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Colin Wilson

Sunday 21 January 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and philosopher Colin Wilson, whose extraordinarily extensive output began with the publication 50 years ago of The Outsider, the book in which he coined the phrase New Existentialism. He has gone on to embrace literary, music and film criticism, science fiction, the occult and criminology.

Wilson's musical tastes range from a Haydn string quartet to symphonies by Prokofiev and Howard Hansen, and operas by Britten and Berg.


1 hour

Private Passions playlist 21 January 2007

Sig M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer)
Beaux Arts Brass Quintet

Louis Ganne: 'Overture' from 'Les Saltimbanqes'
'Ganne: Les Saltimbanques' EMI CDM7691362 - TRACK 1
Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Lamoureux/Jean-Pierre Marty

Britten: 'Assign your Prettiness to Me' from 'Peter Grimes' Act III
'Peter Grimes' DECCA 414577-2 - CD3 TRACK 2
Owen Brannigan (Swallow); Marion Studholme/Iris Kells (the nieces)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Benjamin Britten

Prokofiev: 1st mvt from Symphony no 5 (excerpt)
'Works by Prokofiev & Stravinsky' DG 463613-2 - TRACK 1
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan

Haydn: 1st mvt from String Quartet in G Major (Op 54 no 1)
'Haydn String Quartets' VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7907192 - TRACK 1
Endellion String Quartet

Malcolm Arnold: 'Allegretto', No 3 of the 'Four Scottish Dances'
'Arnold - Dances' - CHANDOS CDC7 47850-2 - TRACK 11
The Philharmonia/Bryden Thomson

Howard Hanson: 1st mvt from Symphony no 2 (excerpt) Hanson: Symphony no 2' EMI CDC7 47850-2 - TRACK 1
St Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin

Berg: Act III, Scenes 4 and 5 from Wozzeck
Berg: Wozzeck DECCA 417 348-2 - CD2 TRACK 4 & 5
Eberhard Waechter (Wozzeck), Heinz Zednik (Captain),
Alexander Malta (Doctor)
Vienna Philharmonic/Opera Chorus/Christoph von Dohnanyi

Poulenc: L'embarquement pour Cythere
'Pieces pour Piano' ZIG ZAG ZZTO30903 - TRACK 8
Jos van Immerseel/Claire Chevallier (piano)

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