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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

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First broadcast: Sun 28 Jun 1992

Fashion designer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Avant-garde, surprising and often shocking, Vivienne first drew media attention when, in the late 1970s, she founded the punk movement with Malcolm McLaren. These days, though hardly orthodox, she has become more mainstream - in 1990 and 1991 she was named Designer of the Year, and she has just been awarded an OBE in the most recent Honours list. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her impressive career and revealing that, though fashion has been her life, her first love has always been books.

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

Choices

Darius Milhaud

1.

Darius Milhaud

Le boeuf sur le yoit

Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Vladimir Valek

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Igor Stravinsky

2.

Igor Stravinsky

The Shrovetide Fair (from Petrushka)

Soloist: Philip Moll Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Bernard Haitink

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Claude Debussy

3.

Claude Debussy

La Mer Prelude 'A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune'

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

4.

Castaway's favourite

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sleeping Beauty - Panorama Act 2

Soloist: Mincho Minchev, Francisco Gabarro Orchestra: The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

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Maurice Ravel

5.

Maurice Ravel

Ondine (from Gaspard de la nuit)

Soloist: Louis Lortie

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

Soloist: Ilana Vered Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Laurence Foster

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Frédéric Chopin

7.

Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

8.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Sarcasms, Op. 17

Soloist: Barbara Nissman

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9.

10.

Book

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

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Luxury item

Multi-lingual dictionary

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