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Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Don’t think too hard, it might bring the roof down…

This opera tells the story of the Babylonian captivity with a sultry brew of longhaired strongmen, scheming ladies, and some pretty steamy dancing. Things might not go well for our hero once his girlfriend learns the secret of his strength. But he still has a trick up his sleeve, and his captors have danced their last exotic dance…

Music Heard On This Episode

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 3: Allegro con Brio
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti, cond. — Symphony 3: Eroica (Capitol, 1993)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 3: Allegro con Brio
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti, cond. — Symphony 3: Eroica (Capitol, 1993)
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Richard Strauss: A Hero's Life: The Hero; The Hero's Adversaries
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan — Don Quixote; Ein Heldenleben; Symphonia Domestica (EMI Europe Generic, 2005)
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Jules Massanet: Le Cid: Oh, Sovereign
Rolando Villazon, t/Philharmonic Orch of Radio France/Evelino Pido, cond. — Rolando Villazon - Gounod · Massenet Arias (EMI Classics, 2005)
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Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: Excerpts
Kirov Orchestra & Chorus/Valery Gergiev, cond. — Scythian Suite; Alexander Nevsky (Philips Import, 2003)
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Richard Wagner: Twilight of the Gods: Siegfried's Funeral March
London Philharmonic/Adrian Boult, cond. — Wagner: The Key to Classics (Capitol, 1994)
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Franz Schubert: Atlas; Her Image; The Fishermaiden
Thomas Quasthoff, baritone/Justus Zeyen, piano — Schwanengesang; Vier Ernste Gesange (Deutsche Grammophon, 2001)
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Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid: Celebration; Billy's Death; The Open Prairie
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein, cond. — Bernstein Century - Copland (Sony, 1997)
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Laurie Anderson: O, Superman
Laurie Anderson — Unknown (Unknown, 1981)
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George Frideric Handel: Hercules: Where Shall I Fly?
Jennifer Larmore/Chamber Orch of Lausanne/Jesus Lopez-Cobos, cond. — Where Shall I Fly (Elektra / Wea, 1995)
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Danny Elfman: Batman: Main Title; Rooftop Fight
Studio Orchestra — Batman: Original Motion Picture Score (Warner Bros / Wea, 1989)
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Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson & Delilah: Bacchanale
Detroit Symphony/Paul Paray — French Opera Highlights (Philips, 1991)
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Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony
Nashville Symphony Orch/Giancarlo Guerrero, cond. — Metropolis Symphony (Naxos American, 2009)
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David Bowie & Brian Eno: Heroes
David Bowie — "Heroes" (Virgin Records Us, 1999)
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