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Sir John Tooley

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 October 1980

Roy Plomley's castaway is the General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley

Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro (Act 2 Finale) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse
Luxury: Sugared apricots

Music Played

8 items
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    Sir Michael Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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    Richard Wagner Selig wie die Sonne (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

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  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Octet in F major

    Orchestra: Melos Ensemble

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz The Trojans

    Soloist: Josephine Veasey, Jon Vickers Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Ella giammai m'amò (from Don Carlos)

    Soloist: Boris Christoff Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G major 'Letter V'

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Mein schöner Stern! (from Minnespiel)

    Soloist: Peter Schreier, Norman Shelter

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Marriage Of Figaro Act 2 Finale

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

Credits

Presenter
Roy Plomley

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