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The Final, 2019

Episode 13 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 cream of this year's competitors face Paul Gambaccini's questions in the contest to decide the 2019 Counterpoint champion. They'll be tested on their knowledge of music of all varieties, with 80s pop, Broadway musicals, Hollywood film scores and 19th century opera all in the mix. The winner will take home the trophy and become the 33rd person to be named Counterpoint champion since the quiz began in the 1980s.

The Finalists are
Alan Franklin, a retired librarian from Fulham in London
Nick Reed, a local council clerk from Masham in North Yorkshire
Brian Thompson, a retired schoolteacher from Liverpool.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

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Music Played

  • Counterpoint - The Final

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Martha and the Muffins

    Echo Beach

    • 4888252-NA.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk Title Music

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • 417-347-2.
  • Michael Tippett

    Concerto for Double String Orchestra

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus.
    • Teldec Classics.
    • 4509-94542-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Fruhling (Four Last Songs)

    Performer: Jessye Norman. Performer: Kurt Masur. Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Philips.
    • 411-052-2.
  • Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

    I Will Wait For You

    • DECCA.
    • 421-264-2.
  • Peter Heidrich

    Happy Birthday Variations: nach Joseph Haydn

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559-79657-2.
  • Round Britain's Coast

  • Katherine Jenkins

    Ar Lan Y Môr

    • Right Bank.
    • GBEKZ0300203.
  • Mike Oldfield


    • Virgin.
    • CDMOC-1.
  • Arnold Bax


    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Down The Pub

  • Hector Berlioz

    Fugue Sur Le Theme De La Chanson (La Damnation De Faust)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • LSO0008.
  • Giuseppe Verdi


    Performer: Chor der Wiener Staatsoper. Performer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • cbs.
    • cd-42535.
  • Claude‐Michel Schönberg

    Master Of The House

    Composer: Herbert Kretzmer. Performer: Sacha Baron Cohen.
    • Universal.
    • 3724585.
  • Music for Soaps & Sitcoms

  • Franz Waxman

    Theme from Peyton Place

    • Four Pack.
    • MCVAR 136.
  • Angry Anderson


    • Union Square Music Ltd.
    • DRIVEBX2.
  • Judi Dench

    A Fine Romance


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