Carmina Burana & Hailstork’s Fifth Symphony Trivia

1.What is the most famous aria from Carmina Burana?

  • O Fortuna
  • Primo Vere
  • Cour d’Amours
  • In taberna

2.What is the text of Carmina Burana about?

  • Religious verses
  • Social satires
  • Drinking songs
  • All of the above!

3.Which one of these fun facts about Carl Orff is true?

  • He once showed up to Stravinsky’s house in the middle of the night with a jar of honey
  • He got a children’s story published when he was only 10 years old
  • He composed the overture to one of his most famous operas the night before it’s grand premiere while drunk
  • He became a Catholic priest at the age of 25

*All these facts are true about different composers! A is Rachmaninov, C is Mozart with Don Giovanni, and D is Vivaldi.

4.How many concerts will NatPhil present in their 2023/24 season?

  • 8
  • 20
  • 17
  • 11

5.Adolphus Hailstork studied with which of the following influential female composers?

  • Nadia Boulanger
  • Joan Tower
  • Florence Price
  • Grażnyia Bacewicz

6.When and where was Carmina Burana first performed?

  • Opera Frankfurt on June 8, 1937
  • Paris Opera, July 9, 1990
  • NY Phil, January 1, 1950
  • Berlin Phil, June 8, 1937
  1. Who is the composer of Carmina Burana?
  • Carl Orff
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Adolphus Hailstork
  • A.Mozart
  1. How many movements does Carmina Burana have?
  • 25
  • 20
  • 19
  • 32
  1. Which composer was named “Composer of the week” on BBC radio in October 2022?
  • Adolphus Hailstork
  • Nadia Boulanger
  • Carlos Simon
  • Carl Orff
  1. Which of the following is NOT one of Adolphus Hailstork’s works?
  • Who is Sylvia? For Coloratura Soprano, Violin, and Piano
  • Shout for Joy (The Bank Street Festival Anthem)
  • Two Romances for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
  • Soir d’hiver

*Soir d’hiver was composed by Nadia Boulanger, who taught Hailstork at the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France.

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