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Heat 5, 2019

Episode 5 of 13

Paul Gambaccini chairs the quiz that covers every style of music from Gregorian chant to hip-hop. Today's contest comes from MediaCity in Salford.

Paul Gambaccini welcomes three amateur music lovers to MediaCityUK in Salford, where their knowledge will be put to the test in the latest heat of the eclectic quiz. Verdi operas, the Halle Orchestra and a big band arrangement of a song by Genesis are just some of the topics that crop up this week. The winner today will win through to the semi-finals later in the series and stand a real chance of lifting the trophy as the 33rd BBC Counterpoint champion.

Taking part today are
Mike Harrington, a retired chemistry teacher from Rochdale
Elainne Lawrie, a solicitor from Chester
Greg Spiller, a retired software engineer from Heaton Mersey in Stockport.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

17 days left to listen

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Five

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • The Phil Collins Big Band

    That's All

  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers.
    • Avie.
    • B07F7TYRRH.
  • The Soggy Bottom Boys

    I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

    • Mercury Records.
    • 008817006925.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 5, 'Emperor'

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • n/a.
    • n/a-n/a.
  • Pippa Evans & Colin Sell

    I Dreamed A Dream

  • Mike + the Mechanics

    The Living Years

  • Ella Fitzgerald

  • Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    Basin Street Blues

    • Black Lion.
    • BLCD-760128.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Mack The Knife

    • Verve.
    • 5194642.
  • Natalie Cole

    A-Tisket A-Tasket

    • VERVE.
    • PROMO-001.
  • Operatic Swan Songs

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot, Prelude

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 414274-2.
  • Richard Wagner

    Nur Eine Waffe Taugt! (Parsifal)

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
    • 9031 74448-2.
  • Dame Nellie Melba's Farewell Speech

    • HMV/EMI.
    • ALP-3787.
  • Sailing

  • Commodores

    Sail On

    • MOTOWN.
    • ZD-72222.
  • All About Eve

    Martha's Harbour

    • MERCURY.
    • 834 260-2.
  • Roger Whittaker

    The Last Farewell

    • MUSCD-003.


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