Can You Fill in the Missing Emoji to Name a Famous Classical Piece?

 

At some point in life, we have the debate about the best classical music pieces of all-time. Okay, maybe not everyone has that discussion, but it’s one everyone should have! 

It’s easy to say Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is the best classical piece of all time because nearly everyone is familiar with the name. We’re not saying it’s a wrong answer; however, there are several other great classical pieces on the list of “the best.” Do you think you could name them all (with the help of emojis of course 😃 )? Let’s put your knowledge to the test!

 

Gustav Holst – The _____

Gustav Holst (Picture source: Fort Worth Civic Orchestra)
Correct! Wrong!

Did you know each movement of the suite in The Planets is named after a planet of the solar system?

Prokofiev – ‘_____ of the Knights' from Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev (Picture source: Britannica)
Correct! Wrong!

Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet is also known as ‘Monagues and Capulets’

Gioachino Rossini – The _____ of Seville: Overture

Gioachino Rossini (Picture source: Britannica)
Correct! Wrong!

Who knew music could be funny? The Barber of Seville Overture is arguably the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The _____ Flute

Wolfgang Mozart (Picture Source: Pinterest)
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The Magic Flute is in the form of a singspiel! Which means it includes talking and singing dialogue.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – _____ Lake

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Picture Credit: Pinterest)
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Swan Lake wasn’t always considered the best as it was initially a failure.

Johann Strauss II – On the Beautiful _____ Danube

Johann Strauss (Picture source: Biography)
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On the Beautiful Blue Danube refers to Europe’s second-longest river.

Johannes Brahms – Hungarian _____ No. 5 in G minor

Johannes brahms (Picture source: Britannica)
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Brahms’ inspiration for Hungarian Dance came from a Hungarian Gypsy violinist.

Mozart – Overture from The _____ of Figaro

Wolfgang Mozart (Picture Source: Pinterest)
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If you’ve seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, you’ve heard the Overture from The Marriage of Figaro!

Vivaldi – The Four _____

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (Picture Source: Pinterest)
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Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons has four different parts that each represent one of the seasons.

Aaron Copland: Appalachian _____

Aaron Copland (Picture source: Classics for Kids)
Correct! Wrong!

Aaron Copland received the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music because of his piece, Appalachian Spring.

Can You Fill in the Missing Emoji to Name a Famous Classical Piece?
Pianissimo
It wasn’t for a lack of effort! Sometimes we get so caught up in the beauty of the music we forget to find out what the name is.
Mezzo
Pretty impressive! We know if you took this again you’d get a perfect score 😉
Fortissimo
You’re an expert. We should be listening to you when it comes to naming the best classical music piece of all time!

 

Now that you have proven you know the names to some of the best classical music pieces, give them another listen so you’re fully prepared for any discussion. You can also continue to improve on your music skills so you can play the pieces yourself!