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Answers to Quiz 7 prepared by Ann Davis

1. Who was Comfortably Numb in 1979? (Apart from me, that is!)

Pink Floyd – check it out:

2. What is immediately unusual about Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto?

It opens with the solo piano – not the orchestra. Look at this recording for multi-tasking in action!:

3. What is Dolly Parton’s middle name?


4. What’s a strathspey?

Slow and stately Scottish reel dance

5. What is Ludwig von Köchel most famous for?

Cataloguing Mozart’s music and assigning a K-number to each piece

6. What is a tamtam?

A gong

7. Edward Elgar was on the board of directors of which football team?

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (question especially included to please Steve – a season ticket holder!)

8. What is Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell better known as?

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

9. In which movie were Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing cheek to cheek?

Top Hat

10. The film Shine is based on the life of which pianist, played by Geoffrey Rush?

David Helfgott (and the climax is his performance of the Rachmaninov’s 3rd piano concerto)

The winners, once again, Jean and Peter – just tipping James into 2nd place by one point.

Mella has been challenged by Ann to prepare the next quiz, which will be on the Blog later today.

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24 may 2020

Thank you, Ann, and very well done to Jean & Peter!

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