Another deep dive into a category I’m pretty bad at.
Everybody did fine with this yesterday, but just a friendly reminder to use spoiler tags if you play along in the comments.
- What is the English translation of the Russian phrase Moguchaya kuchka (Могучая кучка)? The phrase refers to a formidable quintet of Russian nationalist composers that includes Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin?
- The rock musical Rent is loosely based on what Puccini opera?
- Name the form of musical composition written for an orchestra, chorus, and soloists that is intended to be performed as a concert piece rather than staged as a dramatic performance. Handel’s Messiah is a quintessential example of the form.
- What Shakespeare-loving composer’s works include the symphony Roméo et Juliette and the opera Béatrice et Bénédict?
- The score in the background of the stamp pictured below was written by what Austrian composer?
- mighty handful
- La bohème
- Hector Berlioz
- Franz Schubert