John Ogdon

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This week's Desert Island Discs will be a form of tribute to the pianist John Ogdon, who died last month.

In the programme, you can hear about his early musical life and his enormous success on the international music scene - a success which was cut short by a devastating nervous breakdown which brought his career to a halt. During his conversation with Sue Lawley, he talked about that illness, his eventual recovery and subsequent return to the concert platform and recording studios.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 1 in B Minor 1st Movement by William Walton
Book: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Luxury: Steinway piano

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40 minutes

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Fri 29 Sep 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJohn Ogdon

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