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Heat 4, 2018

Paul Gambaccini asks the questions as another three music lovers bid to become the musical mastermind of 2018.

Russian ballet, classic Motown, contemporary opera and the music of this summer's Royal Wedding all crop up among the questions facing today's competitors. Paul Gambaccini is at the Radio Theatre to put them through their paces and determine who takes another of the 2018 semi-final places. As always, it will be the contestant whose knowledge best covers the wide range of musical genres in the toughest music quiz of them all.

Taking part today are:
Nicholas Brann, a finance director from London
Jeremy Pearce, a solicitor and business consultant, also from London
David Sherman, a hospital catering administrator from Chelmsford.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Four

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • WHS 5692452.
  • Joan Armatrading

    Me Myself I

    • A&M.
    • 397 122-2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker no.12 Divertissement - Dance of the Mirlitons

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nicolas Economou.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4498162.
  • Francesco Sacrati

    Pur ti miro

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Performer: City of London Baroque Sinfonia.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • VM561-783.
  • Jackie Wilson

    You Keep Me Hangin' On

    • Teledisc.
    • TELCD 32.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra from The Gadfly

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
    • Decca.
    • 483 2948.
  • Life On The Ocean Wave

  • Claude Debussy

    Le Mer - De L'aube a Midi Sur La Mer

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn.
    • HMV Classics.
    • HMV-5723092.
  • Marillion


    • EMI.
    • CDP-746160 2.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Pirates of the Caribbean Main Theme

    Composer: Klaus Badelt. Conductor: Nic Raine. Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen.
    • SILCD-1181.
  • A Classical Music Zodiac

  • Richard Strauss

    Don Quixote

    Conductor: Rudolf Kempe. Performer: Max Rostal. Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • EMI.
    • CDC7478652.
  • Léo Delibes

    Flower Duet from Lakme

    Performer: Joan Sutherland. Performer: Jane Berbié. Performer: Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra. Performer: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA.
    • 436-305-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium

    Performer: Charles Dutoit. Performer: The London Sinfonietta Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Various Artists.
    • Decca.
    • 4144602.
  • Operas With Happy Endings

  • Orchestra & Chorus of the Welsh National Opera

    For He's Gone And Married Yum-Yum

    Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • TELARC.
    • CD--80284.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3 - "Ist ein Traum"

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDM-7634522.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hansel und Gretel - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Decca.
    • 421 112-2.


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