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Heat 7, 2016

Episode 7 of 13

Three more contestants join Paul Gambaccini to answer questions on music ranging from Rossini to Rod Stewart, in heat seven of the 2016 series.

Paul Gambaccini is joined by amateur music lovers from London and the New Forest for the seventh heat in the 30th anniversary series of Counterpoint. Their knowledge of a wide variety music will be put to the test, as always. They'll also have to be lucky in the crucial individual round, where the topics on which they have to answer specialist questions come as a complete surprise.

The winner will go through to the semi-finals, and will compete for a place in the 2016 Final which comes from the BBC Proms in September.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture: L'Italiana in Algeri

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 4232-182.
  • Sacha Distel

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    • TEMPLE.
    • TMPCD-033.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane Pour Une Enfante Defunte

    Conductor: Lorin Maazel. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDZ 7 62517 2.
  • Cyril Ornadel

    Edward The Seventh

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Polydor.
    • 2659 041.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    I'm Called Lazuli

    Conductor: James Holmes. Performer: Lesley Garrett. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen Records.
    • SILVAD3602.
  • Mike Oldfield


    • Mercury.
    • 5334637.
  • Tchaikovsky

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    1812 Overture

    Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Brass Band. Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
    • 429-984-2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin - Act 2 (extract)

    Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras. Performer: Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera. Performer: Neil Rosenshein.
    • EMi.
    • 5550042.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Danse Espagnole

    Performer: Charles Dutoit. Performer: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • DECCA.
    • 436-212 2.
  • Musical Monopoly Board

  • Elton John


    • Polydor Uk Ltd.
    • 987-537 2.
  • Thomas Newman

    The Shawshank Redemption - End Titles

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen Records.
    • SILCD-1235.
  • Kraftwerk

    The Model

    • Virgin.
    • VTCD-15.
  • Rod Stewart

  • Python Lee Jackson

    In A Broken Dream

    • YRNRCD-72.
  • The Temptations

    I Wish It Would Rain

    • WD-72385.
  • Rod Stewart

    The Motown Song

    • 7599-26598-2.

Today's competitors

JOHN GRANT, a voluntary worker from Hanworth in west London

ALASTAIR SMITH, a retired consultant haematologist from the New Forest in Hampshire

JANE WALLACE, a music promoter from London


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