Hi everybody, I'm wondering if you still want to play another round. I have questions ready to go, so if you do, should I put them here as a new thread or should I just continue the first thread which is very long (14 pages)?
Couple hours later: I'm posting them anyway, because right now I have a million little tabs open all over my computer and I can't find anything. So to clear off my screen, here is the next round. Some of these may be very easy and this may be a another quick game. If anything, maybe you'll laugh a little.
1. Chopin once met a man, a very small man who stood only 2 feet tall. What was his name? Who did he work for?
2. Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude can be heard in a James Bond film. Which one?
3. What key signature did Chopin use most often?
4. What was the name of the novel that George Sand wrote that depicts Chopin, and is he cast in an unfavorable or favorable light?
5. Jan Kleczynski, pianist, teacher and editor nicknamed one of Chopin's mazurkas as "The Cuckoo". Which one?
6. What apartment number was Chopin’s at the Square d-Orleans?
7. Whose mustache is this?
8. Whose eyes are these?
9. Whose beard is this?
10. Chopin often frequented the Hotel Lambert on the île St-Louis in Paris. Which one of Chopin’s good friends painted frescoes inside the mansion?
11. Whose piano is this? (it's the old-looking one)
12. Whose death mask is this?
13. Whose piano is this?
14. What piano manufacturer did Chopin favor?
15 Identify this Chopin sound clip. But you’ll need to do something to it first.
16. There are two parts to this question. You have to first click on this: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/a ... 527757.ece
Once there, scroll down and click on: Listen to a recording of Chopin’s piano.
Question A. What is the piece the man is playing?
Question B. Go to this website: www.lockdownweb.com
On the opening page, click ‘enter’. Then look for a link which you should recognize instantly. Click on it to get the correct number of the Chopin portrait that plays at the 1:03 marker in the video.
17. What is the name of this?
18. Who wrote the following in a letter? “I cannot write poetry, for I am no poet; I cannot express my words through the effects of light and shadow, for I am no painter; I cannot even give expression to my thoughts and feelings by gestures and pantomime, for I am no dancer. But I can do it with tones, for I am a musician."
19. Who is Chopin speaking of in the following? “My colleagues, the piano teachers, are dissatisfied that I am teaching ________to my pupils. But I am surprised that they are so blind. In his music there are exercises in plenty for the fingers and a good deal of lofty spiritual food. He sometimes reaches even Mozart. If I were not afraid of incurring disfavor of many fools, I would play ________in my concerts. I maintain that there will come a time when ______will often be played in concerts, and people will appreciate and enjoy him.
20. Whose house is this?
21. Which piece is this sketch?
22. Who was Schroeder’s (Peanuts) favorite composer?
23. Who is my favorite composer?