The Great Composer Quiz – April 29, 2020
This time it’s a Quiz about quickly adapting to circumstances. When this Great Composer made his professional performing debut, in Vienna, he was scheduled to play two of his own works, but the second was scratched from the concert at the last minute, too late for the printed program to be changed, because the orchestra didn’t like it. When it came time to perform the scratched work according to the concert program our Great Composer took to the stage himself and improvised on a theme from a popular opera of the day. So who was this man making it up on the fly, this Great Composer?