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‘St Anthony of Padua’s Sermon to the Fishes’ can be heard in which collection of songs, written in 1899?

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Mahler’s 'Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn'

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Correct! The story goes that when the residents of Rimini in Italy wouldn't sit and listen to his sermon, St Anthony went to the sea shore and preached to the fish - who all listened attentively.

Schubert's 'Wintterreise'

Debussy's 'Ariettes oubliées'

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Who are the two best-known residents of Catfish Row, Charleston?

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Tony and Maria

Porgy and Bess

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Correct! Gershwin's opera 'Porgy and Bess' was first performed in 1935 and it was based on the novel 'Porgy' by DuBose Heyward

Zelda and Scott

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How old was the violinist Jennifer Pike when, in 2002, she became the (then) youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition?

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12

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She was 12 years old when she won

14

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‘Fish in the Unruffled Lakes’ is the title of a song, using a text by WH Auden, for high voice and piano composed by whom in 1937?

Response:

Frank Bridge

Herbert Howells

Benjamin Britten

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Correct! The first verse of the poem is: 'Fish in the unruffled lakes/ Their swarming colours wear,/ Swans in the winter air/ A white perfection have,/ And the great lion walks/ Through his innocent grove;/ Lion, fish and swan/ Act, and are gone/ Upon Time’s toppling wave.'

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This fine fish, below, shares its name with the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Who is said maestro?

fish

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Benjamin Zander

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Correct!

Gustavo Dudamel

Riccardo Muti

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Which Puccini opera features a character called ‘The Tench’ (Il Tinca) who works on the Seine?

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Suor Angelica

Tosca

Il Tabarro

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Correct! He's a stevedore in this opera, which is the first part of Puccini's triple bill 'Il Trittico'

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Which 1990s BBC comedy, starring Stefanie Cole and Graham Crowden, had the last movement of Schubert’s Trout Quintet as its theme tune?

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Birds of a Feather

One Foot in the Grave

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It was 'Waiting for God' which ran from 1990-1994

Waiting for God

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Which fish swim around ornamentally in Debussy’s Images for solo piano – inspired, it’s believed, by a Japanese lacquered panel?

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Clownfish

Goldfish

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Correct! The piece is called 'Poissons d'or'

Angelfish

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We’ll banish all Sorrow, and sing till tomorrow, And angle and angle again’ wrote 17th-century English composer Henry Lawes. Whose words was he setting?

Response:

Ben Jonson

Robert Herrick

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It was Izaak Walton, whose best known work, 'The Compleat Angler' was published in 1653.

Izaak Walton