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HRH The Duchess of Kent

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 December 1989

The castaway in this week's edition of Desert Island Discs is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. After a lifelong devotion to music, she will be whittling down her choice of eight records with great difficulty. Now Patron of the Leeds Piano Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as President of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Duchess of Kent studied music herself until she was twenty-five. Her Royal Highness will be talking to Sue Lawley about her love of music, her Yorkshire childhood and her prolific work for charity.

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

Favourite track: Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A do-it-yourself manual
Luxury: Lamp with solar batteries

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Keyboard Sonata No. 6 in D major, K284

    Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida

    Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Philips

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique' - 2nd movement

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, World Records

  • Image for Francis Jackson

    Francis Jackson The Tuba Tune

    Great Cathedral Organ Series, HMV

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

    Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin / George Enseco Orchestra: Paris Symphony Orchestra

    Bach: Violin Ctos., EMI

  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (from La Bohème)

    Soloist: Placido Domingo Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    La Boheme-Caballe/Domingo/Milnes/LPO, RCA

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor - 3rd movement

    Soloist: Jacqueline du Pre Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra

    Elgar: Cello Ct., EMI

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Maxwell's Silver Hammer

    The Beatles, Apple

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ave verum corpus

      Choir: Swedish Radio Chorus / Stockholm Chamber Choir Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

      Mozart: Requiem etc., HMV

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
HRH The Duchess of Kent

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