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Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 31 Dec 1989

Hollywood film star

In this week's edition of Desert Island Discs the castaway is film actor and writer Dirk Bogarde. Among many other things, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about why life as a national heart-throb has never really suited him, about his many years living in Provence and about the film of which he himself is most proud - Visconti's Death in Venice.

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

Choices

Giacomo Puccini

1.

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca Act 2 (finale)

Soloist: Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi

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Raff

2.

Raff

La Fileuse

Soloist: Yvonne Arnaud Orchestra: String Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

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César Franck

3.

César Franck

Symphony in D minor - 3rd movement

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Mari Giulini

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Gustav Mahler

5.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

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Franz Liszt

6.

Franz Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Soloist: Lazar Berman Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

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Richard Strauss

7.

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Lorin Maazel

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John Kander

8.

John Kander

New York, New York

Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra Conductor: John Williams

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Book

Akenfield by Ronald Blythe

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Luxury item

Distillery

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 28 Sep 1964

50s Hollywood film star

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Dirk Bogarde.

Choices

Franz Liszt

1.

Franz Liszt

Consolation No. 3 in D flat major

Soloist: Jorge Bolet

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Oscar Straus

2.

Oscar Straus

C'est la saison d'amour (from The Three Waltzes)

Soloist: Yvonne Printemps

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Franz Liszt

3.

Franz Liszt

Piano Concerto No 1 in E Flat / Hungarian Fantasy

Soloist: Jorge Bolet Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Morris Stoloff

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Judy Garland & the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra

4.

Judy Garland & the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra

The Worst Kind of Man

Franz Lehár

5.

Franz Lehár

Vilja (from The Merry Widow)

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Lovro von Mata?i?

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Bruno Walter

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Rex Harrison

8.

Rex Harrison

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from My Fair Lady

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Book

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

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Luxury item

Conversation Piece by John Singer Sargent - a painting of the Sitwells

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