Radio 3 Private Passions Michael Berkeley interviews guests about their choice of music.
Michael Berkeley's guest is actress Kate O'Mara, well known for her glamorous roles in 1980s TV series such as Howards' Way and Dynasty. She has returned to the stage as Marlene Dietrich in Lunch with Marlene and as Mrs Cheveley in the Peter Hall/Bill Kenright production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband.
Her musical passions range from baroque music by Bach and Zelenka through pastoral scenes by Dvorak and George Butterworth to Shostakovich Jazz Suites and Edith Piaf singing Milord.
M Berkeley The Wakeful Poet (Music from Chaucer) (pub OUP)
Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet
BBQ BBQ 003 T10
1. Jan Dismas Zelenka Fanfare in D major
Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini
Biber Battaglia TELDEC 3984-21464-2 T1
2. JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F (1st movement, Allegro)
Los Angeles PO/Pinchas Zukerman
Bach Brandenburg Concerto BELART 450 030-2 T1
3. Shostakovich Waltz (from Jazz Suite no 2)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Shostakovich Jazz Music DECCA 433 702-2 T13
4. Dvorak Silent Woods
Han-Na Chang (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Han-Na Chang EMI 7052 T8
5. George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow (Idyll for small orchestra)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Mar
Bridge/Butterworh/Bantock CHANDOS CHAN 6566 T3
6. Gershwin Lullaby
Cleveland Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Gershwin DECCA 417 326-2 T2
7. Grainger Rustic Dance (from Youthful Suite)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Kenneth Montgomery
Rustic Dances CHANDOS CHAN 8377 T1
8. Edith Piaf Milord [Marguerite Monnot/Georges Moustaki]
Edith Piaf COLUMBIA 7905622 T9
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