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Heat 1, 2019

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Paul Gambaccini welcomes the first of the competitors in the 2019 tournament of the wide-ranging music quiz.

The 33rd season of Radio 4's eclectic music quiz gets under way with three competitors hoping their musical knowledge could take them all the way to the Counterpoint title in the autumn. Paul Gambaccini's questions range from favourite symphonies to Hollywood musicals, and from classic pop and soul to opera and cantatas. As always the competitors will be asked to pick a musical topic on which to answer their own individual questions, with no prior warning of the subjects and no chance to prepare.

Taking part today are:
Alex Denman, a copywriter from Bristol
Neil Morgan, an airline pilot from Hampshire
Rufus Stilgoe, a writer from South London

Producer: Paul Bajoria

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Sat 7 Sep 2019 23:00

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Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme One

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Snow Patrol

    Chasing Cars

    • Fiction.
    • CHASING-1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Forza del Destino Overture

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Performer: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano.
    • EMI.
    • CDC-747485/87 2.
  • David Gilmour

    Wish You Were Here

    • EMI.
    • CDEMDL-732.
  • Karl Jenkins

    He Had A Dream Elegy for Martin Luther King

    Conductor: Karl Jenkins.
    • EMI Classics / Warner Classics.
    • #5099908437.
  • Deborah Kerr

    I Whistle A Happy Tune

    • CAPITOL.
    • ZDM-764693 2.
  • Richard Wagner

    To The Evening Star

    Performer: Pau Casals.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67831.
  • Composers Who Died Young

  • Purcell

    Funeral March Queene Anne

    Conductor: George Guest. Performer: Symphonie Sacrae.
    • Decca.
    • B00000E3DO.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

    Performer: Willard White. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • CDC-754325 2.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

    Performer: Malcolm Sargent. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Royal Choral Society.
    • EMI Records.
    • ---.
  • Oscar-Winning Musicals

  • Justin Hurwitz


    Performer: Justin Hurwitz.
    • La La Land.
    • LLLCD 1299.
  • Queen Latifah

    When You're Good To Mama

    • EPIC/SONY.
    • 510532-2.
  • Barbra Streisand

    Don't Rain On My Parade

    • Sony.
    • 5063582.
  • Feline Groovy

  • Léo Delibes

    Sylvia - suite from the ballet

    Performer: Felix Slatkin. Performer: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
    • EMI Records.
    • CDM-7 63737 2.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Magical Mr Mistoffelees

    Performer: Paul Nicholas/Stephen Hill Singers.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • VSOP-CD 176.
  • David Bowie

    Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

    • CDP-7 46002 2.


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