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  • Welcome to another episode of TwoSet Violin.

  • We're filming a video, but it's quite late,

  • so, we're not going to be yelling or screaming.

  • Today, we will be watching some...

  • University students

  • as they attempt to answer quiz questions...

  • About classical music.

  • It's a BBC show and they're just,

  • you know, normal college students.

  • So, they're not classical musicians.

  • We are classical musicians.

  • Let's see if we can answer the questions.

  • - I know. - I hope we get them right.

  • It'd be embarrassing if we don't, right?

  • For your music starter,

  • you'll hear a piece of classical music.

  • 10 points if you can identify the composer, please.

  • Ooo, I think Clegg got it.

  • And Russell's like, "I have no clue."

  • It's a piano concerto obviously.

  • I'm pretty sure it's Rachmaninoff, right?

  • - Probably. - Rach 2.

  • I think.

  • Done. Lock it in, Rach.

  • St. Jone's, Clegg.

  • Ravel.

  • Nah.

  • Aww...

  • He tried.

  • Oh, he seems so confident too.

  • That's definitely not Ravel. It's too thick for Ravel.

  • It's too thick and romantic.

  • Ravel's more like colorful luscious.

  • Not thick juicy luscious.

  • Yeah, french, right.

  • - Oui, oui. It's more... - It's more oui, oui, less dasvidaniya.

  • Like, you can definitely tell it's a Russian style.

  • No. You can hear a little more, Peterhouse.

  • Powell's like...

  • - "I don't listen to classical music." - Powell's like -

  • "Why are you guys looking at me?"

  • Peterhouse, Powell.

  • Elgar.

  • Nah.

  • Did Elgar even write a piano concerto?

  • - Not that I know of. - Doesn't sound like Elgar.

  • It sounds too happy to be Elgar.

  • - I don't know, Elgar's pretty depressed and like sad. - Nimrod, right?

  • The violin concerto is like...

  • No one really plays it.

  • No, it's Rachmaninoff.

  • Ohh.

  • - I'm so glad I got it. - Dude, Clegg is like, "oh, damn it."

  • I thought it was Ravel.

  • One of his variations on

  • the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. So...

  • That's why! I was like it's not the concerto.

  • Of course. This is the Paganini theme.

  • He wrote a variation on dadaradadara~

  • But that movement he inverts it.

  • You know this, right?

  • He goes...

  • - Of course. - Dandandararadan!

  • Daradadan~

  • You are going to hear three more works that are

  • - variations on themes by other composers. - Is this still classical? It is.

  • This time, however, you will hear the original work as well.

  • - In each case, you'll hear the original work first. - Okay, okay. Let's see if we get it.

  • Followed by the variation.

  • - I'll need your two answers in that order, please. - This is...

  • - This is hard for people that don't listen... - It's actually very hard.

  • Like, if they get it wrong it's fine, I guess.

  • - Dadadadandan~ - Dadandan~

  • *Singing the melody*

  • I think it's Beethoven?

  • *Singing the melody*

  • Beethoven 7, right?

  • - Yeah, I think so. - Second movement.

  • I love how like Clegg is conducting.

  • He's like that, moving...

  • Dude, all his teammates are like,

  • "come on, Clegg, come on, Clegg."

  • If it's not Ravel, it must be Debussy.

  • There's a piano variation on...

  • - I actually don't know the piano. - I don't know the piano one.

  • I reckon Liszt or Chopin wrote it.

  • Beethoven and Haydn.

  • What?

  • Beethoven is right,

  • - but how could Haydn write it - - Haydn is before Beethoven.

  • Haydn came before Beethoven.

  • And that was much too romantic to be Haydn.

  • If it is Beethoven and Haydn,

  • I will perform all Paganini 24 caprices, live stream.

  • That's how confident I am that it is not Haydn.

  • No, it's Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

  • Schumann!

  • It's Schumann.

  • But he got half a point.

  • - He got the Beethoven. - That's impressive.

  • Secondly...

  • Oh, opera, man.

  • - Dude, nah, I'm out. - I don't know.

  • - But I'm gonna guess. - I'm out.

  • Pavarotti.

  • It sounds Italian.

  • Like Verdi.

  • - Yeah, Verdi. - But, let's hear the language.

  • Does it sound italian?

  • Dude, I do not know, it just sounds European to me.

  • Sanna, help.

  • - I don't know any opera. - I'm going to guess Verdi.

  • But, I have no idea, I'm probably wrong.

  • - We wouldn't even be able to win this show. - I know...

  • Dude, this is so hard.

  • The piano style sounds like Liszt or Chopin.

  • - Cause it's very good embellishments. - It's quite...

  • - Babababadadadad, the octaves sound like Liszt to me. - Yeah. Sowood is just out of it.

  • "Let me know when it's the math questions again."

  • "I didn't practice enough in my childhood."

  • - Liszt and Mozart. - Mozart and Liszt.

  • Oh, Mozart and Liszt.

  • It could be, could be.

  • No, it's Bellini and Liszt.

  • - Bellini! Bellini sounds Italian! - Ooo... Bellini...

  • Dude, I don't even know who Bellini is.

  • You know those audio tests?

  • - I don't remember Bellini. - Or whatever.

  • Italian opera composer.

  • I remember there's all these like...

  • Pieces you had to memorize.

  • - We did have to memorize some music. - And Bellini was there, I remember Bellini.

  • But we got the Liszt and I'm glad I could tell it was Italian.

  • And finally...

  • What's with all the opera?

  • Oh, I know this though!

  • Lala~

  • - You know, do you know this? - Pavarotti.

  • - Singing it. - It's not... Probably.

  • - Every dude is Pavarotti. - Pavarotti.

  • All right, the piano is definitely not Liszt.

  • They're saying Chopin.

  • It doesn't sound like Chopin to me, but I could be wrong.

  • I mean, they're quite educated guesses.

  • Yeah, it's better than Ravel.

  • Yeah.

  • - I don't know. - Let's see.

  • Yeah, let's just see.

  • Mozart and Chopin?

  • Correct!

  • Oh, nice.

  • - It was! - Impressive.

  • - It does seem like Britten. - Britten.

  • But this is so hard for these guys.

  • - I don't even know. - It's hard for us.

  • Open, Crawford.

  • Benjamin - Benjamin Britten.

  • Benjamin Britten is correct.

  • - How did he know? - My man!!

  • We're not going to be yelling...

  • Dude, look at him.

  • He looks like my professor at music uni.

  • Your music bonuses are three more operas

  • that include roles for children.

  • I simply want you to identify the composer in each case.

  • Firstly, identify this French composer.

  • Why are they all opera, man?

  • - I know! - That's like literally the one I don't know.

  • My first thought was Bizet cause he writes...

  • - Oh, Bizet, I forgot about Bizet, yeah. - He writes opera.

  • - But I don't... - I'm already lost now, let's see.

  • But this doesn't sound like Carmen.

  • Poulenc.

  • Poulenc.

  • Delibes.

  • *Gasp*

  • Delibes, I forgot about Delibes.

  • No, it was Debussy.