Great Composer Quiz – May 12, 2020

This time, it’s a Quiz about hiding from war, but war catching up to you. When war came to the country of this Great Composer, he left the city and escaped to where one of his brothers lived, and then traveled to a neutral country where he took up a teaching post and stayed there to avoid the violence back home. His first pupil was a man who would himself become a Great Composer in time, though not nearly as great as our Great Composer. The music of some of his colleagues reflected the turmoil. but not our Great Composer’s. Instead of producing elegies and patriotic odes, he kept on keepin’ on. So who was this man waiting out the war, this Great Composer? Extra hint: May 12 is his birthday.

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