Roger Allam on the BBC Radio 3 Radio show, ‘Private Passions’. 1st May 2016.


Private Passions is a radio show where guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates, and talk about the influence music has had on their lives. Roger Allam was a guest in 2016.

Below the video I have uploaded the musical pieces Roger Allam speaks of where possible.

(Les Miserables) Singer: Roger Allam.

Maurice Ravel Asie (Sheherazade)
Singer: Margaret Price

Benjamin Britten
Nocturne (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
Performer: Dennis Brain. Singer: Peter Pears.

Estampie Royal no.6

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations: Variation no.14
Performer: Angela Hewitt.

I couldn’t find Angela Hewitt performing Variation no. 14 but here she is performing what I believe is sections of The Goldberg Variations 1 – 5.

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.4 (4th mvt)
I couldn’t find a video with the singer Juliane Banse. However, here is the same piece but sung by Edith Mathis.

Franz Schubert
Das Wirthaus (Winterreise)
Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.

I couldn’t find the exact piece that was played on the show but this is a section of the same classical piece with the singer Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.

Olivier Messiaen
La Vierge et ‘Enfant (La Nativite du Seigneur)
Performer Jennifer Bate.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Take care everyone.



Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

2 thoughts

  1. I really enjoy the radio programs. Thank you loading them along with the full songs. Have you heard if Shaun Evans will be doing an episode? Great post!

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