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Lady Soames

Lady Soames

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 22 Mar 1992

Author, Historian

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Lady Soames, historian and only surviving child of Winston Churchill. A distinguished author and now Chairman of the Board of the National Theatre, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her extraordinary life - recalling her blissful childhood spent at Chartwell, the family's country home. She'll also be talking about the many state visits she made with her father and her husband - and remembering a conversation she had with General de Gaulle, who gave her lots of good advice on the best places to walk dogs in Paris.

[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

Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 147: Herz und mund und Tat und Leben

Soloist: Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon

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Carroll Gibbons

3.

Carroll Gibbons

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Artist: Anne Lenner

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Richard Pasco

4.

Richard Pasco

To His Coy Mistress

Julia Ward Howe

5.

Julia Ward Howe

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Soloist: Leontyne Price Orchestra: The National Philharmonic Orchestra

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Franz Schubert

6.

Franz Schubert

Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2

Soloist: Alfred Brendel

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George Frideric Handel

7.

George Frideric Handel

Let the bright Seraphim (from Samson)

Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa Choir: Choir Of St Paul's Cathederal Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Barry Rose

Others who chose this artist

Book

Memories From Beyond The Grave by Chateaubriand

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Luxury item

Supply of fine Havana cigars

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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