iPlayer Radio What's New?

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young
Listen
On Now : Farming Today
New Zealand lamb, Whisky, Red Kites

Baroness Maria Von Trapp

Baroness Maria Von Trapp

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 15 Jan 1983

Inspiration for The Sound of Music

Roy Plomley's castaway is the inspiration behind The Sound Of Music, Maria Von Trapp.

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade No. 13 in G major 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

2.

Franz Schubert

An die Musik (To Music), D547

Soloist: Lotte Lehmann

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

O, Isis und Osiris (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Richard Mayr

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter'

Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Guilini

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

5.

Franz Schubert

Der Neugierige (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

Soloist: Lotte Lehmann, Paul Ulanowsky

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In diesen heil'gen Hallen (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Richard Mayr

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

7.

Franz Schubert

Ungeduld (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

Soloist: Lotte Lehmann, Paul Lulanowsky

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

Book

True funny stories in German by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Statue of Madonna and child, 17th century

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

Contact us

This site contains archive material. To comment or bring something to our attention, please get in touch.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.