How many of these 10 musical questions can you answer correctly?
1. Who wrote 104 numbered
symphonies? 2. Which tenor did Caruso describe as
the best in the world? 3. Who was known as “The
Uncrowned King of Light Music”? 4. Which Australian bass- baritone became a worldwide celebrity during the first half of the 20th century? 5. Which female British singer grossed the largest cinema box- office figures during the Thirties? 6. Which male British singer grossed the largest cinema box- office figures during the Thirties? 7. What is the longest running West
End musical? 8. Who wrote The Planets? 9. Which musical mogul was known
as “The Master”? 10. Which flamboyant conductor once asked a lady, whose face he recognised but could not place, “... and what is your husband doing these days?” to which she replied, “Oh, he’s still the King!”
This lively and witty conductor championed Mozart but especially Delius. He also founded the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. ( See question 10.)
This West End musical ( see question 7), premiered at the Barbican then transferred to the Palace ( above), and is currently at the Queen’s.