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Ronald Harwood

Ronald Harwood

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 27 Aug 2000

Playwright

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer Ronald Harwood. At the age of 17 Ronald Harwood left his home in South Africa and set sail for England, determined to become an actor. When that failed he turned his hand successfully to writing. Some plays, like The Dresser, draw on his theatrical experiences, others, like Articles of Faith deal with the political dilemmas. He leaves behind his thought-provoking work to join Sue Lawley on the mythical island.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

Soloist: Alfred Brendel Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Franz Schubert

2.

Franz Schubert

Ungeduld (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

Soloist: Dietrick Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore

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William Shakespeare

3.

William Shakespeare

O, that this too solid flesh would melt (from Hamlet)

Artist: Laurence Olivier

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Ludwig van Beethoven

4.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2

Soloist: Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade No. 10 in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments

Soloist: Wilhelm Furtwangler Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 36 in C major 'Linz'

Soloist: Bruno Walter Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra

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Giuseppe Verdi

7.

Giuseppe Verdi

Prelude

Soloist: Riccardo Chailly Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale

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Louis Armstrong

8.

Louis Armstrong

What a Wonderful World

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Book

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

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Luxury item

My bathroom

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