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Heat 2, 2019

Episode 2 of 13

Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for another contest of eclectic musical general knowledge, with competitors from Dublin, London and Cheltenham.

Which title provided hits for both Bruno Mars and Billy Joel even though the songs were different? Which book by F Scott Fitzgerald has recently been on stage in the UK as a ballet version? And who was the first musician ever to be honoured with their own entire set of commemorative Royal Mail stamps?

You can find the answers to these and many other musical questions with Paul Gambaccini in this week's Counterpoint contest. Three amateur music lovers join Paul to compete for a place in the series semi-finals later in the year - and possibly for a chance to lift the 33rd annual Counterpoint trophy. As always, they'll have to prove the breadth of their musical knowledge and answer individual questions on a special topic of which they've had no prior warning.

Taking part today are:
Dan O'Malley, an IT project manager living in Dublin
Lucy Reynolds, a doctor and fitness instructor from London
Harry Shaw, a student from Cheltenham

Producer: Paul Bajoria

25 days left to listen

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Two

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Bill Whelan


    • Son.
    • RTE/BUA C-1.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse Macabre

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra c Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA.
    • 425-021-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts K.620

    Conductor: Karl Bohm. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Fritz Wunderlich.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 419 566-2.
  • Billie Eilish

    My Strange Addiction

    • Darkroom/Interscope Records.
    • N/A.
  • Nerina Pallot

    Crazy In Love

    • Sony.
    • 88697780-202.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra c Andrew Litton. Performer: Bryn Terfel.
    • London.
    • 448-1342.
  • Famous Classical Premieres

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite Of Spring - Dance Of The Earth

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
    • SMK 60694.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op.13

    Conductor: Eugene Ormandy. Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
    • SB2K63257.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No.1 in B flat minor

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • 5 56592-2.
  • Bells Are Ringing

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells

    Performer: Chorus of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 469-1782.
  • Frank Loesser

    If I Were A Bell

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald.
    • VERVE.
    • 517 535-2.
  • Jeff Lynne

    Across The Border

    Performer: Electric Light Orchestra.
    • Epic.
    • 489039 2*.
  • Hello Goodbye

  • Neil Diamond

    Hello Again

    • CAPITOL.
    • CDP-7 46026 2.
  • Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli

    Time To Say Goodbye

    • EMI Classics.
    • CDANGE-16.
  • Mel Brooks


    • SK-89646.


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