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Heat 8, 2019

Episode 8 of 13

Paul Gambaccini chairs the quiz that tests contestants' knowledge of music in all its varieties, with plenty of musical anecdotes and extracts to identify.

In the 1960s, which film musical did the BBC include in its planned TV schedule for screening in the weeks after a nuclear attack? In Sting's song An Englishman In New York, who is the Englishman referred to? And what's the name of the British magazine published since 1981, devoted entirely to heavy metal music?

Paul Gambaccini has these and many other diverse questions lined up for today's Counterpoint contestants. A place in the 2019 semi-finals awaits the winner. As always, as part of the quiz, they will each have to choose a special subject on which to answer a set of individual questions, with no prior warning of the categories on offer.

Taking part today are:
Tim Footman, a writer and editor from Croydon
Nick Hutchings, a computer programmer from Redhill in Surrey
Mark Sautter, an accountant from West London.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Eight

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • The Fisherman’s Friends

    Keep Hauling

    • Universal-Island Records Ltd..
    • digital download.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    14 Songs, Op 34, 'Vocalise'

    Performer: Emma Johnson.
    • ASV.
    • CD DCS-238.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 35 in D, K385, 'Haffner'

    Performer: English Baroque Soloists.
    • Philips.
    • 422 419-2.
  • The Crusaders & Randy Crawford

    Street Life

    • Warner Dance.
    • WSM CD-165/3.
  • Peter Schickele

    Last Tango In Bayreuth

    Performer: Gurzenich Fagottquintett.
    • Musikproduktion.
    • MD&G L3379.
  • Sting

    Englishman In New York

    • DECCA.
    • 2742537-NA.
  • Literary Anthology

  • Lana Del Rey

    Young and Beautiful

    • Polydor.
    • 3736051.
  • Original Dodger & Romina Johnson

    Movin' Too Fast

    • NOW.
    • CDNOW-45.
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Red Right Hand

    • WARNER.
    • 9362-46079 2.
  • Precious Things

  • The Jam


    • Polydor.
    • 537-4232.
  • John Barry

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Performer: Chaka Khan. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Earthsongs.
    • 06076-87524-2,.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

    Performer: Philharmonique de France.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 479 5189.
  • Operatic Duets For Two Sopranos

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Flower Duet (Madama Butterfly)

    Performer: Anna di Stasio. Performer: Renata Scotto.
    • EMI.
    • CDCFP-4582.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Evening Prayer (Hansel & Gretel)

    Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Performer: Lucia Popp.
    • Decca.
    • 455 063-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Se Viver Non Degg'io (Mitridate, Re Dei Ponto)

    Performer: Martene Grimson. Performer: Rebecca Bottone.
    • Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
    • 8869710-6462.


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