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Audio: BBC Radio 3: Private Passions

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In this podcast of the BBC Radio 3 program Private Passions, Andrew Solomon talks to composer Michael Berkeley about the life experiences that form the basis of his books, and about the music that has inspired him throughout his life. Musical selections include “Dove sono,” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; “Marie Theres! Hab mirs gelobt,” from Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; “Youth and Love,” from Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel; Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto; instrumental work by Zibuokle Martinaityte; and love songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Richard Strauss, and Benjamin Britten.