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Classical Notes: April 22, 2011 Archive

Your Own Opera Quiz

Posted at 9:03 AM on April 22, 2011 by Rex Levang

On the Metropolitan Opera quiz, they regularly have vocal identification questions -- listen to the recording and identify the singer.

The folks at nprmusic.org have something similar. It's actually made more complicated since you need to ID not only the singer, but his or her photograph.

Your Wagner quiz is here.

The Short Version: Smoke and Fog

Posted at 9:30 AM on April 22, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

The official observance of Earth Day began in 1970. But an ancient city with pollution problems noted in the 13th century--and which coined the word long associated with murky L.A. skies--says: what took you so long?