googling!

Classic FM
Created By Classic FM
On Dec 19, 2018
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Which of these is NOT the subtitle of a Haydn symphony?

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Which of Elgar's Enigma Variations was partially inspired by a bulldog?

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Where was cellist Jaqueline du Pré born?

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Which conductor always appeared on the podium wearing a white carnation?

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How old was Giuseppe Verdi when he wrote his Requiem?

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What is the name given to the lower register of the clarinet's playing range?

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What did Benjamin Britten use to simulate raindrops in his opera for amateur musicians, Noye's Fludd?

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Who wrote a piece called the 'Skittle Alley Trio'?

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In French opera houses, what job does the Souffler have?

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What is Simon Rattle's middle name?

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What subtitle goes with Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta 'The Pirates of Penzance'?

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Which composer wrote two piano concertos, one violin concerto and one double concerto for violin and cello?

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In which country was Delibes' opera 'Lakmé' set?

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Which of these vehicles did Herbert Von Karajan NOT appear with on the cover of one of his recordings?

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How many Ballades did Chopin write?

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Which of these actors has NOT played Beethoven on screen?

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In Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas', where is Dido Queen of?

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In which year did Sydney Opera House open?

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Which of these composers was given the title of Master of the Queen's Music?

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Which of these artists did NOT perform with Luciano Pavarotti during his lifetime?

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