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Further Tales of the City - Episode 4

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Jacques Loussier

Jacques Loussier

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 27 Sep 1987

Pianist

The pianist Jacques Loussier has won fame and fortune with a style that blends jazz with the music of J S Bach. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back at a career of some 30 years, and also selects his eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Robert Schumann

1.

Robert Schumann

Scenes From Childhood

Soloist: Yves Nat

Others who chose this artist

Maurice Ravel

2.

Maurice Ravel

Piano Concerto for Left-Hand in D minor

Soloist: Samson Francois

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major

Orchestra: The English Concert Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

George Frideric Handel

4.

George Frideric Handel

For unto us a child is born (from Messiah)

Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music

Others who chose this artist

Lewis

5.

Lewis

Jango

Orchestra: Modern Jazz Quartet

Book

Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski

Others who chose this author

There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 27 Nov 1967

Pianist

Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Jacques Loussier.

Choices

Francis Poulenc

1.

Francis Poulenc

Piano Concerto in C sharp minor

Soloist: Gabriel Tacchino Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conductor: Georges Pretre

Others who chose this artist

Kurt Weill

2.

Kurt Weill

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Overture

Others who chose this artist

Robert Schumann

3.

Robert Schumann

Scenes from Childhood

Soloist: Yves Nat

Others who chose this artist

Maurice Ravel

7.

Maurice Ravel

Piano Concerto in G Major

Soloist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Ettore Gracis

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chorale Prelude: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her

Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

Others who chose this artist

Book

Men, Beasts and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Painting of the Crucifixion by Salvador Dali

Others who chose a similar luxury

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