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Semi-Final 2, 2019

Episode 11 of 13

Paul Gambaccini hosts the general knowledge music quiz, with contestants from all over the UK competing to become Radio 4's musical mastermind for 2019.

Another trio of heat winners joins Paul Gambaccini to decide which of them will go forward to the 2019 Final. Which musical ensemble was founded by William Christie in 1979? And which contemporary composer has released a sequence of seven classical recordings this year inspired by a walking tour in the Alps? The competition is fierce at this stage and the semi-finalists will need to trawl their knowledge of every genre of music in order to stay afloat.

Taking part today are:
Mark Sautter, an accountant from West London
Harry Shaw, a student from Cheltenham
Brian Thompson, a retired schoolteacher from Liverpool.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

8 days left to listen

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Semi-final Two

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D Major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • EMI.
    • CDC-7477952.
  • Gregory Porter & Julie London

    Fly Me To The Moon

    • Decca.
    • NFI.
  • Members of the Cast


    • Sony Classical.
    • SMK-60848.
  • Hans Zimmer


    • Sony Classical.
    • 88985461482.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Bad Reputation

    • Mercury.
    • Cd 842434-2.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tales From The Vienna Woods

    Performer: Liberace.
    • Easy Listening.
    • not known.
  • Americans In Paris

  • Max Steiner


    Performer: The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra.
    • CD-8235022.
  • Frank Sinatra

    My Heart Stood Still

    • REPRISE.
    • 901-009-2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Seguidilla (Carmen)

    Performer: French National Radio Orchestra. Performer: Georges Prêtre. Performer: Maria Callas.
    • EMI Classics.
    • CDM-5664662.
  • Queen At The Movies

  • Queen

    Who Wants To Live Forever

    • Parlophone.
    • CDPMTV-2.
  • Anne Hathaway

    Somebody To Love

    • Hollywood Records.
    • 2061-62441-2.
  • Queen

    You're My Best Friend

    • EPIC.
    • MOODCD-27.
  • Heaven & Hell

  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius

    Performer: Hallé Choir. Performer: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Performer: John Barbirolli. Performer: Hallé. Performer: Ambrosian Singers.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
    • CDCFP-4548.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    One More Angel In Heaven

    Composer: Tim Rice. Performer: Jason Donovan. Performer: Original London Cast and Orchestra.
    • RSO.
    • 2394-103.
  • Jacques Offenbach


    Performer: Ernest Ansermet. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 2386-7029.


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