Just Audio: Country Classical? by KlionskyG

Description

You may want to grab a pair of headphones for this one. And yes, it'll take a little longer to complete that usual. Thanks for sticking with it!

Each question links to an audio clip -- in most cases, approximately one minute long. In every case, the formal or common title of the excerpted work (including names of movements) contains at least one of the following:

  • the name of a modern-day country in English or cognate to the English name (e.g.: Dominican Republic, República Dominicana)
  • the demonym for a person from a modern-day country (e.g.: Dominican)
  • the same name that a modern-day country is named after, but in a different language (e.g.: Dominique, Domingo)

The titles of the work may also contain other geographic terms, like names of regions or cities (e.g.: Quisqueyan, Hispaniola, Santiago) but those will not be considered relevant in this quiz.

Your task is to give the modern-day COUNTRY listed in the title of the work.
If more than one country is present, you need only give one.


For example, if the work was titled "An Overture to Japanese Baseball Players named Dominique in Seoul ", you would get credit for answering "Dominican Republic" or "Japan" but not "South Korea".

I took these all out of my digital music library, so I have the artist attributions for almost all of the clips but I'm missing one. Sorry, accordion player!

When you see the answers, they will be in the format (flag) COUNTRY - Composer - Title of work (except if you're on Windows 10, in which case: no flags)


Instructions

Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Questions

Question 1

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Name the country.

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Question 2

Unknown ensemble

Name the country.

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Question 3

London Festival Orchestra
Alberto Lizzio, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 4

Artur Rubinstein, piano

Name the country.

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Question 5

Philharmonia Slavonica
Henry Adolph, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 6

Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 7

Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano

Name the country.

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Question 8

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 9

National Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 11

London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Doráti, conductor

Name the country.

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Question 12

Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, conductor

Name the country.

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