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Sir Robin Butler

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 February 1993

Sue Lawley's castaway is civil servant Sir Robin Butler.

Favourite track: Messiah I Know That My Redeemer Liveth by George Frideric Handel
Book: Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
Luxury: A bag of golf clubs and golf balls

Music Played

8 items
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    Lale Andersen Lilli Marlene

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    Harrow School Boys Goodnight Vienna

    50th Anniversary - Churchill Songs

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    William Shakespeare The Tempest Act 3, Scene 1

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    Shakespeare; Ages Of Man, Philips

  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini Vogliatemi bene (from Madama Butterfly)

    Orchestra: Orchestra Of La Scala, Milan Conductor: Herbet Von Karajan Soloist: Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda

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    The Seekers A World Of Our Own

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  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Morrò! La mia memoria (from La traviata)

    Orchestra: Orchestra Of La Scala, Milan Soloist: Ettore Bastianini, Maria Callas Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    Verdi; La Traviata, EMI

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore - Laudate Dominum

    Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa Choir: The St Pauls Cathedral Choir Conductor: Barry Rose

    Ave Maria - Kiri Te Kanawa, Philips

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel I know that my Redeemer liveth (from Messiah)

      Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Orchestra: The Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: Otto Klemperer

      Handel - Messiah, EMI

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Sir Robin Butler

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