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Nicky Haslam

Michael Berkeley is joined by interior designer Nicky Haslam. His choices include songs by Eddie Condon, Frank Loesser and Borodin, plus Charpentier, Puccini, Bizet and Korngold.

Michael Berkeley's guest on Private Passions this week is the flamboyant British interior designer, socialite and occasional cabaret singer Nicky Haslam, who founded the London-based interior design frim NH Design Inc. Founded in the1980s,the firm has worked for high profile celebrity clients, including Mick Jagger, Charles Saatchi and Rupert Everett, and has established a style which is always distinguishable for its humour, charm and wit. Nicky Haslam has also designed the decor for events such as the Opera Ball in Hong Kong, the Cartier Polo gala lunches at Windsor, a banquet at the National Gallery and a dinner at the State Apartments in Kensington Palace, as well as parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, the Rothschild family and Tina Brown.

He has published an autobiography, 'Redeeming Features', as well as a book of his work entitled 'Sheer Opulence', and writes for various magazines and newspapers. He has also performed cabaret turns at the Savoy Hotel and Bellamy's restaurant in London.

Nicky Haslam loves music, and his choices include songs by Eddie Condon, Frank Loesser and Borodin (adapted for the musical 'Kismet'), as well as opera arias by Charpentier (Depuis le jour from 'Louise', sung by Maria Callas) and Puccini ('Vissi d'arte' from 'Tosca'). He begins with Bizet's charming Symphony in C, and there's a little-known piano waltz by Leo Tolstoy, as well as an extract from Erich Korngold's film score 'The Sea Hawk'.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 10 Apr 2011 12:00

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    1st mvt from Symphony in C

    Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner

    • EMI CDC5551182.
  • Alexander Borodin

    And This is My Beloved' from 'Kismet

    Arranger: Wright/Forrest Performers: Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Richard Kiley, Henry Calvin (The Original Broadway Cast)

    • KISMET COLUMBIA CK32605.
  • Tolstoy

    Waltz for Piano in F major

    Performer: Lera Auerbach (piano)

    • BIS CD1502.
  • Frank Loesser

    Spring will be a little late this year

    Performers: Deanna Durbin

    • Deanna Durbin – The Best of –.
    • MCA MCLD19183.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    'Depuis le Jour' from 'Louise', Act III

    Performers: Maria Callas (soprano), Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/Georges Prêtre

    • Callas à Paris.
    • EMI CDM5664662.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Rose Garden' from 'The Sea Hawk

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic/Rumon Gamba

    • CHANDOS CHAN10438.
  • Condon

    Wherever There's Love

    Performers: Lee Wiley/Eddie Condon & His Orchestra

    • The Great Love Songs.
    • HAPPY DAYS 75605522622.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    'Vissi d'arte' from Tosca Act II

    Performers: Lubja Welitch, Metropolitan Orchestra of New York/Max Rudolf

    • NIMBUS NI7959/60 CD2.

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