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Miklos Rozsa

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 1984

Miklos Rozsa is best known for his many film scores, including those for The Thief of Baghdad, Ben-Hur and Spellbound, but he has also written several concertos and chamber and instrumental music. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he recalls his childhood in Hungary, his music studies in Germany, and his work after the war in Hollywood.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Collected poems by Endre Ady
Luxury: Manuscript paper and pens

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor

    Soloist: Adolf Busch

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

    Soloist: Tilla Briem, Elisabeth Hongen Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bruno Walter

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy La mer - 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloe

    Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Pierre Monteux

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Dies irae (from War Requiem)

    Choirs: Bach Choir, London Symphony Choir Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Igor Stravinsky

  • Image for Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra - 4th movement

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Georg Solti

Credits

Presenter
Roy Plomley

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