Are you secretly French? You might be if get more than 14/20 on this French music quiz

Think you know French music? From the salon to the symphony hall, from the opera to the ballet, the French have given us some great music. But, how much French music do YOU know? Allons-y!

Created By WFMT
On Aug 11, 2017
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Whose opera about a Spanish gypsy has been adapted in countless versions, including a "hip-hopera" staring Beyoncé?

2 / 20

Which French composer was so obsessed with an actress named Harriet Smithson that he wrote his "Symphonie fantastique" about her?

3 / 20

What composer and pianist never returned to his homeland after settling in Paris in 1831?

4 / 20

Which composer wrote music inspired by birdsong?

5 / 20

The "Flower Duet" from the opera "Lakmé" was composed by...

6 / 20

Which French queen and patroness of the arts took hair styles to new heights with her impressive up-dos for the opera?

7 / 20

Which composer has received 26 Grammy Awards?

8 / 20

What French king danced in staged spectacles, often stylized as Apollo?

9 / 20

Who wrote an opera about a group of nuns who were guillotined in Paris?

10 / 20

Composer, pianist, and conductor Nadia Boulanger taught all of the following composers except...

11 / 20

Which of the following French baroque masters was actually born in Italy?

12 / 20

Who composed "Parade," a ballet for the Ballets Russes that featured costumes by Picasso?

13 / 20

Who composed the ballet for children, "La boîte à joujoux"?

14 / 20

Which composer was not a member of Les six?

15 / 20

Which composer refused George Gershwin's request to receive music lessons from him?

16 / 20

Who had his debut as an opera composer at the age of 50?

17 / 20

Who composed an opera with characters that include a mechanical doll, an inventor, and a poet?

18 / 20

The Chevalier de Saint-Georges was all of the following except...

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Which Enlightenment philosopher was also a composer who preferred Italian to French opera?

20 / 20

Who composed the score for the beloved film and opera "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"?

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