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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    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?
     
  2. joeisapiano

    joeisapiano New Member Piano Society Artist

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    9. Tchaikovsky
    19. Scarlatti
    21. Chopin "Raindrop"?
    22. Beethoven
    23. Berg, fo sho'


    those are probably the easy ones...
     
  3. Chaotica

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    9. Brahms

    [​IMG]

    12. Beethoven

    13. Liberace?

    14. Pleyel?

    23. Chopin
     
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    2. "Moonraker"! One of my favourites James Bond films :)
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    15. Prelude no. 18 in F minor, played backwards :D (delete tags :p)
    16. Prelude no. 15 "Raindrop", "Chopin 9"
    17. hemidemisemiquaver rest
    22. Beethoven?
     
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    8. Bela Bartok
    9. Alexander Scriabin ?
     
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    Wow I hint just a little bias in your game....hmmm
     
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    8. Schumann?
     
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    5. op.30 no.2 in B minor (I don't hear the cuckoo in it :? )
     
  9. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Results so far: You guys are good.

    joeisapiano- #19, 21 and 22 correct - 3 points

    Chaotica - #5 (it's a spastic cuckoo :wink: ) 9, 12, 13, 14, 23 correct - 6 points

    Kschyschtoff - #2, 6, 15 (eek! I don't know how to delete tags), 16, 17, 22 (Joe did too, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't see it) - 6 points

    syntaxerror - #8 correct - 1 point.

    Cydonia - #4 correct. - 1 point

    Techneut - #7, and #20 correct - 2 points


    remaining unanswered questions are: 1, 3, 10, 11, 18.
     
  10. Cydonia

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    3. B minor

    4. Lucrezia Floriani, unfavorable.


    I guess Madame la Baronne DuDevant was a real brat. 8)
     
  11. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Cydonia - # 4 correct. 1 point
     
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    I'm also right about Mme DuDevant, but it wasn't part of your questions. :wink: 8)

    :D
     
  13. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, I agree with you. From what I have read, she was good for Chopin in the beginning, as far as man-woman relations go, and also a good companion, and then becoming like a mother to him later on, but I see no grace in her nature, (nor in her looks unfortunately) and the thing with the way she sided with her immature son and practically cast out her daughter is disturbing (unless you believe that she was jealous of her daughter's relationship with Chopin)...ah, I could go on and on. We'll have to make a new thread about this sometime.
     
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    Seems like I missed all the fun, no way I can win it now :D
    The moustache is Granados.
    The house i guess is yours ? Though it looks more Englisg or German than American :?
     
  15. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    #7 is correct. 1 point for Chris.

    (#8 - no, not my house. Think organ.)
     
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    Ah, Das Bachhaus in Eisenach. Too easy with the hints :lol:
     
  17. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, that's right. 1 point

    And here's a picture of my real house. It is a little like Bach's after all.

    And for everybody's information, I'm going to drop some really big hints in about 6 hours from now.
     
  18. Anonymous

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    Not sure, I think 4 flats, and A flat major the most frequently used tonality.

    Delacroix (again, not sure)

    Mozart (quite sure, I googled... :oops:)
     
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    Not really been active in the game threads. Sorry, too much other things going on. This one I know for sure.
    Definitely A-flat major.
     
  20. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Coccobill is correct with #3, 10, and 18 - 3 points

    Robert is also correct with #3 and I'm giving him a point too since he's here. :)

    results so far: Chaotic and Kschyschtoff tied with 6 points each
    Joe and Coccobill tied with 3 points each
    Chris - 2 points
    Cydonia - 1 pt.
    Syntaxerror - 1 pt.
    Robert - 1 pt.

    Hints for last two questions 1 and 11. One has to do with the Greatest Show On Earth and the other has to do with an inventor.
     

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