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Phyliss and Freda - Trains and Tears

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Willard White

Willard White

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 07 Nov 1999

Opera singer - bass-baritone

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Willard White.

Teased as a child for his deep bass voice, it has made him one of the most popular opera stars today. Happy to sing Wagner or Gershwin, he's renowned for his ability to get under the skin of his roles, and audiences still remember how, as Porgy, he wept real tears at the loss of Bess.

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

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Elvis Presley

1.

Elvis Presley

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

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Nat King Cole

2.

Nat King Cole

Smile

Performer: Nat King Cole

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Giuseppe Verdi

3.

Giuseppe Verdi

Ella giammai m'amò (from Don Carlos)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Gioachino Rossini

4.

Gioachino Rossini

Una voce poco fa (from The Barber of Seville)

Composer: Gioachino Rossini

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major - 2nd movement

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Deh! vieni, alla finestra (from Don Giovanni)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major - 2nd movement

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Louis Armstrong

8.

Louis Armstrong

What a Wonderful World

Performer: Louis Armstrong

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Book

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

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