The Great Composer Quiz – July 14, 2020
This time, it’s a Quiz about being rewarded for the sweat you put into your work. Yale University conferred upon this Great Composer an honorary doctorate. He was forty-nine years old and had written only four of his seven symphonies. He once took a lengthy sauna with his principal rival as a symphonist, and he told his rival that what he most admired about the symphony was its “severity of style and the profound logic that [creates] an inner connection between all the motifs.” So who was this Dr. of music talking theory while wearing a towel, this Great Composer?