ECO Thursday Quiz on Twitter – QUESTION 1 and QUESTION 2

QUESTION No 1 : ‘Brevity, clarity, truth’.  Which opera composer said this to his librettist?

FIRST CORRECT ANSWER : Verdi.  From @maddalena73

ECOresponse : Absolutely right! Verdi said it to Antonio Somma who was preparing a libretto for an opera of King Lear

QUESTION NO 2:    ‘Who wrote the first piece of music to be commissioned by the BBC? And what was the piece?’

CORRECT ANSWER:  The first BBC music commission was Holst’s choral ballet Morning of the Year in 1926.  Holst inscribed a score of his choral ballet The Morning of the Year to the English Chamber Orchestra’s founder Arnold Goldsbrough!

ECOresponse: Answer provided by #ECOThursdayQuizmaster Paul Sherman @DBassology


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