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Postby GreatCarouser » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:01 pm

Italian composer?
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Postby Catmando » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:32 pm

Is the composer John Field from Ireland?
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Postby bignaf » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:55 pm

GreatCarouser wrote:Italian composer?


20. no (maybe not so obvious :twisted: ).
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Postby bignaf » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:56 pm

Catmando wrote:Is the composer John Field from Ireland?


according to my sources Ireland was not one of the axis powers in WWII. :twisted:
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Postby Catmando » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:07 pm

Carl Czerny?
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Postby bignaf » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:47 pm

Catmando wrote:Carl Czerny?


21. no
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Postby bignaf » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:49 pm

recap: composer born in country that was an axis power in WWII, country doesn't border the rhine, and its currency is the Euro. not Italy.
composer born between 1774 and 1800. not known primarily as an opera composer.
the piece is for solo voice and piano. not on the CD called "Charlotte Church"
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Postby navneeth » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:36 am

What constitutes 'bordering a river'? ( Don't add this question to the 30Q :P )
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Postby Shapley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:08 am

Navneeth:

According to Wikipedia, the following nations border the Rhine:

Germany, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

Also: the Following Nations were Axis powers in World War II:
Germany
Italy
Japan
Bulgaria
Croatia
Finland
Hungary
Romania
Slovakia
Thailand

Thus we can exclude Italy (per Bignaf), Germany (borders the Rhine), Japan and Thailand (not European), Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia (Currency is not yet the Euro).

I believe that leaves only Finland.

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Postby Shapley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:20 am

I can find only Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838) who fits the bill, but he does not appear to have composed anything for piano and voice, so I'm at a loss.
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Postby navneeth » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:27 am

Thank you, Shapley. I've been using the same lists.

I think I was confused for the following reasons:

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe. A common definition includes Denmark, mainland Norway and Sweden. Sometimes Finland is included, even in official contexts, although since the rise of Scandinavism in 1850s, this inclusion divides opinions in all of the respective states.


And Finland was not in my list of MAJOR powers, let alone Axis powers, involved in the World Wars.
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Postby Shapley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:48 am

And Finland was not in my list of MAJOR powers, let alone Axis powers, involved in the World Wars.


Valid point. I looked at three lists of Axis powers. The first listed Germany, Italy, and Japan as major Axis powers, and included Finland with the minor powers, the second did not differentiate between major and minor powers. The third list lumped Thailand (which was not on the first two) and Finland together in a seperate listing of 'also-rans'. :D

My best recollection of history was that Finland was as much a player as the other 'minor' powers, Croatia, et. al. However, browsing the Wikipedia entry on the military history of Finland during World War II leaves that open to debate.

I'm wondering if Bignaf did not mean one of the other countries, such as Hungary, which have agreed to adopt the Euro, but which has not become the official currency yet. (I believe Hungary officially adopts the Euro in 2007, Croatia and Slovakia later, 2008 or 2010, I'd have to Google it again to be sure).

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I double checked - it is Slovenia that adopts the Euro in 2007, Hungary does not adopt it until 2011 or later.
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Postby Shapley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:13 am

I guess I could point out that Austria was an Axis power by virtue of its' being a part of Germany at that time. However, since it borders the Rhine, it would not fit the bill.

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Postby Catmando » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:05 pm

Slavic composer?
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Postby bignaf » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:19 pm

ok, I mislead you, so here's a freebie. It's Austria.

and, you're wrong. wikipedia doesn't say Austria borders the rhine. it says Austria is included in the "basin countries" of the rhine. which means a small part of Austria drains into the Rhine. the Rhine itself begins in Awitzerland.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:22 pm

Schubert?
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Postby bignaf » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:24 pm

22. yes Schubert.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:30 pm

Was Schubert's composition created prior to Beethoven's premiere of the "Choral" 9th Symphony?
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Postby navneeth » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:57 pm

This guy seems to have written nothing but for voice and piano!

Major scale?
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Postby Shapley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:14 pm

Bignaf,

This is what I found on the Rhine in Wikipedia:

Switzerland
The Rhine's origins are in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, where its two main initial tributaries are called Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein. The Vorderrhein (anterior Rhine) springs from Lake Tuma near the Oberalp Pass and passes the impressive Ruinaulta (the Swiss Grand Canyon). The Hinterrhein (posterior Rhine) starts from the Paradies glacier near the Rheinquellhorn at the southern border of Switzerland. One of the latter tributaries originates in Val di Lei in Italy. Both tributaries meet near Reichenau, still in Graubünden.From Reichenau, the Rhine flows north as the Alpenrhein passing Chur and forming the frontier with Liechtenstein and then Austria, and then emptying into Lake Constance. Emerging from Lake Constance, flowing west as the Hochrhein it passes the Rhine Falls and is joined by the Aare river which more than doubles its water discharge to an average of nearly 1,000 cubic meters per second. It forms the boundary with Germany until it turns north at the so-called Rhine knee at Basel.
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