PERCY’S POSERS

Evergreen - - Summer 2018 -

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.

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