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The Classical Composers Crossword

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  1. 2. Famous Italian composer of the Baroque period, also known as "The Red Priest" (referring to the colour of his hair). He wrote many violin concertos, the most recognisable of which are "The Four Seasons". Antonio...
  2. 6. Russian romantic composer widely known for his ballets. His death took place under suspicious circumstances and many think he was forced to commit suicide because of his homosexulity. His most recognisble piece is "Swan Lake". Pyotr Ilyich...
  3. 9. Russian composer, pianist and conductor, later of French (from 1934) and American (from 1945) citizenship. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. His most recognisable work is "The Rite of Spring". Igor...
  4. 10. One of the greatest if not the greatest composer of all time. He is widely viewed as the man who inspired the Romantic movement in music. His 9th Symphony is considered as one of the most important works of western music in general.
  5. 13. Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. His most recognisable piece is "The Blue Danube" waltz. Johann...
  6. 14. German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. He was born in Hamburg but spent most of his professional life in Vienna. His most recognisable works are the two sets of "Hungarian Dances". Johannes...
  7. 17. Italian violinist and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His skill was so extroardinary that it was rumored he had made a deal with the devil. He is also known for his controversial lifestyle, which included gambling and many encounters with prostitutes. Nicolò...
  8. 18. Hungarian pianist of the romantic period who lived in France, well-known for pushing the boundaries of technique on the piano. He also adapted many wokrs of Paganini for the piano, such us "La Campanella". Franz...
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  1. 1. Russian composer, pianist, and conductor who later worked in the Soviet Union. Some of his most famous works include the March from "The Love for Three Oranges", the suite "Lieutenant Kijé", the ballet "Romeo and Juliet"—from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken—and "Peter and the Wolf". Sergei...
  2. 3. French impressionistic composer who marks the transition from romanticism to modernity in music. His most recognisable piece is "Claire de Lune". Claude...
  3. 4. Excellent pianist and composer and overall one of the most important musicians of the romantic period. Although originally from Poland, he spent most of his life in France. He is also known for his controversial relationship with the French writer Georges Sand. Frédérick...
  4. 5. One of the greatest composers of all time. Born in Salzburg, Austria, he was undoubtedly the most influential composer of the Classical period. Unfortunately, his life was cut short and he died at the age of 35.
  5. 7. German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period with relativitely conservative musical tastes. His most famous works include overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Italian Symphony. The melody for the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is also his. Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions. Felix...
  6. 8. Arguably the greatest composer of all time. A truly prolific artist of the baroque period that whose work was not properly recognised until much after his death.
  7. 11. German composer born in 1813. He is well-know for revolutionising opera through his concept of Gesamtkunstwerk. His most recognisable piece is the "Ride of the Valkyries". Richard...
  8. 12. Famous Austrian composer of the classical period and a close friend and mentor to Mozart. He is often referred to as "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". He actually composed 107 symphonies during his lifetime. Joseph...
  9. 15. Mozart's middle name.
  10. 16. German-British Baroque composer well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi, and organ concertos. His most famous work is the oratorio "Messiah" with its "Halleluja" chorus. George Frideric...