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Oscar Straus (composer): Quiz


Question 1: In 1939, following the Nazi ________, he fled to Paris and then to Hollywood.
AnschlussWorld War IIAdolf HitlerNazi Germany

Question 2: Straus' best-known works are Ein Walzertraum (A Waltz Dream), and ________ (Der tapfere Soldat).
Arms and the ManThe GuardsmanNelson EddyThe Chocolate Soldier

Question 3: Der tapfere Soldat (The Gallant Soldier, ________) – 1908
Nelson EddyThe Chocolate SoldierThe GuardsmanEin Walzertraum

Question 4: Oscar Straus at the ________
Amazon.comCDNOWBox Office MojoInternet Movie Database

Question 5: He studied music in ________ under Max Bruch, and became an orchestral conductor, working at the Überbrettl cabaret.

Question 6: When Lehár's popular ________ premiered in 1905, Straus was said to have remarked "Das kann ich auch!" (I can also do that!).
Der Graf von LuxemburgThe Merry Widow (ballet)LondonThe Merry Widow

Question 7: Oscar Nathan Straus (6 March 1870 – 11 January 1954) was a Viennese composer of ________ and film scores and songs.
OperaOperettaBallad operaSavoy opera

Question 8: However, he did follow the advice of ________ in 1898 about abandoning the prospective lure of writing waltzes for the more lucrative business of writing for the theatre.
Johann Strauss IIFrédéric ChopinFelix MendelssohnFranz Schubert

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