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Jeannine Addinall's Music Quiz

If you've some time to spare, why not take our Former Deputy Head's Music Quiz?
Former Deputy Head Jeannine Addinall has devised a music quiz for our alumni community to enjoy. Says Jeannine, "it is investigative rather than just a pub quiz where you might try to find every answer in your head. Using Google is not cheating!"
Answers will come shortly with this week's quiz!

TIME'S UP quiz
Allow yourself five minutes on this, as I am sure you will know a lot of it!  Anything you don't could be for research if you like.  Answers up in a week's time.

1   Who was the first woman to be appointed as Master of the Queen's music?
2   Sisters - a: name Mozart's sibling
3   Sisters - b: whose sister was told by her father "Music will perhaps become your brother's profession, while for you it can and must be only an ornament''
4   Which 19th Century composer and virtuoso pianist, linked with Brahms, Chopin and Schumann, has been called the Beyoncé of her day?
5   What, notoriously, did Elisabeth Schwarzkopf do on Desert Island Discs?
6   Who was the only man to hear the sirens' song and survive? How did he manage it?
7   Where in North London is a famous female cellist buried? Name her.
8   Name the nine ladies who share part of their name with music itself ad give their jobs.
9   What did Ethel Smyth use to conduct The March of the Women in Holloway prison ? 
10  What is unusual about Evelyn Glennie?
11  Where is the Frideswide Choir and why is it so named?
12  What opera based on  a story by Georges Bernanos feature a large cast of women both young and old, who die heroically in the last Act?
13  Who was George Sand's lover?
14  Handelian heroines -a: which heroine of a Handel opera shows the need to be careful what you ask for?
15  Handelian heroines - b: which heroine of another Handel opera had her heart broken by the actions of a viridimonocular monster?
16  Which soprano was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1982?
17  She had contracted cancer but held it together eight months before her death for her last iconic performance in Gluck's opera. What was her voice?
18  Grace Bumbry - is she a. violinist/ alto/ soprano/ drummer?
19  Why would a female College graduate dislike Princess Ida?
20  Name three female classical composers other than those mentioned above.

NB There are some clues further on in the e-mail.

Cryptics for Cholmeley by Geoff
1  What is the scientific name for that which is left if from the man partly baptised as Joannes Chrysogonus Theophilus you take the teenager first employed by Prince Archbishop Hieronymus Colleredo, Salieri's rival and the show on the crest of a wave?
2  What is the birthplace of the composer to whom you might be introduced initially by a "rock" composer, last night's patriot, a semi-drunkard, a six syllable Briton or German and finally one who just buzzed off?

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Musical joke. This one you probably know. As Leo Slezek was singing in Lohengrin, the boat drawn by swans that was supposed to take him away shot past at such speed that he was unable to get in. Turning to the audience, he ad-libbed "What time is the next swan?"

French saying meaning "It will never happen": "a la Saint Glinglin"  This holy man never existed.  If you read it aloud, you will hear it as a reproduction of the three notes sounded by Gabriel at the time of the last trump(!) and the end of time.
   
Recently seen and heard Dialogue des Carmelites (Met.), Acis and Galatea complete with ballet (Covent Garden), c.d. curiosity Edge of Day (Laurie Lee, as in Cider with Rosie, with music provided by Johnny Coppin and friends), The Perfect Candidate (recent film from Saudi about a woman doctor who decides to run for the local Council. Incidental interesting Arabic wedding music - you can get this via Curzon - woman director as well).
 

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