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Ron Goodwin

Ron Goodwin

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 11 Aug 1984

Musician, Composer

Ron Goodwin has composed the scores for many films, including Where Eagles Dare, 633 Squadron and Monte Carlo or Bust, but he started his career in an insurance office. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he describes how his apprenticeship with a music publisher enabled him to become a composer and later a conductor, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Maurice Ravel

3.

Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe -Daybreak

Orchestra: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Charles Dutoit

Others who chose this artist

Miklós Rózsa

5.

Miklós Rózsa

Love Theme From Ben Hur

Orchestra: The Rome Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Savina

Others who chose this artist

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

6.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Midnight Sleigh Ride (from Lieutenant Kijé)

Orchestra: The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

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Sir Arnold Bax

7.

Castaway's favourite

Sir Arnold Bax

Tintagel

Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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