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Heat 1, 2017

Episode 1 of 13

Paul Gambaccini is back for another season of the evergreen music quiz, covering the musical spectrum from Bach to Beyonce.

Paul Gambaccini welcomes the first of the competitors in the 2017 season of Radio 4's music quiz, who this week come from London, Exeter and Sunderland. Whether it's Beethoven or Bowie, Kiri te Kanawa or Kraftwerk, there's always something to suit every taste and no shortage of intriguing musical extracts. The contestants are tested on their range of musical general knowledge, as well as being asked to choose a musical subject on which to answer individual specialist questions, from a list of which they've had no advance warning. Today's winner will go forward to the semi-finals in September.

28 minutes

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Sat 8 Jul 2017 23:00

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Music Played

  • Programme One

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Holle Rache

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Lisa Batiashvili.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 88697285852.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6: Act IV - Allegro

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3758122.
  • Billy Joel

    Just The Way You Are

    Performer: Jessye Norman. Performer: John Williams.
    • Philips.
    • 422 401-2.
  • David Bowie from 'The David Bowie Story'

  • Ne-Yo & Rihanna

    Hate That I Love You

    • Def Jam.
    • Hatecj-1.
  • John Williams

    Summon The Heroes

    Performer: Boston Pops Orchestra.
    • SK-62622.
  • Electronic & Ambient

  • Kraftwerk

    Trans Europe Express

    • Capitol.
    • CDP 7-46473 2.
  • Brian Eno

    Final Sunset

    • Virgin Records.
    • ENOCDX-9.
  • Aphex Twin

    To Cure A Weakling Child

    • Warp.
    • Warp-094.
  • Mahler

  • Gustav Mahler

    Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection (First movement)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 453 037-2-G TA 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde - Von Jugend

    Conductor: Otto Klemperer. Performer: Fritz Wunderlich. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDC-7472312.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Mahler: Symphony No 1, Final Mvt

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 427-3032.
  • Musical Statues

  • Billie Holiday

    I Cover The Waterfront

    • CMD-24012.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Donna e Mobile

    Performer: Caruso.
    • RCA.
    • RL-11749.
  • Frank Zappa

    Stairway To Heaven

    • Warner.
    • USZPE1200607.

Today's competitors

DR MAX ESPENSEN, a medicinal chemistry researcher from London

RACHEL MARSHALL, a publishing consultant from Exeter

DAVE TAYLOR, a retired transport manager from Sunderland.



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