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Heat 7, 2017

Episode 7 of 13

Paul Gambaccini is in the questionmaster's chair for the wide-ranging music quiz, with competitors from East Sussex, Essex and Nottingham.

Could you distinguish Grieg's piano concerto from Tchaikovsky's? And do you know your Coldplay from your Elbow? The contestants in today's Counterpoint heat will be very much hoping they can avoid such confusions, as they face Paul Gambaccini's questions on every aspect and era of music.

As well as proving the breadth of their general musical knowledge, they'll be asked to pick a topic on which to answer specialist questions, from a list of categories for which they've had no chance to prepare.

The winner will take another of the places in the series semi-finals coming up in September.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Programme Seven

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Offenbach

    Barcorolle (Tales of Hoffman)

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Demon Music Group Ltd.
    • LTDMG-002.
  • Blondie


    • n/a - unreleased.
    • n/a.
  • Barry Manilow

    New York City Rhythm/On Broadway

    • Decca.
    • USUM71616334.
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch

    The Beggar's Opera: Cease Your Funning

    Conductor: Peter Holman. Performer: Catherine Bott.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67115.
  • Bill Withers

    Grandma's Hands

    • 491961-2.
  • Hazel O’Connor

    Will You?

    • A&M.
    • 396-943 2.
  • American Composers

  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: New York Philharmonic.
    • 431-6722.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Take care of this house [from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"]

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: Frederica von Stade. Performer: National Symphony Orchestra Washington.
    • CBS.
    • MK-44760.
  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess: a Symphonic Picture

    Conductor: Antal Doráti. Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 410 110-2.
  • A Waltz Through The Movies

  • Danny Elfman

    Waltz to the Death

    Performer: The Sinfonia of London Orchestra c Shirley Walker.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 925-977-2.
  • Alan Menken

    Beauty and the Beast (Finale)

    Composer: Howard Ashman. Performer: Emma Thompson. Performer: Audra McDonald.
    • Walt Disney.
    • D002531402.
  • Justin Hurwitz


    • La La Land.
    • LLLCD 1299.
  • The Summer of Sergeant Pepper

  • Procol Harum

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    • Sony Music.
    • USAM16702210.
  • Scott McKenzie

    San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)

    • VTDCD = 160.
  • Aretha Franklin & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


    • Warner.
    • 09274-70542.

Today's competitors

EDDIE ALEXANDER, a primary school teacher from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex

BRYAN McALLEY, a former prison governor from Brighton

DIANE VEALE, a retired civil servant from Nottingham.


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