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Heat 5, 2015

Episode 5 of 13

Paul Gambaccini chairs heat five in the 2015 series of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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What was the name of Louis Armstrong's pianist wife who encouraged him to start his own band in the 1920s? And which musical instrument takes its name from the Greek for 'having a pleasant sound'?

These and many other questions face the competitors in today's fifth heat of Counterpoint, with Paul Gambaccini. The questions and extracts cover every era of the classical repertoire as well as film music, stage musicals, jazz, rock and pop. To win a place in the semi-finals the contestants will have to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge of music in general, as well as tackling specialist questions on a surprise musical topic.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Music Arranger: Jacques Loussier. Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    WACHET AUF

    Performer: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, C.B. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 74321-70931 2.
  • Louis Armstrong

    CABARET

    • MCA.
    • DMCL-1876.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 3 (1st mvt, opening)

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: New York Philharmonic.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • DG 427-329-2/330-2.
  • JUMP

    • POLYDOR.
    • 986-8948.
  • Stan Freberg

    JOHN AND MARSHA

    • CAPITOL.
    • CDP-7 91627 2.
  • Richard Rodgers

    South Pacific - musical

    Performer: Nellie Forbush.
    • Sony.
    • USRC15806982.
  • Victorian Composers

  • Eric Rogers Choir and Orchestra

    ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

    • Decca.
    • PFS4041.
  • Edward Elgar

    SALUT D'AMOUR

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orch Cb Lawrance Collingwood.
    • EMI.
    • CDB 7-62646 2.
  • Coleridge-Taylor

    ONAWAY:AWAKE,BELOVED (HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST)

    Performer: Richard Lewis.
    • EMI.
    • CDM-769689 2.
  • Pop's New Romantics

  • Visage

    Fade To Grey

    • na.
    • n-a.
  • Duran Duran

    GIRLS ON FILM

    • Mercury.
    • n-a.
  • Spandau Ballet

    To Cut A Long Story Short

    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
    • SONYTV-57CD.
  • British Musicals Before Lloyd Webber

  • LINDSAY, ROBERT AND CAST

    THE LAMBETH WALK

    • EMI.
    • CDP-09463512722.
  • Noël Coward

    Zigeuner

    Performer: Valerie Masterson.
    • THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT.
    • CDTER2-1160.
  • Lionel Bart

    OOM-PAH-PAH

    Performer: Georgia Brown.
    • RCA VICTOR.
    • 828765-14322.

Today's competitors

ANDREW CURRIE, a marketing consultant from Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan

JOHN MYHILL, a transport analyst from Duston in Northamptonshire

SIMON SURTEES, a careers advisor from London.

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