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Heat 4, 2015

Episode 4 of 13

The latest contest in the 2015 series of the wide-ranging music quiz, with Paul Gambaccini.

Competitors from London and West Sussex join Paul Gambaccini for heat four of the 2015 tournament. Among the musical topics Paul will be quizzing them on are Wagner, the witches in the musical Wicked, and what caused Mrs Mary Whitehouse to have a spat with 'Top of the Pops' in 1972.

The contenders will also have to choose a special musical subject on which to answer a set of individual questions, with no warning of what the topics are going to be. At stake is a place in the 2015 semi-finals.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Earl Scruggs, Jerry Scoggins & Lester Flatt

    The Ballad Of Jed Clampett

    • Rhino.
    • R2 78-231.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaeton Op 39

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 414-460-2.
  • The Kinks


    • SEECD-329.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No. 1 (fourth movement)

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 411 657-2.
  • Fleetwood Mac


    • Warner Bros.
    • 9362-45129-2.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orphee aux enfers - operetta in 4 acts

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Performer: Bonaventura Bottone. Performer: English National Opera Orchestra.
    • That's Entertainment.
    • CDTER 1134.
  • Rock & Roll Women

  • Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Piece Of My Heart

    Singer: Janis Joplin.
    • 474206-2.
  • Curved Air

    Back Street Luv

    • XRRTCD-71.
  • Patti Smith


    • Arista.
    • 07822-18827 2.
  • Witches' Brew

  • Henry Purcell

    Wayward sisters...But ere we this perform.

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, Cb Anthony Lewis. Performer: Monica Sinclair. Performer: St. Anthony Singers.
    • Decca.
    • 425-720-2.
  • Frank Sinatra


    • CAPITOL.
    • 497-0022.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Tre volte miagola la gatta in fregola

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
    • CDC 747954.
  • Wagner's Ring Cycle

  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold - Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Martti Talvela.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4151412.
  • Richard Wagner

    Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Ride of the Valkyries) from Die Walkure

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Performer: Birgit Nilsson. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Decca.
    • 421-887-2.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung)

    Conductor: Otto Klemperer. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • 7243 5 67893-2 6.

Today's competitors

DAMIEN DILL, a retired finance manager from East Grinstead in West Sussex

DAVID HARMAN, a freelance editor and former librarian from North East London

SIMON O'HAGAN, a journalist, also from London



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