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Vivienne Westwood

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 June 1992

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Avant-garde, surprising and often shocking, Vivienne first drew media attention when, in the late 1970s, she founded the punk movement with Malcolm McLaren. These days, though hardly orthodox, she has become more mainstream - in 1990 and 1991 she was named Designer of the Year, and she has just been awarded an OBE in the most recent Honours list. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her impressive career and revealing that, though fashion has been her life, her first love has always been books.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Sleeping Beauty Panorama, Act 2 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Multi-lingual dictionary

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Darius Milhaud

    Darius Milhaud Le boeuf sur le yoit

    Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Vladimir Valek

    Milhaud - Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit, Supraphon

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky The Shrovetide Fair (from Petrushka)

    Soloist: Philip Moll Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Bernard Haitink

    Petrushka, Philips

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy La Mer Prelude 'A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune'

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    Ravel: Bolero, Debussy: La Mer & Prelude, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty - Panorama Act 2

    Soloist: Mincho Minchev, Francisco Gabarro Orchestra: The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

    The Sleeping Beauty, Decca

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Ondine (from Gaspard de la nuit)

    Soloist: Louis Lortie

    Ravel: Piano Music Vol 2, Chandos

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

    Soloist: Ilana Vered Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Laurence Foster

    Weekend Classics, Decca

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    Frédéric Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

    Chopin Pianoworks Vol 3, Decca

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op. 17

    Soloist: Barbara Nissman

    Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Vol 3, Newport Classics

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