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Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron

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First broadcast: Sun 22 Oct 1989

Novelist, Travel writer

The castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is novelist and travel writer Colin Thubron. Author of books on the Middle East, China and Russia, he will be divulging to Sue Lawley some of the delights and dangers of his many experiences, as well as sharing his passion for music.

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

Choices

Giuseppe Verdi

1.

Giuseppe Verdi

O tu che in seno (from La forza del destino)

Soloist: Giovanni Martinelli

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Dervishes

2.

Dervishes

Ceremony Of Mevelvi Whirling Dervishes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major

Soloist: Alfred Brendel

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Gustav Mahler

4.

Gustav Mahler

Der Abschied (from Das Lied von der Erde)

Soloist: Christa Ludwig

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Gustav Mahler

5.

Gustav Mahler

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (from Rückert-Lieder)

Soloist: Janet Baker Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 - 7th movement

Orchestra: Lindsay String Quartet

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Franz Peter Schubert

7.

Franz Peter Schubert

Die Nebensonnen (from Winterreise)

Soloist: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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Joseph Haydn

8.

Castaway's favourite

Joseph Haydn

Love Duet (from The Creation)

Soloist: Gundula Janowlitz & Fischer-Dieskau

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9.

10.

Book

A Year of Grace by Victor Gollancz

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Scuba-diving equipment

Others who chose a similar luxury

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