Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Baldassaro » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:09 pm

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

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:48 pm

Completely correct.

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

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Baldassaro » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:00 pm

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?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dannygraver » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:27 pm

As a guess "Longfellow", he's the only American poet I can think of without straining my little grey cells!

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:04 pm

Or if not Longfellow, then Whitman.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Baldassaro » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:42 am

Right second time. It was the Good Grey Poet. Apparently, the third most-set American poet after Longfellow and Emily Dickinson.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Delacroix's The Death of Sardanapalus was based on a work by which poet?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:36 pm

Delacroix did lots of stuff inspired by Lord Byron. Could it be he?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:46 am

It could indeed be Byron, and it is.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:53 am

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"?


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