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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:09 pm
by Baldassaro
Here is where it helps to have gone to the Ford Madox Brown exhibition in Manchester before Christmas.

Ford Madox Ford (ne Hueffer) was the grandson of Ford Madox Brown

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:48 pm
by NickM
Completely correct.

It was seeing the exhibition that prompted me to set the question.

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:00 pm
by Baldassaro
Thanks Nick.

Works by which American poet were set to music by Frederick Delius, Charles Ives, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Kurt Weill, amongst many others?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:27 pm
by Dannygraver
As a guess "Longfellow", he's the only American poet I can think of without straining my little grey cells!

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:04 pm
by NickM
Or if not Longfellow, then Whitman.

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:42 am
by Baldassaro
Right second time. It was the Good Grey Poet. Apparently, the third most-set American poet after Longfellow and Emily Dickinson.

Over to you...

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:59 pm
by NickM
Delacroix's The Death of Sardanapalus was based on a work by which poet?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:36 pm
by davidmfay
Delacroix did lots of stuff inspired by Lord Byron. Could it be he?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:46 am
by NickM
It could indeed be Byron, and it is.

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:53 am
by davidmfay
Which Brahms work did Bernard Shaw describe as one of those experiences that "no man should be compelled to sit through twice in a lifetime"?