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Episode 13

Counterpoint, Series 26 Episode 13 of 13

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 July 2012

The 2012 series of the music quiz reaches the Final, with Paul Gambaccini asking questions on all varieties of music. The three contestants have come through every stage of the competition so far with flying colours: but the range of their musical knowledge will be rigorously tested in this Final stage.

As usual the questions encompass the classics, film music, show tunes, jazz, and six decades of rock and pop. The Finalists, who come from Swindon, London and Chelmsford, will each be hoping they'll be the one to lift the 26th Counterpoint champion's trophy.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.


    JILL GOODWIN, from Swindon, retired from the insurance industry;

    MICHAEL PITWOOD, a retired civil servant from Walthamstow in London;

    DAVID SHERMAN, a civil servant from Chelmsford.


    Round One
    Schubert: 'Die Forelle' ('Trout' Quintet) - opening (Paul Lewis et al)
    Ali Farka Toure: 'Diaraby' from Talking Timbuktu
    C.P.E.Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor - Finale
    Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.76 No.3 - slow movement (Amadeus Quartet)
    Stockhausen: Stimmung - Model 2 (Theatre of Voices/Paul Hillier)
    Brian Wilson: 'You Still Believe in Me' (Anne Sofie von Otter)

    Portrait Of A Lady
    Eric Clapton/Jim Gordon: 'Layla' (Derek & The Dominos)
    Debussy: Preludes - Book I No.8 'La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin'
    Puccini: Tosca - Act I 'Recondita armonia'

    Music Fit For A King
    Handel, arr. Harty: Water Music Suite - No.5 'Allegro deciso' (Philharmonia c.Karajan)
    Lerner/Loewe: Camelot - 'How To Handle A Woman' (Richard Burton from Original Broadway Cast recording)
    Bernstein: 'Prelude, Fugue & Riffs' (Benny Goodman/Columbia Jazz Combo c.Bernstein)

    Novels Set To Music
    Prokofiev: War and Peace - Overture (Kirov Theatre Orch & Chorus c. Gergiev)
    Janacek: String Quartet No.1 - 1st movement (Gabrieli Quartet)
    R.Strauss: Don Quixote - opening(Paul Tortelier/Dresden Staastkapelle c.Kempe)


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