What Classical Composer Are You?

Usually it’s Az or the inexhaustible Aerchie who posts these things, but perhaps as an apology for the twee Christmas programming, Classical WETA offered up this quiz and I took it.

You are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You epitomize the work hard-play hard philosophy. You excel in your chosen field through a combination of exceptional talent and crazy hard work. (People have probably had to force you to take a vacation more than once.) Yet, you’re also the life of the party wherever you go – you’ve got a great sense of humor and a distinct sense of style. While this means you can occasionally come off as a bit stuck-up or irresponsible, pretty much everyone wants to be your friend.

I’m not sure about this, but I always had a soft spot for Mozart as a person. On the other hand, I’ve already lived 22 years longer than he did. It’s hard to know what to think about this. Would I rather still be alive, or leave the world knowing I had the kind of talent that is better than “fuck you” money?

What Classical Composer Are You?



12 thoughts on “What Classical Composer Are You?

  1. I got Bach, with the happy information that I will never be appreciated in my lifetime. On the other hand, he got laid at least enough times to have all those freaking kids, so there’s that to look forward to.

  2. You are Ludwig van Beethoven. You like to push boundaries and are never satisfied with the status quo. Setbacks motivate you to find more creative solutions and your determination is admirable. Occasionally seen by others as irascible or stubborn, your gruff demeanor hides a surprisingly compassionate heart. You’re a little bit lonely and don’t make friends very easily, but you’re extremely loyal to those you care about. Thoughtful and focused, you’re more likely to take a walk in the woods to sort out your problems than talk to someone about them.

    That’s me! 🙂

  3. Well, let’s work through these. Don, you at least resemble Mozart in having your own internal drummer and a fondness for the ladies in all their variety. I had never thought of Az as Beethoven but, except for the woods (how far do you have to go from Sevilla to find woods?), that all sort of fits. Spiders, I think you should take it again: Tchaikovsky was famously high-strung and kind of a wuss, really (apparently he never recovered from losing his mother, as if it doesn’t happen to everyone, cf. Claudius first speech in Hamlet, mutatis mutandis), while I think of you as someone who wouldn’t start a bar fight but would likely be able to end it. TES, I can only infer that your sense of humor put you in the Mozart paddock. He was a delightfully snarky fellow.

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