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Semi-Final 2, 2018

Paul Gambaccini welcomes the second trio of semi-finalists competing for a place in the 32nd Counterpoint Final.

Could you name the Samuel Barber opera that won a Pulitzer Prize and was revived at Glyndebourne this year? Or the group in which jazz legends Courtney Pine and Cleveland Watkiss started their careers? Paul Gambaccini has these and plenty of other questions from the musical world, for the three semi-finalists lining up today at the Radio Theatre in London.

They are:
Trevor Collins, a former costume designer from North London
Michael Rixon, a technology entrepreneur from Hampton Wick in London
David Sherman, a hospital catering administrator from Chelmsford.

A place in the 2018 Counterpoint Final awaits the winner.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Semi-Final Two

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Samuel Barber

    Vanessa - opera in 4 acts Op.32

    Performer: Timothy Brown. Performer: Cambridge University Chamber Choir.
    • Gamut.
    • GAM-CD 535.
  • k.d. lang

    Constant Craving

    • SIRE/WB.
    • 7599-268402.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Streets Of Philadelphia

    • Columbia.
    • 478-555 2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Espagna, Op 165 - No 2, Tango

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • 0946-3416822.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem In Alium

    Performer: Kronos Quartet.
    • 7559-79242 2.
  • Billy Preston

    Space Race

    • A&M.
    • 4932932.
  • Money (That's What I Want)

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Act I, Scene 1: Questa o quella

    Performer: Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala.
    • Presto.
    • RRC9012.
  • Barrett Strong

    Money (That's What I Want)

    • UNCUT.
    • 2004-09.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Money Won't Change You (Part 1)

    • 7567-81818-2.
  • Romeo & Juliet

  • Nino Rota

    Ai giochi addio

    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti.
    • DECCA.
    • 475-0002.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Gee, Officer Krupke

    Composer: Stephen Sondheim. Performer: Russ Tamblyn & The Jets.
    • Sony.
    • SMK-48211.
  • Devries

    Romeo & Juliet

    Composer: Hooper. Composer: Craig Armstrong. Performer: Craig Armstrong. Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDSAD-3.
  • Requiems, Memorials & Funeral Music

  • Henry Purcell


    Conductor: Jeremy Summerly. Performer: Oxford Camerata.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.553129.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem (Tuba mirum)

    Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Performer: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 901620.
  • Herbert Howells

    Take him, earth, for cherishing - motet

    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67914.


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