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 Mahabharatha. Question 2 Connect the parsi born godman to the western classical composer Answer Baba O’ Riley by The Who Pete Townshed was a devotee of Meher and was heavily influenced by Terry Riley’s music 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? Answer 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? Answer Nautanki. The play was called Nautanki Shehzadi Question 6 There was a sense of irony in the way John Denver died. How? Answer 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 director. 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 · Atlanta Britain Canada Chicago Detroit East Coast Kansas City Louisiana Memphis New Orleans Piedmont St. Louis Swamp Texas West Coast Answer 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 circumstance." 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. Answer 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] Answer 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? Answer 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 blasts Answer 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 Friday) 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. Answer Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Morisson. This song is The End and the film is Apocalypse Now. Question 17 Identify the product in this ad and put funda. Answer 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) Answer 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 breakdowns. Identify this genre 1 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.