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Matt Frei

Sunday 29 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Michael Berkeley talks to the BBC's Washington Correspondent Matt Frei. His family originally comes from Germany, and one of his choices is the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which he heard played many times during the fall of communism.

His other choices include Mozart's Flute Concerto in G, Puccini's La boheme, Placido Domingo and Katia Ricciarelli in the love duet from Verdi's Otello and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra from Venezuela playing an excerpt from Mahler's Fifth Symphony.

Duration:

1 hour

Private Passions playlist 29 June 2008

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

2 Mozart: 1st mvt from 'Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in G major K313'
DG 4137372 - Track 1
Werner Tripp (flute), Vienna Philharmonic/Karl Bohm

3 Verdi: 'Gia nella notte densa." from Otello Act I, sc iii
EMI CDC 747450-2 - CD 1 track 9
Placido Domingo (Otello), Katia Ricciarelli (Desdemona)
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Lorin Maazel

4 Beethoven: Final mvt from Symphony no 9 in D minor (excerpt)
Hanssler Classic 93088 - Track 4
Radio-Sinfonie Orchester Stuttgart des SWR,
Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart/Roger Norrington

5 Puccini: 'O soave fanciulla' from 'La Boheme' Act I
EMI CDC 556296 - CD 1 track 8
Giuseppe de Stefano (Rodolfo), Maria Callas (Mimi)
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan/Antonio Votto

6 Mahler: 1ST mvt from Symphony no 5 (excerpt)
DG B0009837
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel

7 Palestrina: 'Exulatate Deo' Hyperion CDA66850 - Track 1
Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell (Master of Music)




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