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Alan Moses

Michael Berkeley's guest is Independent Press Standards Organisation chairman Alan Moses. Including music by Bach, Monteverdi, Schubert, Donizetti, Handel, Birtwistle and Brassens.

Sir Alan Moses is a distinguished lawyer who sat as a judge for almost 20 years, latterly in the Court of Appeal. He resigned last autumn to become the first Chairman of the new Press Standards Organisation, IPSO, the successor to the Press Complaints Commission. It's a challenging, and indeed highly controversial role. Alongside this he has spent 6 years as Chairman of Spitalfields Music, and is a dedicated concert goer, and a member of the Parliament Choir.

In Private Passions, Sir Alan curates a playlist of great choral works: Bach, Monteverdi, Schubert, Donizetti, and a Handel oratorio, Saul. He introduces a little-known work by Birtwistle which was written for his wife, Dinah, and he chooses a French chanson by Brassens in tribute to his mother, a French teacher.

Produced by Elizabeth Burke. A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 31 May 2015 12:00


Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Oh Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless (Saul)

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Players. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Quando, rapito in estasi (Lucia di Lammermoor)

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Dinah and Nick's Love Song

    Conductor: Oliver Knussen. Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat major, Op.130 (5th mvt: Cavatina)

    Ensemble: Tak√°cs Quartet.
  • Georges Brassens

    Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux

    Singer: Georges Brassens.


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