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#RPOatHome: This will keep you buzzy during National Insect Week, so lets not forget these little bugs which have often influenced composers.

The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Which member of the royal family is turned into a bumblebee by a magic swan?
Tsar
Queen
Prince
Princess
Many composers have been inspired by Goethe's Faust. Which one of these composers has not written a "Song of the Flea"?
Benjamin Britten
Modest Mussorgsky
Ludwig van Beethoven
Hector Berlioz
Béla Bartók's From the Diary of a Fly was inspired by many recordings he made travelling through remote regions of Eastern Europe and North Africa with an Edison recording machine strapped to his back. What nationality was Béla Bartók?
Serbian
Hungarian
Croatian
Bulgarian
In Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Wasps, the main theme of the piece is derived from old English folk tunes, but what type of scale creates the main theme?
Pentatonic
Diminished
Chromatic
Freygish
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote the music for the 1955 film The Gadfly. The Romance from the suite was originally composed for which solo instrument?
Viola
Cello
Violin
Flute
Renaissance composer Josquin Des Prez wrote a piece for four voices depicting which insect?
Cricket
Dragonfly
Moth
Hornet
La Cucaracha, the cockroach, was popular in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution but from which country does this folk song originally derive from?
Poland
Spain
France
Germany
Madam Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini is an opera based in which Japanese city?
Tokyo
Nagasaki
Kyoto
Fukushima
Robert Schumann was just twenty years old when he completed a chain of miniature dance pieces for solo piano. The dances were named after which insect?
Bluebottle fly
Dragonfly
Butterfly
Ladybird
The Spider's Banquet, a ballet composed by Albert Roussel, includes many different insects. Which insect does not make an appearance in this piece?
Ants
Dung beetle
Mayflies
Stag beetle
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