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Mon 26 Feb 1962 13:10 Home Service

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H E Bates

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 February 1962

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer H E Bates.

Favourite track: Tupu Te Ruki by Eddie Lund and his Tahitians
Book: English lyrics
Luxury: Banjo

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Eddie Lund and his Tahitians

    Eddie Lund and his Tahitians Tupu Te Ruki

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    Gilbert & Sullivan Gilbert & Sullivan - We sail the ocean blue (from HMS Pinafore)

    Choir: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor

    Soloist: Ingrid Haebler Orchestra: Pro Musica Orchestra, Vienna Conductor: Bruno Walter

  • Image for George Butterworth

    George Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Adrian Boult

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Prenderò quel brunettino (from Cosi fan tutte)

    Soloist: Sena Jurinac, Blanche Thebom Orchestra: Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Wonne der Wehmut, D260

    Soloist: Ernst Häfliger, Hertha Klust

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Der Nussbaum (from Myrthen)

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore

Broadcasts

  • Mon 26 Feb 1962 13:10 Home Service

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