Knowledge Cards, Name That Composer

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The music of the great masters is immediately recognizable. The haunting call of a clarinet, a mass of brass, a sarcastic salute from the piano—without hesitation you name that composer. Just as distinctive are their lives, whether spent touring the world or cloistered in the court of a duke, and the shape their music took to suit their experience. Can you name the composer whose grandest symphony is often performed by as many as 1,000 singers and instrumentalists? What about the composer whose cantata celebrates Hiawatha? This deck of 48 cards goes beyond the kings of classical music to include Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and many women composers.