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Harold Fielding

Harold Fielding

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First broadcast: Sun 17 Jun 1990

Theatre, Impresario

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is theatrical impresario Harold Fielding. The name behind a dazzling array of hit musicals like Half A Sixpence, Charlie Girl, Sweet Charity and Barnum, his failures have been nearly as spectacular as his successes - his production of Ziegfeld crashed two years ago, making a loss of more than two million pounds, and this year his new musical with Petula Clark had to close early. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the highs and lows of show business life and about the stars he has looked after, such as Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich and Ginger Rogers, to name but a few.

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

Choices

Robert Schumann

1.

Castaway's favourite

Robert Schumann

Piano Concerto in A minor - 1st movement

Composer: Robert Schumann

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major - 3rd movement

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Il mio tesoro (from Don Giovanni)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Juliet Prowse

4.

Juliet Prowse

If My Friends Could See Me Now

Performer: Juliet Prowse

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Tommy Steele

5.

Tommy Steele

She's Too Far Above Me

Performer: Tommy Steele

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Michael Crawford

6.

Michael Crawford

There Is A Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute (Barnum)

Performer: Michael Crawford

Others who chose this artist

Sir Edward Elgar

7.

Sir Edward Elgar

Violin Concerto in B Minor

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

Others who chose this artist

Johann Strauss II/Korngold

8.

Johann Strauss II/Korngold

Blue Danube Waltz

Performer: Johann Strauss II/Korngold

Book

Great Murder Trials of 20th Century by Sir David Napley

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Large bag of sugar

Others who chose a similar luxury

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