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Episode 4

Counterpoint, Series 27 Episode 4 of 13

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 27 May 2013


Paul Gambaccini welcomes four more musically-minded contestants to the wide-ranging quiz on all aspects and genres of music.

In heat four of the 2013 competition, the contestants are from London, Bury St Edmunds and Berkhamstead. They'll have to demonstrate a wide knowledge of music in all its variety, as well as specialising in a musical topic of which they've had no prior warning. Will they prefer questions on Verdi, or on Paul Weller?

The winner will take a place in the semi-finals in July.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.


    E.C. GOH, an editor from London;

    ADAM HARVEY, a music hire librarian from Bury St Edmunds;

    RICHARD WYBORN, a hospital radio and community radio volunteer from Berkhamstead.


    Round One

    Alan Braden: 'Up Pompeii' Theme

    Fahrenkrog-Petersen/Karges: '99 Luftballons' (original German version) - Nena

    Brahms: 'Academic Festival Overture' - Chicago SO/Solti

    Dmitri Tiomkin: 'The Green Leaves of Summer' - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen 

    Elgar: The Kingdom - Prelude - Halle Orch/Elder 

    Jon Anderson: 'Wonderous Stories' - Yes


    Paul Weller

    Weller: 'Going Underground' - The Jam

    Weller: 'Have You Ever Had It Blue?' - The Style Council

    John Creaux (Dr John): 'I Walk On Gilded Splinters' - Paul Weller



    Rigoletto, Act IV - 'Bella Figlia'

    Otello, Act II - 'Credo in un dio crudel'

    Il Trovatore, Act II - 'Vedi! Le fosche notturne' ('Anvil chorus')


    Classical Music At The BBC

    Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Act II - Lucy Crowe as Sophie

    Tavener: The Protecting Veil - Yo Yo Ma/Baltimore SO/Zinman

    Vaughan Williams: 'Silent Noon' - Alice Coote


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