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Richard Rogers

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 March 1990

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's leading and most controversial architects Richard Rogers. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about two of his most celebrated designs - the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyds Building in London - and describing how his passion for the new and the innovative has brought him into disagreement with many critics, including Prince Charles, with whom he shares a passionate concern for the quality of our built environment.

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

Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 24 Second Movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Odyssey by Homer
Luxury: His wife, Ruth, but if this is disallowed then a painting

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: The Philharmonia And New Philharmonia Orchestra

    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 20 & 24- Ashkenazy, Decca

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Polanaise in A flat major, Op. 53 'Heroic'

    Soloist: Artur Rubinstein

    The Chopin Collection, RCA Classics

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour

    Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits, Atlantic

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi E il sol dell'anima (from Rigoletto)

    Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland

    Sutherland/ Pavarotti: Operatic Duets, Decca

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Ella & Louis / Cheek To Cheek, The Entertainers

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

    Soloist: Maurice Andre Orchestra: The Philharmonia And New Philharmonia Orchestra

    Maurice Andre: Works Of Haydn, EMI

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Biko

    Peter Gabriel, Charisma

  • Image for George Benjamin

    George Benjamin Antara

    Antara, Nimbus Records

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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