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#RPOatHome: It's a mighty contest between Copland and Shostakovich as two iconic works are revealed in this week's quiz. 
 
 
      

Fanfare for the Common Man was written in 1942 by Aaron Copland, inspired by a speech made by American Vice President Henry A. Wallace in that same year. Did he say it was the:
Day of the common man
Year of the common man
Decade of the common man
Century of the common man
Copland used the fanfare as the main theme for which of his later pieces?
First movement of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Fourth movement of the Third Symphony
Appalachian Spring
Lincoln Portrait
Which prog-rock band in 1977 wrote an adaptation of Fanfare for the Common Man?
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Jethro Tull
Yes
Pink Floyd
Copland grabs the audience's attention at the beginning of Fanfare for the Common Man with instruments from the percussion section. Which instrument does not appear in the fanfare?
Bass Drum
Timpani
Snare Drum
Tam-Tam
In Fanfare to the Common Man, what instrument first plays the melody?
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Named Leningrad in 1924 following the death of Vladimir Lenin, Shostakovich’s home city is now known by what name?
Moscow
Kiev
Vladivostok
St Petersburg
Rejected by the Russian military due to his poor eyesight, Shostakovich served as what during World War II?
Fireman
Postman
Farmer
Doctor
Shostakovich had the score for his Seventh Symphony microfilmed and smuggled out of Russia to the West. Following performances broadcast by the BBC and by US radio station NBC in the summer of 1942, Shostakovich appeared on the cover of which magazine?
Punch
Time
Cosmopolitan
National Geographic
In his spare time Shostakovich loved sport. What did he become qualified as?
Football referee
Cricket umpire
Personal trainer
Tennis Coach
How many symphonies did Shostakovich compose altogether?
7
9
12
15
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