Dr. Fuddle's Musical IQ Test 53


a.  Bartolomeo Cristofori
c   Alban Berg
b.  Frederick Chopin
b.  Terms, usually in Italian, indicating how loud or soft, etc., the musical passage should be played
a.   Felix Mendelssohn

Classical Music and the Movies

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, by Franz Liszt
Rhapsody Rabbit, 1946

I don’t think cartoons are made like this anymore.

Hear Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor in the movies Delirious, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Shine.

Dr. Fuddle's Musical IQ Test 52


b.      Wolfgang
c.      Igor Stravinsky
b.      very soft
d.      Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
d.      Itzhak Perlman

Classical music strikes a chord in Paris cafés

By Sarah Elzas 

The Classical Revolution that started six years ago in San Francisco is now reverberating in Paris. Once a month a group of American musicians perform classical music in a Paris café.

Nicolas Boucher and Sarah Niblack of Classical Revolution Paris
Pak-Ming Wan

You don’t usually hear classical music in bars. You’ll hear pop music or rock music," says Kyle Collins. But these days, he's trying to change that. An American musician living in France, he is the co-founder of Classical Revolution Paris, which brings together groups of musicians to play chamber music in bars and cafés. 

"People can experience music that they might not have heard of or might not have had an opportunity to hear," he says.

At a recent concert, musicians stood on a raised platform at the back of a cafe in Paris' Belleville neighbourhood in front of a black board announcing the weekly DJ set.

And while a flute duo played Bach and a violin-viola duo played Mozart, people stood at the bar drinking a beer, or sat at the café tables, some paying attention to the music,others chatting with their friends.
"You know in real time what the audience feels, and how they’re engaged," says Sarah Niblack, the other American behind the project.

"In this setting, there is no fourth wall. You have to communicate directly with the people who are sitting right in front of you and with you. And sometimes they’re going to talk. So as a musician the challenge is to really grab the audience’s attention."

Classical Revolution is an imported idea from the United States, born in 2006 in San Francisco at the Revolution Cafe. It spread around the US: Collins was involved in the Cincinnati chapter, Niblack in New York. Both living in France now, they decided Paris needed a dose of classical music for the people.

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Dr. Fuddle's Musical IQ Test 51


1.  b.   Johann Sebastian
2.  c.   Ludwig van Beethoven
3.  a.   Giovanni Gabrieli
4.  b.   Woodwind
5.  b.   Moved or lively

Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto Performed by Chris Hill

Live performance of Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell. The soloist was Chris Hill with the West Forest Sinfonia. Recorded on 11th November 2006 in All Saints Church, High Wycombe 

Dr. Fuddle's Top Ten Composers

9. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

In honor of his First Piano Concerto, his six symphonies and music for ballets.

A middle-aged man with grey hair and a beard, wearing a dark suit and staring intently at the viewer.

Music samples

Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra, courtesy of Musopen

Performed by the Skidmore College

Dr. Fuddle's Musical IQ Test 50


1.   b.    Humorous
2.   c.    Sir William Walton
3.   d.    Franz Schubert
4.   a.    Song
5.   b.    Robert Schumann


Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake in Black Swan

First scene of the Black Swan movie, directed by Darren Aronofsky. It's the prologue of the famous ballet "The Swan Lake", in which the young princess Odette is cursed and transformed into a swan by Rothbart.

Classical Music and The Movies

O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff

By far the most inquired about classical work, O Fortuna is played in hundreds of movies, television programs, commercials, and other forms of media. Many who have heard this famous piece can hum the melody and often describe it as haunting, foreboding, and big. O Fortuna is the opening movement to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a work for large orchestra, choir, and solo vocalists.
Hear O Fortuna in the movies Cheaper by the Dozen, Natural Born Killers, and The Bachelor.

Dr. Fuddle Musical IQ Test 49


1.  a.  Giuseppe Verdi
2.  d.  Richard Wagner
3.  c.  Music composed during the Middle Ages
4.  b.  An organized sequence of single notes
5.  d.  Felix Mendelssohn

Dr. Fuddle's Top Ten Composers!


In honor of his piano pieces, songs and symphonies! 

(1797 – 1828)
Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 lieder, nine (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

Mass No. 2 in G, D. 167

Performance by the MIT Concert Choir

Piano sonata in B, D. 960 (composed in 1828)

Performed by Randolph Hokanson

Examples of Works for violin and piano

Performed by Denes Zsigmondy (violin) and Annaliese Nissen(piano)