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Heat 8, 2018

Another three music lovers join Paul Gambaccini for the challenging quiz about music of all genres and all eras.

The long-established music quiz comes from the BBC's Maida Vale studios this week, with the contestants facing Paul Gambaccini's questions on everything from Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky to Michael Jackson and prog-rock. A semi-final place awaits the winner, and a chance to compete in the Final at the BBC Proms for the 32nd Counterpoint title.

Taking part are:
Ralph Barnes, a civil servant from Cheltenham
Gordon Ridout, an actor from London
Michael Rixon, a technology consultant from Hampton Wick in London.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Eight

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Dean Friedman


    • MCCD-036.
  • Martin Jones

    Andante Cantabile

    • Nimbus.
    • NI-5292.
  • Clannad

    Harry's Game

    • STVCD-115.
  • Ron Grainer & His Orchestra

    Old Ned ('Steptoe and Son' Theme Tune)

    • PYE.
    • 7N-15411.
  • Renata Tebaldi

    If I Loved You

    • Decca.
    • 452 456-2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije Suite - Troika

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Erich Leinsdorf.
    • Gold Seal.
    • GL-42698.
  • Tom, Dick & Harry

  • Dick Van Dyke

    Chim Chim Cheree

    • DSMCD-459.
  • Thomas Adès

    The Tempest

    Performer: Cyndia Sieden. Performer: Kate Royal. Performer: Simon Keenlyside. Performer: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Toby Spence.
    • EMI.
    • 50999-69523427.
  • Blondie

    Long Time

    • BMG.
    • 538263402.
  • Star Trek's Musical Enterprise

  • William Shatner

    Rocket Man

    • Cleopatra Music.
    • B005M75Q4Q.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Star Trek The Motion Picture - End Title

    • 9833-812.
  • Barbra Streisand & Chris Pine

    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face

    • SONY.
    • B01GKJQN8C.
  • DJs On Disc

  • Kenny Everett

    Captain Kremmen

    • DJM Records.
    • DJS 10810.
  • Godley & Creme

    This Sporting Life

    • Edsel Records.
    • DIAB 8058.
  • Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra & Seal


    • Universal.
    • PTCICD2.


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