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! pic.twitter.com/VdLxkNec
ECOresponse: Answer provided by #ECOThursdayQuizmaster Paul Sherman @DBassology