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Heat 5, 2016

Episode 5 of 13

Paul Gambaccini tests the music knowledge of three more competitors in the fifth heat of the 2016 series.

What was the name of the record label set up by Prince in 1985? Which British composer created the Poldark TV theme music? One of the earliest successes of the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was a musical portrayal of which British King?

Paul Gambaccini welcomes another three amateur music lovers to the fifth heat of the 2016 Counterpoint contest, at London's Maida Vale studios. He'll be testing the breadth of their musical knowledge across the usual wide range of styles and eras. They'll also have to choose a topic on which to answer individual specialist questions, with no prior warning of the subject categories. At stake is a place in the semi-finals and a chance to go forward to the 30th anniversary Final at the BBC Proms.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Eight Songs for a Mad King

    Performer: Julius Eastman. Performer: The Fires of London / Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Unicorn.
    • dkpcd-9052.
  • Gordon Lightfoot

    If You Could Read My Mind

    • 8122-782872.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Danse de la Fée-Dragée

    Performer: Rodolfus Choir.
    • Herald.
    • HAVPCD 242.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Double Indemnity

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • RCA.
    • GD-80911.
  • Status Quo

    Down Down

    • 982-4179.
  • Anne Dudley

    Poldark - soundtrack

  • A Bunch Of Fives

  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 4

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI Classics.
    • cmd-7640152.
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Take Five

    • CBS.
    • CDCBS-62068.
  • Bizet

    Nous Avons entete une affaire! ACT II Carmen

    Conductor: André Cluytens. Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of The Opera Comique, Paris.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7243-565320-2.
  • Sondheim On Stage & Screen

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Comedy Tonight

    Performer: Zero Mostel & Company.
    • Bay Cities.
    • BCD 3002.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sooner Or Later

    Performer: Madonna.
    • SIRE.
    • WX-351.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Losing My Mind

    Performer: Dame Edna Everage.
    • Fynsworth Alley.
    • 3020621012.
  • Double A Sides

  • Sir Cliff Richard

    The Next Time

    • EMI.
    • CDP-792426 2.
  • Paul McCartney

    C Moon

    • Parlophone.
    • CDPMTV-1.
  • Elton John

    Candle In The Wind (1997 Version)

    • Mercury.
    • PTCD 1 / 568109-2.

Today's competitors

KEITH LEEMING, a learning and development manager from Coventry;

HAYDEN PARKER, a house-husband from Ashington in Northumberland;

RICHARD PEDERSEN, a retired civil servant from North London.


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