This Week’s Trivia: J.S. Bach

This week’s trivia SMS informed that J.S. Bach was imprisoned in 1717. What could he possibly have done wrong? Oh, he just got a new job, that’s all. His soon-to-be-former employer, the Duke of Weimar wanted nothing of it and tossed Bach in the slammer. Bach made good use of the time, however–he spent the month imprisoned working on Book One of the Well-tempered Clavier. Here’s a segment of Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1, No. 2

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This Week’s Trivia: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This week’s self esteem-busting trivia text message chronicled the fact that Mozart wrote over 30 symphonies between the age of 8 and 19. Crazy talk, right? Right. Another fun fact. His birth name was super long! Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Yup. Below is an excerpt from Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, written at the age of 8. To receive our free weekly trivia text messages, add your information to the red box in the right

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This Week’s Trivia: Igor Stravinsky

Do you get seasick? Igor Stravinsky didn’t. He got sea drunk. A big difference, he said! If you’re subscribed to our weekly trivia SMS, you saw his direct quote–“I never am seasick. Never. I am sea drunk.” We know and love Stravinsky for his ground-breaking and riot-inducing Rite of Spring. Another bit of trivia — though Russian-born, Stravinsky was a naturalized citizen of the United States *and* France! Are you itching to learn more? The

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