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20 Years of Private Passions

To celebrate 20 years of the iconic Radio 3 show Private Passions we revisit the musical choices of some of the most eminent guests to appear on the show. Find out more about the guest choices with 20yrs of Private Passions.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2015Tracks: 91

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Joan Armatrading: 5 Oct 2014

  • Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 (4th mvt: Allegro, excerpt) Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Concerto in E major (La Primavera)RV269 (1st movement: Allegro) Nigel Kennedy, Antonio Vivaldi & English Chamber Orchestra
  • The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning) Wynton Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis Septet
  • Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 (1st mvt: Moderato, excerpt) Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra & André Previn
  • Ah, Belinda, I am Press'd With Torment (Dido and Aeneas) Henry Purcell, Véronique Gens, Les Arts Florissants & William Christie
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048 (1st mvt: Allegro) Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Maggi Hambling: 24 Nov 2013

  • Dawn (Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes") (feat. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Benjamin Britten, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten
  • Masculine Women, Feminine Men (feat. John Chilton's Feetwarmers, George Melly & James V. Monaco) Edgar Leslie, George Melly, John Chilton's Feetwarmers & James V. Monaco
  • Decomposed Lily Hunter-Green & Hunter-Green, Lily
  • Das Wirtshaus (Winterreise) (feat. Graham Johnson) Matthias Goerne, Franz Schubert & Graham Johnson
  • Coronation Street Ronnie Hunt & Eric Spear
  • Dies Irae (War Requiem, excerpt) (feat. London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears & Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya) Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears & London Symphony Chorus

Carol Ann Duffy: 03 June 2012

  • Etude in E major, Op.10 no.3 (Tristesse) Frédéric Chopin & İdil Biret
  • Tamino Mein! (Die Zauberflote) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • The Sandman and Prayer scene (Hansel und Gretel) Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Songs of Wandering Aengus Christy Moore
  • Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (2nd mvt) (feat. Itzhak Perlman, New York Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta) Isaac Stern, Johann Sebastian Bach, Itzhak Perlman, New York Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta

Anoushka Shankar: 06 November 2011

  • Si No Puedo Verla Anoushka Shankar
  • Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children's Corner) Claude Debussy & Noriko Ogawa
  • Monsieur le Maire de Niafunke Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
  • 2nd mvt 'Andantino' from Trio for Piano, Cello & Violin Op 120 Gabriel Fauré
  • Karnataki (Raga Kirvani) Ravi Shankar
  • Gymnopédie No 1 orch Debussy Erik Satie (Finghin Collins - piano)
  • Recuerdo de la Alhambra Gino D'Auri

Marina Lewycka: 17 October 2010

  • Brandenburg concerto no. 1 in F major BWV.1046 Johann Sebastian Bach
  • I know that my Redeemer liveth (from Messiah, Part III) George Frideric Handel
  • Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 BBC Symphony Orchestra & Jean Sibelius
  • Piano Sonata No 2 in F major, K 280 (1st mvt) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Grigory Sokolov
  • Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Black Raven (Cherniy Voron) Traditional Russian folksong

George Steiner: 29 June 2002

  • Baruch haba b'shem Adonai Salamone Rossi
  • Non Je Ne Regrette Rien Édith Piaf
  • Lover, Come Back to Me Dizzy Gillespie
  • La Lugubre Gondola Franz Liszt

Sam Taylor-Johnson: 13 December 2009

  • Introitus: Requiem from Requiem in D minor, K.626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Prabhãti Ravi Shankar
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from "Orfeo and Euridice" The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & cond. Carl Munchinger
  • Symphony No. 9 Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Paris, Texas Ry Cooder
  • Wild Is The Wind Nina Simone
  • The Heart Asks Pleasure First Michael Nyman

Sir Isaiah Berlin: 03 February 1996

  • Brandenburg Concerto No.5: Allegro The English Concert & Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Casta diva (Norma) Vincenzo Bellini
  • Piano Sonata in A, D959 (2nd mvt: Andantino) Franz Schubert & Alfred Brendel
  • String Quartet no.13 in B flat, Op130: Cavatina (feat. Belcea Quartet) Ludwig van Beethoven & Belcea Quartet
  • Marriage of Figaro: Act II Finale ("Ah, signor … signor" – "Voi signor, che giusto siete") Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Peel: 16 March 1996

  • Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor 3rd mov finale Camille Saint‐Saëns
  • La Gallina 'Danse Cubaine' Op.53 Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Rockin' In The Free World Neil Young
  • Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 Max Bruch
  • Study no. 21 for Player Piano Conlon Nancarrow & Conlon Nancarrow
  • Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin

Dr Oliver Sacks: 16 November 1996

  • Mazurka in B flat major, Op 7 No 1 Frédéric Chopin & Arthur Rubinstein
  • Ach Herr, dass dein lieb Engelein (St John Passion, BWV 245) Johann Sebastian Bach, Dunedin Consort & John Butt
  • Sinfonia concertante (K.364) in E flat major - 2nd movement; Andante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dame Edna Everage: 28 December 1996

  • A Rain Dance (from Corroboree) John Antill
  • Bless this house May Brahe
  • The Dream of Olwen Charles Williams and his Orchestra
  • Girls were made to love and kiss (from Paganini) Franz Lehár
  • The Gum-Suckers' March Percy Grainger
  • Bush Night Song William G. James
  • Why Do I Love Australia Carl Davis

David Hockney: 30th September 1995

  • Five O'Clock Foxtrot Maurice Ravel
  • Die Zauberflöte: Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • String Quartet no. 2 Sz.67 - 2nd movement; Allegro molto capriccioso Béla Bartók & Quatuor Ébène
  • Die Frau Ohne Schatten: Falcon Aria Richard Strauss

Presenter, Michael Berkeley's choices

  • Study no. 21 for Player Piano Conlon Nancarrow & Conlon Nancarrow
  • Rite Of Spring Igor Stravinsky
  • Ach Herr, dass dein lieb Engelein (St John Passion, BWV 245) Johann Sebastian Bach, Dunedin Consort & John Butt
  • Lucretia MacEvil Blood, Sweat & Tears