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The Baroque composer who was a world music pioneer

Plus: the politician of the future and Orwell before he was famous

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

On Private Passions this week the writer Amitav Ghosh gave us a refreshingly different version of what has become a Radio 3 staple. No Mozart, Mendelssohn or Monteverdi for Ghosh, who speaks five languages including Arabic and Bengali, was born in Calcutta and has lived in Delhi, Oxford, Alexandria, Brooklyn and Goa.

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