It’s NOT the World Cup of (largely) Classical Music:

This is the playlist of all the games in Group A.
Each team in each game in round one of the football World Cup represented by a [short] piece of music, the pieces matched up like they’re the games and then people listen and voted… winners at the bottom!

Group 1, game 1

  1. Qatar – Dana Al Fardan: Etat D’Ame
    Ecuador – Belen Vivero: The Ugly Duckling
  2. Senegal – Solo Cissokho: Toub
    Netherlands – Nicolas Vallet: Carillon de village

Games 2:

  1. QATAR – Wael Binali: Olive Moon
    SENEGAL – Joseph Bologne (Chevalier de St. Georges): “Enfin une foule… L’Amour, devient propice” from L’Amant Anonyme
  2. NETHERLANDS – Louis Andriessen: Rimsky or La Monte Young
    ECUADOR – Luis Humberto Salgado: Nocturnal

Game 3

  1. ECUADOR – Gerardo Guevara: Apamuy Shungo
    SENEGAL – Aby Ngana Diop: Dieuleul Dieuleul (Take it, take it)
  2. NETHERLANDS – Henriëtte Bosmans: Three Impressions, En Espange
    QATAR – Nasser Sahim: Four Seasons

There’s a Cacophony episode on Henriëtte Bosmans (a different piece, but it has interesting things in it about her and Frieda Belafonte)


  1. Ecuador bt Quatar
  2. Senegal bt Netherlands
  3. Senegal bt. Qatar
  4. Netherlands bt Equador
  5. Ecuador bt Senegal
  6. Netherlands bt Qatar

SENEGAL and ECUADOR had the same points but most votes, so went through to Round 2.