Great Composer Quiz – April 24, 2020

This time it’s a Quiz about learned frugality. This Great Composer was born into a land-owning family, meaning that his family was not rich but well-off. However, our Great Composer’s father, the family breadwinner, died five weeks before our Great Composer’s birth. He was raised by his mother, along with his four older siblings, and by the time he came of age the family fortune had dwindled to next to nothing. The upside to this misfortune is that our Great Composer learned how to save his money. And when he died he had a fortune of his own, partly because he lived frugally, and indulged in only one luxury – collecting works of art and fine violins. So who was this thrifty man with a huge stash of cash, this Great Composer?

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