Music Quiz
T. V. H. Prathamesh
Question 1
Identify this form of music. Name derived
from the themes , which were usually
centered around stories from
Question 2
Connect the parsi born godman to the
western classical composer
Baba O’ Riley by The Who
Pete Townshed was a devotee of Meher and
was heavily influenced by Terry Riley’s
Question 3
The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat
major, Op. 49, popularly known as the 1812
Overture, is an overture written by Russian
composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1880 to
commemorate Russia's defense of Moscow
against Napoleon's advancing Grande Armée at
the Battle of Borodino in 1812.
The recording by Antal Dorati’ in 1954 with
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra is regarded as
a landmark, as far as this composition is
concerned. Why?
Answer 3
It was the first recorded version of
Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture (featuring
the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) with
real cannons, brass band, and church bells
as composed.
Tchaikovsky never lived to see a version
with real cannons.
Question 4
Ella Fitzgerald is considered to be among
the greatest scat singers in Jazz history.
What is Scat Singing?
In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal
improvisation with random vocables and
nonsense syllables or without words at all.
Scat singing gives singers the ability to
sing improvised melodies and rhythms, to
create the equivalent of an instrumental
solo using their voice.
Question 5
X has its origins in the folklore of North
India about a princess with incomparable
beauty who was so delicate to weigh only
as much as a flower. This folklore took the
shape of a drama then known as sangeets
(musicals) by the name, X Shehzadi ("The
Story of Princess X"), soon it became so
popular that the name became that of the
genre itself. What is X?
The play was called Nautanki Shehzadi
Question 6
There was a sense of irony in the way John
Denver died. How?
He died in a plane crash.
‘Leaving on a jet plane’ was among his most
famous tracks.
Question 7
Identify the male singer and the music
Manna Dey – Singer
Salil Chaudary – Music Director
Question 8
Who sung this song? And who was being
referred to?
Joan Baez for her one time lover- Bob Dylan
Question 9
He started off as TV film producer producing a series of
television serials in 90’s for Zee TV like Andaz and Amar
Prem. He also composed the music for the title tracks of
his TV serials. He later went on to compose the title
track for a 1998 Salman Khan starrer, however he was
not credited (along with two other composers who
composed the more famous tracks in the film) as Jatin
Lalit were the official music directors. This served as a
starting point for an illustrios career where he went on to
don many other caps. He also later recycled the title
track of his TV serial for a film. Name him. (Bonus points
for getting the name of the track he recycled for a film).
Answer 9
Himesh Reshamiyya
Question 10
With respect to music, connect the following places:Africa ·
East Coast
Kansas City
New Orleans
St. Louis
West Coast
Blues. These are the regions associated with
their forms of blues.
Question 11
"I'm a painter first, and a musician second..."
"I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by
She often even painted her own album covers. Identify this lady.
Joni Mitchell.
Question 12
It was initially named after the all-star basketball player Mookie Blaylock,but they could'nt
because of copyright reasons.
However, concerns about trademark issues necessitated a name change.
They went on to name one of their albums after his jersey number. As far as the
origin of the current band name is concerned, there are multiple stories behind this.
In an early promotional interview, the lead singer said that the name "X Y" was a
reference to his great-grandmother Y, who was married to a Native American and had
a special recipe for peyote-laced food item. He later labelled the story as bull shit.
Some believe that it was a euphemism for sperm.
Other members later explained that they came up with "X", and that the band later
settled on "X Y" after attending a concert by Neil Young, in which he extended his
songs as improvisations of 15–20 minutes in length.
Name the Band.
Pearl Jam
Question 13
Preliminaries to the concert were not auspicious. X arrived at the opera
house late and hungry, and needed to eat a hasty meal before going
on stage. Then 17-year-old Vera Brandes introduced herself to the
music world as Germany’s youngest concert promoter with X on
January 24, 1975 as the headlining event. X had originally selected
a Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand, but the stagehands
accidentally placed a Bösendorfer baby grand onstage which was
designated for rehearsals only. The piano was in poor condition and
took 5 hours of tuning. But X's performance was enthusiastically
received, and the subsequent recording was acclaimed by the critics
and an enormous commercial success. With sales of more than 3.5
million, it became the best-selling solo album in jazz history. Name
the album.[Play]
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert
Question 14
He was the third to have won a national
award in this category for a kannada film
song. The song was Naadamaya from the
movie Jeevana Chaitra. It was also his
only national award. Who?
Dr. Rajkumar
Question 15
Connect the following
Kargil War
Tribal Exploitation by Police
Narmada Bachchao Andolan
Bihari Revolutionary Poet – Gorakh Pandey
Aramaic word for praise 93 Bombay bomb
Indian Ocean. These were the themes of songs by
Indian Ocean.
Kargil War – Kya Malool
Tribal Exploitation by Police - Boll Weevil
Narmada Bachchao Andolan – Maa Reva
Bihari Revolutionary Poet – Gorakh Pandey
- Hille le
Aramaic word for praise - Kandissa
93 Bombay bomb blasts – Ruk ja re Bande(Black
Question 16
X and Y went to the same film school
(UCLA), where they agreed that if X
became a film maker, he would feature a
song with Y in his film. He kept his
promise though Y could’nt live to see it.
Name X, Y, the song and the film.
Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Morisson. This
song is The End and the film is Apocalypse
Question 17
Identify the product in this ad and put
Leo Coffee. The music in the background is
by A R Rahman. One of his earliest ads.
Question 18
X and Y are two well known hindustani
classical musicians, who teamed up to
compose music for Yash Chopra films like
Silsila, Parampara, Lamhe, Chandni and
Darr. Name them. How were the known
as?(1 point for this)
Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
Known in the hindi film industry as Shiv-Hari
Question 19
Pioneer of this music characterized the genre: "Scottish
bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and
Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a
high lonesome sound. It's plain music that tells a good
story. It's played from my heart to your heart, and it will
touch you. X is music that matters.“
Name of this genre is derived from a band that the pioneer
was a part of. It is characterised by one or more
instruments each taking its turn playing the melody and
improvising around it, while the others perform
accompaniment; this is especially typified in tunes called
Identify this genre
Grand Connect
A and B were two brothers. A was a musician and B worked in another domain in art
A wanted to learn music from X, but could’nt because of developing an illness just before meeting him
X’s son Y and A went on to become major rivals
A learnt under C
C had a son D and a daughter E
A married E and E underwent a religious conversion and name change, and became famous as a vocalist under
her new name. A and E later divorced/separated
A had two daughters – F and G from other women, both of whom became musicians in different genres
D started a music school in california after his name.
H learnt music under D, but went on to become famous for slide guitar, where he ended up replacing Auane
Allman in Allman brothers band. Among the most famous slide guitarists alive today.
H and I collaborated on a series of famous concert tours in which I played along with steve winwood.
I and J were close friends and I was in love with J’s wife and composed his most famous song after her. They
later married.
J and A collaborated extensively which catapulted A to international fame.
Identify all of the above. 3 points for each identification.