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Semi-Final 1, 2019

Episode 10 of 13

Paul Gambaccini hosts the general knowledge music quiz, with contestants from all over the UK competing to become Radio 4's musical mastermind for 2019.

The Counterpoint Semi-Finals for 2019 are under way, with the nine heat winners across this series returning to compete for places in the Final. Can you remember the name of the colourful starring soprano at the Last Night of the Proms this year? Or who won the 2019 Mercury Music Prize? If our competitors can't, the Final may be slipping from their grasp.

Back to compete today are:
Nick Reed, a local government clerk from Masham in North Yorkshire
Stephen Smith, a psychologist from Eastleigh in Hampshire
Greg Spiller, a retired software engineer from Stockport.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

22 days left to listen

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint - Semi-final One

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Madeleine Peyroux

    You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

    • ROUNDER.
    • 0602249-82235836.
  • Dave

    Funky Friday

    • Universal.
    • 19075835312.
  • Mario Nascimbene

    The Vikings

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • LEGEND.
    • CD-9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Der Engel (Wesendonck Lieder)

    Performer: Gerald Moore. Performer: Kirsten Flagstad.
    • 586-326 2.
  • Clean Bandit & Ellie Goulding


    • Atlantic.
    • 0190295552572.
  • Edward Elgar

    Lux Aeterna

    Performer: VOCES8.
    • Decca.
    • 478 8053.
  • For The Birds

  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Stool Pigeon

    • Island.
    • IMCD-113.
  • André Messager

    Dance Of The Two Pigeons (The Two Pigeons)

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    • Classics For Pleasure.
    • 5 86178 2.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Le Merle Noir

    Performer: Matthew Schellhorn. Performer: Soloists of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Signum Classics.
    • SIGCD-126.
  • Songs With Spoken Introductions

  • Prince

    Let's Go Crazy

    • Warner Bros.
    • 8122-74272 2.
  • Mel Brooks

    Der Guten Tag Hop Clop (The Producers)

    Performer: Matthew Broderick. Performer: Nathan Lane. Performer: Will Ferrell.
    • 82876-759802.
  • Johnny Cash

    The Man Comes Around

    • MERCURY.
    • 986 133-5.
  • Prince

  • Hugh Jackman & Nicole Kidman


    • 7567-839982.
  • Prince

    Under The Cherry Moon

    • Paisley Park.
    • 9253-952.
  • Prince & Sheena Easton

    U Got The Look

    • Warner Bros.
    • 8122-74272 2.


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