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Semi-Final 3, 2016

Episode 12 of 13

The last of the 2016 semi-finals of the challenging music quiz, with one remaining final place at stake. Paul Gambaccini asks the questions.

Elgar, Monteverdi, the Eagles and the music of 1970s science fiction shows are among the topics the competitors are required to know something about in the last of this year's semi-finals.

Paul Gambaccini asks the questions, in the contest which will decide which of the 2016 heat winners will take the one remaining place in the grand Final next week. Every point counts - and, as always, part of the challenge will be to select a musical 'specialist subject' from a list of five, of which the competitors have had no prior warning.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Dormo ancora o son desto - Return of Ulysses

    Performer: Christoph Prégardien. Performer: Rene Jacobs , Concerto Vocale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 901427 29.
  • Simpson

    Theme from Blake's 7

    • VIRGIN.
    • VTDCDX-262.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody

    Conductor: Hugo Alfvén. Performer: The Royal Opera Orchestra, Stockholm.
    • Swedish Society.
    • SCD 1003.
  • Jackson Browne

    Take It Easy

    • CDANGE-01.
  • Edward Elgar

    In Moonlight

    Performer: Piers Lane. Performer: Vellinger String Quartet.
    • EMI.
    • CD EMX 2229.
  • Jet Harris & Tony Meehan


    • Castle.
    • CNC 4022-2.
  • Musical Biopics

  • Mario Lanza

    Loveliest Night Of The Year

    • RCA.
    • 7432 118574-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto in D minor, K466

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
    • 825-127-2.
  • Cole Porter

    The Physician

    Performer: Julie Andrews.
    • 20TH CENTURY.
    • 07822-11009 2.
  • American Presidents

  • Paul Hodge

    Lie To You from Clinton The Musical

    Performer: Clinton Musical Cast.
    • Ghostlight.
    • B0169PLOM2.
  • John Williams

    The 1960s - The Turbulent Years Nixon OST

    • Hollywood records.
    • B000000OF7.
  • William Himes

    Amazing Grace

    Performer: Barack Obama.
  • Sunrise Sunset

  • Richard Wagner

    Gotterdammerung - Zu Neuen Taten

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • DECCA.
    • 414-1152.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    The Sun Won't Set

    Music Arranger: N/A. Performer: Members of the Cast.
    • TRING.
    • TRING-001.
  • Richard Strauss

    Im Abendrot

    Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 411-052-2.

Today's competitors

TIM ADKIN, a solicitor from Nailsworth in Gloucestershire

MIKE COOPER, an education and training consultant from Totton in Hampshire

JOHN GRANT, a voluntary worker from West London.


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