The Great Composer Quiz – July 27, 2020
This time it’s a Quiz with mixed feelings. This Great Composer’s only child was born the same month as the first performances of his orchestral masterpiece and it was not born without labor pains. At one performance, which he conducted, there were hisses intermingled with shouts of “Bravo” which lasted ten minutes after the work, and even continued as the next performer took his place on stage and tried to play. Our Great Composer made his own assessment of the work, saying it would take its place “either to the left of Schumann, or to the right of Chopin.” So who was this new father of ambiguous sounds, this Great Composer?