Who Wrote That? A Music Quiz
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of dining with a delightful group of music lovers who are regular listeners to Classical 101.
As we chatted and ate, something one of them did reminded me of a famous Charlie Chaplin from his silent film The Gold Rush, in which he stuck rolls on the end of a pair of forks and proceeded to make them do a little improvised ballet, like a pair of oversized shoes at the end of some spindly legs. Â
One of my dining companions stated that Chaplin was a favorite of his, which prompted me to mention the music he had written. Â His reply, “I didn’t know Charlie Chaplin had written music” prompted me to revisit his music, written mostly for his own films. Â The trailer seen above contains his most widely-known compositionÂ Smile,Â from the 1936 film Modern Times.
When this quiz showed up, it offered several surprises. Â See how you do, then let me know of other unlikely composers you have encountered.
You can see that famous scene below. Â You’ll find the quiz here.