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Rafael Kubelík: Quiz

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Question 1: Kubelík was born in Býchory, Bohemia, ________, today's Czech Republic.
Holy Roman EmpireAustria–HungaryOttoman EmpireGerman Empire

Question 2: Kubelík's complete discography is enormous, with music ranging from ________ through Jan Dismas Zelenka, with recordings both in the studio and in concert.
Malcolm ArnoldMichael TippettSymphony No. 6 (Arnold)William Walton

Question 3: His complete cycle of ________'s symphonies (recorded from 1967 to 1971 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) is widely regarded as one of the essential Mahler sets.
Bruno WalterGustav MahlerLorin MaazelRichard Strauss

Question 4: He defected during a trip to the ________.
WalesCanadaUnited KingdomEngland

Question 5: But after the ________ coup of February 1948, Kubelík left Czechoslovakia, vowing not to return until the country was liberated.
Communist stateCommunismSocialismMarxism

Question 6: He was invited back by the regime in 1966 but again refused; in 1968, after the ________ had ended by the Soviet invasion, he organized an international boycott, in which most of the major classical artists of the West participated.
Prague SpringIron CurtainEastern BlocComecon

Question 7: Of his Mahler, ________ remarked, "I often thought I was missing something in Mahler until I listened to Kubelík.
Pierre BoulezIsaac SternDaniel BarenboimOlivier Messiaen

Question 8: In 1963, Maestro Kubelík remarried, to the Australian ________ Elsie Morison (b.
Voice typeSopranoOperaFach

Question 9: He had flown there to conduct Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he had been engaged on the recommendation of ________ (whom Kubelík had assisted in this work at the 1937 Salzburg Festival).
Albert SchweitzerBiodynamic agricultureBruno WalterWassily Kandinsky

Question 10: Bertlova died in 1961 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in ________, where the couple then lived.
DenmarkLithuaniaArmeniaSwitzerland







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