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How Well Do You Know Classical Music?

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    Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D minor"
    Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5 in C minor"
    Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7 in A major"
    Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3 E-flat major"
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    Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
    Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F Major
    Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D Major
    Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor
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    Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
    Orff's "O Fortuna"
    Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"
    Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 6 in B minor"
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    Holst's "The Planets
    Schubert's "Der Erlkönig"
    Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
    Wagner's "Die Walküre"
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    Dvorak " Symphony No. 9"
    Orff's "Carmina Burana"
    Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D minor"
    Debussy's "La mer"
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    Mozart's "Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major"
    Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E minor"
    Brahms's "Violin Concerto in D major"
    Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D major"
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    Beethoven's "Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor"
    Schumann's "Fantasiestücke"
    Mozart's "Klavierstück in F"
    Schubert's "Die Forelle"
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    Ravel's "String Quartet in F major, 1st movement"
    Ravel's "String Quartet in F major, 2nd movement"
    Ravel's "String Quartet in F major, 3rd movement"
    Ravel's "String Quartet in F majo, 4th movement"
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    Stravinsky's "The Firebird"
    Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"
    Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet"
    Grieg's "Piano Concerto No. 1"
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    Debussy's "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune"
    Stravinsky's "Firebird"
    Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet"
    Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"
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    Puccini's "Quando m'en vo"
    Giordani's "Caro mio ben"
    Bizet's "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
    Puccini's "Un bel dì"
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    Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 1"
    Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 3"
    Debussy's "Clair de lune"
    Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte"
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    Bach's "Violin Concerto in A minor"
    Vivaldi's "Concerto No. 1 in E major" from "Le quattro stagioni"
    Mozart's "Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major"
    Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy"
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    Liszt's "Sonata in B minor"
    Chopin's " Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor"
    Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A minor"
    Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor"
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    Vivaldi's "Flute Concerto in D Major"
    Chaminade's "Flute Concertino in D major"
    Pergolesi's "Flute Concerto in G Major"
    Mozart's "Flute Concerto No. 1"
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    Lehár's "Gold und Silber Walzer'
    Lehár's "Merry Widow Waltz"
    Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers"
    Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty Waltz"
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    Shostakovich's "String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Allegro"
    Borodin's "String Quartet No. 2, Scherzo"
    Shostakovich's "String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Allegretto"
    Borodin's "String Quartet No. 2, Notturno"
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    Delibes' "Sous le dôme épais"
    Humperdinck's "Abendsegen"
    Mozart's "Sull'aria...che soave zeffiretto"
    Offenbach's "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
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    Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 4th movement
    Handel's "Messiah, Behold the Lamb of God"
    Mozart's "Requiem, Dies Irae"
    Mozart's "Requiem, Lacrimosa"
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    Cage's 4'33"
    Silence.
    Nothing.
    This isn't music.

How Well Do You Know Classical Music?

Bach to basics

Congrats! You can pick out a few tunes that you’ve heard in movies and commercials. Though you’re not a huge fan yet, you’re definitely ready to start Messaien around with more classical music.

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Verdi voracious

Congrats! Your appetite is strong for the masterworks. You know more about classical music than the average person. Don’t be afraid to ramp up your knowledge by delving into the obscure. You can Handel it.

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Franckly fabulous

Congrats! You’re on your way to becoming a classical music expert. You’re an insightful listener and never too Bizet to indulge in lesser-known works. Keep it up!

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Too hot to Handel

Congrats! You really know your stuff. You’re never Haydn your appreciation for classical music and your ear is incredible. Whether it’s as ubiquitous as J.S. Bach or as obscure as P.D.Q. Bach, you can recognize and love it all.

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