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

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

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