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Can you answer these questions about women of the classical world?

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Beethoven's 'Fuer ___'
Percy Grainger's '____ on the Shore'
Christmas Eve ballet of which Clara is the heroine
Tempestuous Argentinian pianist Martha ____
La Stupenda, soprano Dame Joan ____
19th c virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Wieck ____
Pelléas and ____ , Debussy's only completed opera
Schubert's song cycle Die Schoene Muellerin (The Fair Maid of the ___)
Mozart opera baddie Die Koenigen der Nacht (The ____ of the Night)
Celebrated Boston pianist and composer ____ Beach
Pseudonym of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, French writer best known for her association with Chopin
Alice Goodman wrote the libretto for John Adams' opera about this president.
Early German composer ____ von Bingen
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Kiwi soprano Kiri Te Kanawa is one of few classical artists who belong to this ethnic group.
Though they never met, Nadezhda von Meck supported this composer financially and had a long, intimate epistolary relationship with him.
Controversial Richard Strauss opera which features the Dance of the Seven Veils
18th century composer and keyboardist Nannerl ____
Wanda Landowska and Rosalyn Tureck were known for playing Bach on this instrument as well as on the piano.
Composer whose Symphonie Fantastique sprang from his obsession with actress Harriet Smithson
Tragic heroine of Henry Purcell's opera adapted from Book IV of Vergil's Aeneid
Haydn's Symphony 85, 'La Reine' ('the ____'), so called because it was a favorite of Marie Antoinette
Jacqueline du Pré's instrument
Notebook for Anna Magdalena ___
Heroine who sings 'Vissi d'arte' ('I lived for art')
Les ____, loose group of 20th c French composers with whom Germaine Tailleferre was affiliated

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