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Which of Haydn's symphonies is nicknamed the 'Schoolmaster'?
Symphony No. 55
Symphony No. 56
It was actually No. 55. The nickname isn't Haydn's own but has come about because the dotted figures in the slow movement, it has been suggested, call to mind a fingerwagging schoolmaster admonishing a pupil
Symphony No. 57
'Three little maids from school are we,' they chirrup merrily. But in which operetta?
It's Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' and the three maids in question are Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti-Sing
Pirates of Penzance
Which British composer, who lost his life fighting in the First World War, was a teacher of music at Radley College public school in Oxfordshire?
Correct! Butterworth is probably best known for his work 'A Shropshire Lad', inspired by the set of poems of the same name by AE Housman.
Which famously maverick composer turned down an honorary doctorate of music in 1932 saying 'I feel that my music must be regarded as a product of non-education'?
It was Percy Grainger, the Australian-born composer was well known for his eccentricities which extended to flagellation and sado-masochism
Which composer, having take the exams needed to follow in the footsteps of his schoolteacher father, was urged instead to concentrate on music?
It was Max Reger, a German composer who was born near Bayreuth in 1873 and died in Leipzig in 1916
'A very endearing little man in a grey suit that was usually crumpled (and) very thick, gold-rimmed glasses.' Which composer and schoolteacher is being remembered here by a former pupil in a 1970s BBC TV documentary?
Correct! Holst taught at St Paul's Girls' School from 1905 until his death in 1934
Who, in 2005, was tasked by BBC TV with turning the pupils of Northolt High School – where music had long since disappeared off the curriculum – into a world-beating choir?
Correct! Malone went on to create the 'Military Wives' choir whose song 'Wherever You Are' was the Christmas No. 1 in 2011
Sir Mark Elder
Margarita Andreyevna Kaynova, a schoolteacher, married which Russian composer in 1956 (they divorced in 1959)?
It was Dmitri Shostakovich who met and impulsively married Kaynova, despite the objections of his children. He got married again – for the third time – in 1962, to literary editor Irina Antonova Supinskaya.
Which cantata was written by Britten in 1948 to celebrate the centenary of Lancing College in Sussex?
It was 'Saint Nicolas', which was first performed in 1948 with the tenor Peter Pears as the adult saint
Haydn's Symphony No. 92 and Brahms's Academic Festival Overture were both conducted by their composers after the conferral of what honour?
Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur
Both composers were given honorary doctorates – Haydn from Oxford in 1791 and Brahms from Breslau in 1879
An honorary doctorate
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