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David Shepherd

David Shepherd

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 17 Jan 1999

Wildlife artist

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the wildlife artist David Shepherd.

Rejected from the Slade Art School on the grounds of having 'no talent whatsoever' he was taught to paint by a man he met at a cocktail party who told him "you're going to be painting for the Inland Revenue, the Gas Board and the school fees." Famed now for his paintings of elephants, he is one of the best-selling artists in the world.

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

Choices

Sir Laurence Olivier

1.

Sir Laurence Olivier

Once more unto the breach (speech from Henry V film)

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Jean Sibelius

2.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 1 in E minor - 4th movement

Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simon Rattle

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Clifton Parker

5.

Clifton Parker

Western Approaches

Orchestra: London Festival Orchestra & Chorus Conductor: Stanley Black

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6.

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Major Op 16

Soloist: Stephen Coombs Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

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Edward Elgar

7.

Edward Elgar

The Light of Life - Meditation

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

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Gustav Mahler

8.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and Tiffin School Boys Choir Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt

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Book

Collection by Beatrix Potter

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Luxury item

Wind-up video player

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There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 11 Sep 1971

Painter

Roy Plomley's castaway is painter David Shepherd.

Choices

Jean Sibelius

1.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 1 in E Minor

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Giacomo Puccini

3.

Giacomo Puccini

Love Duet

Soloist: Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda

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George Formby

4.

George Formby

Mother, What'll I Do Now?

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Richard Strauss

5.

Richard Strauss

Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Frederick Delius

6.

Frederick Delius

The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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Unknown

7.

Unknown

Stereo Recordings Of A Steam Locomotive

Gustav Mahler

8.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

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Book

Volume On Elementary Calculus by

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Luxury item

The Black Prince Steam Locomotive, canvases and oil paint

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