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Katherine, Duchess of Kent

Sunday 21 August 2005 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Private Passions celebrates its 500th edition, and Michael Berkeley's guest on this occasion is Katherine, Duchess of Kent. She is passionately interested in music, particularly for young people, and has spent time teaching music to underprivileged children in the North of England, as well as continuing a close association with the Royal Northern College of Music.

The Duchess has recently founded a charity, Future Talent, which aims to nurture musically talented children at primary school level. Her own musical passions are eclectic, ranging from Bach, Chopin, Saint-Saëns and Faure to Bryn Terfel singing You'll Never Walk Alone and Dido singing Thank You.


1 hour


Sig M. Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer ) (pub. OUP)
Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet BBQ BBQ 003 T.10

1. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 - (last mvt - Maestoso)
Simon Preston (organ)/Berlin PO/James Levine DG 419 617-2 T.4

2. Bach: Et incarnatus est + Crucifixus (from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 )
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti Decca 430 353-2 Disc 2 T.4-5

3. Harburg & Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Lesley Garrett (soprano)/Orchestra/Philip Ellis EMI 557251 2 T.12

4. Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante in E flat, Op.18
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Decca 443 746-2 T.1

5. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618
Swedish Radio Chorus/Stockholm Chamber Choir/Berlin PO/Riccardo Muti EMI 749640 2 T.15

6. Rodgers & Hammerstein: You'll never walk alone (from Carousel )
Bryn Terfel (baritone)/Chorus of Opera North/English Northern Philharmonia/Paul Daniel
DG 449 163-2 T.20

7. Armstrong & Herman: Thankyou
Dido Arista 74321-83274-2 T.6

8. Fauré: In Paradisum (from Requiem, Op.48 )
Choir of King's College, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/David Willcocks

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