Mondays with Murdock: Madcap Musical Mystery


I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.

~Charles-Pierre Baudelaire

I always loved classical music. Despite my complete and utter lack of actual musical talent, I still love the works of the great masters. Mozart. Beethoven. Telemann (anybody who listens to NPR will tell you that they play too much Telemann). Given a choice, I’ll almost always pick a classical music station over classic rock, jazz, or Big Band. It just puts me in a better mood.

Today’s challenge, P&Q Rangers, should you choose to accept it: identify the mystery composer based on a series of clues. As always, the winner will receive an awesome prize for his/her blog or Facebook page. Since I’m up against the clock today, let’s get this symphony started…

Clue #1: A statue of the composer near his birthplace:

Clue #2: The composer took music lessons from the brother of this famous musician:

#3: The composer’s father had this famous composer as a nephew through marriage:

Clue #4: A famous melody by the composer later served as the basis for “Let’s Dance” by this modern composer:

#5. An unfinished opera by the composer was laterย completed by this fellow countryman:

Clue #6: A piano arrangement of a famous piece by the composer

Remember…first correct answer gets the prize!

Coming later this week: first in our series of 33 Films, 33 Years reviews. You don’t want to miss it!

As always…if you enjoyed this post, be sure to click “Like” and subscribe so I don’t have to play any Rachmaninoff around here…

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on March 26, 2012.

13 Responses to “Mondays with Murdock: Madcap Musical Mystery”

  1. That’s Carl Maria von Weber, right?

    I, too, adore classical music, but I don’t listen to NPR much. Hence, my Telemann meter isn’t pegged out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Your posts are so clever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m stealing the answer I see above.

  4. […] so much for Marilag, and Howling Mad Heather for entering last […]

  5. I love Debussy, and Mozart. They’re my favorite. =)

  6. I like classical as well at times, but I had no clue on this one. Got me.

  7. Nice but since I read the answer above, I’m disqualifying myself!!!! I’m always late.

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