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Praxis Fine Arts 2

Subjects : praxis, fine-arts
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1. What is the nickname of musician William Basie?

2. Who composed the opera 'The Marriage of Figaro?'

3. This man directed the classic movie 'Birth of a Nation.'

4. This kind of sculpture is slightly raised from its flat background and literally translates as 'low relief.'

5. This Giuseppe Verdi opera's title translates to 'The Lost One.'

6. What was the last name of famed artist Michelangelo?

7. What artist painted 'Nude Descending a Staircase?'

8. This songwriter composed 'Maple Leaf Rag.'

9. This Italian composed the operas 'Tosca' and 'La Boheme.'

10. This man composed the opera 'Boris Godunov.'

11. What pair wrote the musical 'The King and I?'

12. This man wrote the lyrics to Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story.'

13. Rogers and Hammerstein wrote the musical 'Showboat' with the help of what famous songwriter?

14. This Greek actor was the actor to be known by name.

15. He composed the opera 'Einstein on the Beach.'

16. This American artist painted 'Breaking Storm' and 'Gulf Stream.'

17. What is the name of the only opera that Beethoven composed?

18. What Russian composer wrote the ballets 'The Wedding' and 'The Firebird?'

19. What Russian composed 'Peter and the Wolf?'

20. This composer wrote the operas 'Lohengrin' and 'Tannhauser.'

21. He composed the operas 'Orfeo' and 'The Return of Ulysses.'

22. Who composed the musicals 'Candide' and 'On the Town?'

23. What is the more famous name of the painting 'Arrangement in Gray and Black?'

24. What Spanish artist painted 'Maids of Honor?'

25. What French composer wrote 'Nocturne' and 'La Mer?'

26. This artist painted the 'Haywain.'

27. What instrument is Pablo Cassals famous for playing?

28. What composer wrote the opera 'Benvenuto Celini?'

29. This Russian composer wrote the '1812 Overture.'

30. What Russian composer wrote the opera 'Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk?'

31. This songwriter wrote 'Beautiful Dreamer.'

32. This man directed the movies 'Maltese Falcon' and 'African Queen.'

33. This man composed 'The Beggars Opera.'

34. What Jazz musician was nicknamed 'Satchmo?'

35. What famous songwriter wrote 'Alexander's Ragtime Band?'

36. What is the subtitle of Anton Dvorak's Symphony Number 9?

37. This American artist famous for her Southwestern landscapes married photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

38. This artist is best known for his paintings of Campbell's Soup Cans.

39. This artist is best known for his frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

40. Who composed the 'Moonlight Sonata?'

41. This artist painted the famous 'At the Moulin Rouge.'

42. He composed the operas 'Billy Budd' and 'Peter Grimes.'

43. What instrument did Larry Adler popularize in the classical music scene?

44. What American composer wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning 'Appalachian Spring?'

45. This American artist pioneered the 'action painting' genre.

46. Picasso was influential in this geometric art style of the early 20th century.

47. This composer wrote 'Holberg Suite.'

48. This man composed the opera 'Hansel and Gretel.'

49. What French composer wrote 'Damnation of Faust?'

50. This actor won an Academy Award for his starring role in 'The King and I.'