ACT Reading 2.7 Humanities Passage
ACT Reading 2.7 Humanities Passage. According to the passage, which of the following musicians made a significant impact on Schumann when he was only nine years old?
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passage a bit and zero in on the places where we see these guys' names.
Okay, now let's first take a look at (C) and (D).
The author mentions that Schumann cut his musical teeth on Mozart and Beethoven.
However, the passage doesn't say that either of these mega-famous composers were the ones
who first inspired little Schumann, so we can take both (C) and (D) out of the running.
We can also eliminate choice (A).
The passage does mention that Schumann flipped when he met Johannes Brahms <<yo-HA-niss brahms>>,
on whom he apparently had a total man crush.
However, this meeting didn't happen till much later in Schumann's life, so it couldn't
have been the thing that inspired him at the young age of nine.
It turns out (B) is the right answer.
Not only is Ignatz Moscheles <<ig-NAHTS mo-SHELL-iss>> the guy whose piano playing rocked Schumann's
nine-year-old world, he also wins the award for coolest name.
Which is stiff competition when you're going up against guys named Johannes, Ludwig, and Wolfgang.