The Great Composer Quiz – August 4, 2020

Time’s up, pencils down, the Great Composer coined the oft-repeated line, “Whatever is not boring is not English,” a twist on the old French phrase, “Whatever is not clear is not French.” Being a piano player himself, he could not abide the widespread use of pianos in the UK. “England is so surrounded by the boredom of conventionalities, that it is all one to them whether music is good or bad, since they have to hear it from morning till night.” The answer is Frederic Chopin, who voiced his objection to the English using music to sell things.

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