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Quentin Crewe

Quentin Crewe

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 16 Jun 1996

Journalist, Writer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the journalist and author Quentin Crewe. Since the age of 29, muscular dystrophy has left him in a wheelchair. Nevertheless, now 70, he can look back on a full and vivid life encompassing a 24,000 mile trip across South America and expeditions across the Sahara and the Saudi Arabian desert. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his travels, his close relationship with the Macmillan family, his work as a writer and restaurant critic and also his belief that disability need be no bar to a happy and fulfilled life.

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

Choices

The Albert Lasry Orchestra

1.

The Albert Lasry Orchestra

Douce France

Artist: Charles Trenet

Giuseppe Verdi

2.

Giuseppe Verdi

Amici in vita, in morte (from La forza del destino)

Soloist: Placido Domingo Conductor: Giorgio Zancanoro

Others who chose this artist

Fats Waller

3.

Fats Waller

My Very Good Friend the Milkman

Others who chose this artist

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

4.

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

Soloist: Wynton Marsalis Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

6.

Richard Strauss

Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The Gewandhaus Orchestra

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Franz Peter Schubert

8.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Peter Schubert

String Quintet in C major

Orchestra: The Melos Quartet

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

Book

Essays by Michel de Montaigne

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

The cellar from Trinity College, Cambridge

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 21 Jan 1984

Journalist, Writer

Quentin Crewe has always been an enthusiastic traveller and even the onset of muscular dystrophy has not curbed him. His other great interest is in food. He has paid for both of these enthusiasms by journalism and by writing books about them. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his fascinating life and his travels, which have included a journey across the Sahara with his wheelchair.

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

Choices

Charles Trenet & Orchestra

3.

Charles Trenet & Orchestra

Douce France

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 4 In E flat major

Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Sandie Shaw

5.

Sandie Shaw

Always Something There To Remind Me

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Max Bruch

8.

Castaway's favourite

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor - 3rd Movement

Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Walter Susskind

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

Book

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Potter's wheel

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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