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Sir Ian Trethowan

Sir Ian Trethowan

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 04 Mar 1990

Journalist, Broadcaster

This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Sir Ian Trethowan. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his days as a copy boy earning 27/6d on the Daily Sketch, his early journalistic career, his transition from television presenter to manager of BBC Radio, and some of the dramas and crises which characterised his days as Director-General of the BBC. A lifelong opera lover, he'll also be choosing eight records for his island idyll.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cinque dieci (from The Marriage Of Figaro)

Soloist: Claudio Desderi, Gianni Rolandi Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - 2nd movement

Orchestra: The Wiener Philharmonica

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Giuseppe Verdi

4.

Giuseppe Verdi

Si, pel ciel (Oath duet) (from Otello)

Soloist: Piero Cappuccilli, Carreras Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Nana Mouskouri

5.

Nana Mouskouri

The White Rose Of Athens

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Là ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Soloist: Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey Orchestra: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Leslie Caron

7.

Leslie Caron

The Night They Invented Champagne (from Gigi)

Artist: Hermione Gingold, Louis Jordan

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Richard Strauss

8.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Strauss

Marie Theres'! Hab' mir's gelobt (Act 3 Trio) (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Soloist: Helen Donath, Yvonne Minton, Regine Crispin

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Book

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Luxury item

Champagne

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