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.
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)