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Private Passions - James Le Fanu


Michael Berkeley's guest is GP and medical journalist James Le Fanu, author of books such as The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, and Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves, in which he argues that Darwinism doesn't necessarily provide all the answers to human existence. Le Fanu has always loved liturgical music, and his choices begin and end with a Byrd Mass and Haydn's oratorio The Creation. He also selects music by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann. M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (Music from Chaucer, pub OUP) Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet BBQ BBQ 003, Tr 10 Duration: 00m25s Byrd: Agnus Dei (Mass for Four Voices) Pro Cantione Antiqua Bruno Turner (conductor) Byrd ASV CD QS 6132, Tr 6 Duration: 03m28s Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C, Op 21 (4th mvt) Scottish Chamber Orchestra Charles Mackerras (conductor) The Beethoven Symphonies HYPERION CDS 44301/5 CD1, Tr 4 Duration: 05m37s Janis Joplin: Cry Baby Pearl COLUMBIA 461 020-2 CD1, Tr 2 Duration: 03m56s Bach: Sonata No 2 in A for violin and keyboard, BWV 1015 (2nd mvt, Allegro assai) Jaime Laredo (violin) Glenn Gould (piano) The Glenn Gould Collection SONY SM2K 52615 CD1, Tr 6 Duration: 03m13s Schumann: Wanderlied (Gedichte, Op 35) Matthias Goerne (baritone) Eric Schneider (piano) Schumann DECCA 460 797-2, Tr 15 Duration: 02m26s Shostakovich; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (2nd mvt, Allegro molto) The Borodin String Quartet VIRGIN CLASSICS 561630-2 CD2, Tr 2 Duration: 02m51s Franck: Violin Sonata in A (4th mvt, Allegretto poco mosso) Augustin Dumay (violin) Maria Joao Pires (piano) Franck DG 445 880-2, Tr 4 Duration: 06m08s Haydn: The Creation (Duet and Chorus, By thee with bliss) Mhairi Lawson (soprano) David Stout (bass) Choir of New College, Oxford Oxford Philomusica Edward Higginbottom (conductor) Haydn The Creation OXFORD PHILOMUSICA RECORDS CD2, Tr 17 Duration: 09m36s.