Matthew Guerrieri posts another of his infamous quizzes. He's obviously amassing a database. To what end, we'll probably never know.
1. What's the best quotation of a piece of music within another piece of music?
Best? Beats me. My favorite is the trombone solo quoting Handel's "Joy to the World" at the end of the third movement of Charles Ives's Symphony 4.
2. Name the best classical crossover album ever made.
3. Great piece with a terrible title.
I'm going to have to pass on this one for now. It requires some thought.
4. If you had to choose: Benjamin Britten or Michael Tippett?
5. Who's your favorite spouse of a composer/performer? (Besides your own.)
6. Terrible piece with a great title.
Contra mortum et tempus, Rochberg.
7. What's the best use of a classical warhorse in a Hollywood movie?
Das Rheingold Prelude in The New World.
8. Name the worst classical crossover album ever made.
Kiri does something or other.
9. If you had to choose: Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye?
10. Name a creative type in a non-musical medium who would have been a great composer.