The Great Composer Quiz – August 5, 2020
This time, it’s a Quiz about knowing when to be quiet and listen. This Great Composer reportedly was a big talker. Ideas, jokes, opinions, words flowed from his mouth continuously, it seemed, as he gestured wildly. Another Great Composer said of him, “[He] is impossible; there’s no doubt that he’s an intelligent person, but he never stops talking. You can’t talk all the time.” And a prominent critic of the day said, “He talked incredibly much and rapidly . . . He talked continuously and always of himself, of his works, of his reforms, his plans.” So who was this man with the gift of gab, this Great Composer?