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"Galop" from The Comedians


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Musical Jokes

Even though classical music is sometimes referred to as "serious music," a lot of times it just isn't. Serious, that is -- classical composers wrote some very funny music.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which family of musicians liked to write musical jokes?




2.Who wrote the Surprise Symphony?

Franz Joseph Haydn

Robert Schumann

Franz Schubert

Aaron Copland

3. Peter Schickele plays musical jokes under the name of

Chris Rock

Papa Haydn

P.D.Q. Bach

Flanders and Swan

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