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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Sir Cecil Beaton

Sir Cecil Beaton

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 26 Jan 1980

Photographer, Designer

Roy Plomley's castaway is photographer and designer Sir Cecil Beaton.

Choices

Franz Lehár

1.

Franz Lehár

Ich seh' schon (from The Merry Widow)

Composer: Franz Lehár

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Frédéric Chopin

2.

Frédéric Chopin

Les Sylphides

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Fred Astaire

3.

Fred Astaire

Cheek To Cheek

Performer: Fred Astaire

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Francis Poulenc

4.

Francis Poulenc

Les Biches Ballet Suite - 2nd movement

Composer: Francis Poulenc

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Louis Jourdan

5.

Louis Jourdan

Gigi

Performer: Louis Jourdan

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Kurt Weill

6.

Kurt Weill

Ballad of Mack the Knife (from The Threepenny Opera)

Composer: Kurt Weill

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Gustav Mahler

7.

Gustav Mahler

Die zwei blauen Augen (from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in C Major

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Book

Scrapbook by

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Luxury item

Cashmere Shawl

Others who chose a similar luxury

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