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Private Passions - Philip Campbell


Michael Berkeley's guest is scientist Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Nature. Music has always been important to him, and his choices range from Byrd and Bach to Debussy, Schoenberg, Messiaen and Tippett as well as Gershwin and Led Zeppelin. M Berkeley The Wakeful Poet (Music from Chaucer) (pub OUP) Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet BBQ BBQ 003 Track 10 Dur: 25s Byrd: Agnus dei (Mass in four parts) Choir of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford Simon Preston (conductor) Byrd LP: ARGO ZRG 858 S2 Dur: 4m40s Bach Goldberg Variations (Variations 20 and 21) Murray Perahia (piano) Bach SONY CLASSICAL SK 89243 Tracks T21-22 Dur: 4m13s Schoenberg: Peripetia (Five pieces for orchestra, Op 16) Chicago Symphony Orchestra Daniel Barenboim (conductor) Schoenberg TELDEC 4509-98256-2 Track 12 Dur: 2m00s Debussy: Etude pour les quartes Mitsuko Uchida (piano) Debussy PHILIPS 464 698-2 Track 3 Dur: 5m30s Gershwin: They can't take that away from me Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald VERVE 0654842 CD2 Track 3 Dur: 3m00s Messiaen: Transports de joie (l'Ascension) Gillian Weir (the organ of Arhus Cathedral, Denmark) Messiaen COLLINS CLASSICS 70312 CD5 Track 3 Dur: 4m20s Tippett: Ritual dances (The Midsummer Marriage: prelude and first transformation) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Richard Hickox (conductor) Tippett CHANDOS CHSA 5039 Tracks 13-15 Dur: 4m26s Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times Led Zeppelin ATLANTIC 7567-83268-2 Track 1 Dur: 2m45s Jonathan Harvey: Ashes Dance Back Latvian Radio Choir James Wood (conductor) Latvian Radio recording, used with permission Dur: 5m20s.