The Great Composer Quiz – November 20, 2020

This time, it’s a Quiz about expressing your dislike succinctly. Poison pencils ready. When this Great Composer did not like something he often showed it sardonic mockery. He kept a list of dislikes, including

Ornamented singing
Overpaid singers
Commercial-minded theater managers
Inexpressive music

These and others, our Great Composer considered as “parasites of the music world.” Once, when he heard a work he disliked, our Great Composer wrote, “I blush as though ashamed. Observing me, one might imagine that I had received an unpardonable affront. My entire organism strives to reject the impressions received.”
So, who was this man of strong opinions, this Great Composer?

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