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Ralph Fiennes

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 October 1999

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Ralph Fiennes. His first Hollywood film role was as the Nazi concentration camp leader in Schindler's List, a part which, he says, had a profoundly disturbing effect on him. His latest project, playing the jaded hero Onegin, is the culmination of a long held desire to bring Pushkin's novel to the big screen.

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

Favourite track: Mir Ist So Wunderbar by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Pen and limited supplies of ink and paper

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Kathleen Ferrier

    Kathleen Ferrier Blow The Wind Southerly

    The World of Kathleen Ferrier, Decca

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust, EMI

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

    Mozart Requiem K626, Decca

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

    Soloist: Alfred Brendal

    Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Philips

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    Turk Murphy Jazz Band When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

    Favourites, Good Time Jazz

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)

      Soloist: Ingeborg Hallstein, Christa Ludwig, Gottlob Frick and Gerhard Unger Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Otto Klemperer

      fidelio, EMI

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Feeling Good

    The 60s Volume 1, Mercury

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach St Matthew Passion - Mache dich, mein Herze

    Soloist: Fischer-Dieskau Orchestra: The Munich Bach Orchestra

    St Matthew Passion, Archive

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Ralph Fiennes

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