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Berthold Goldschmidt

Berthold Goldschmidt

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First broadcast: Sun 13 Nov 1994

Conductor, Composer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the composer and conductor Berthold Goldschmidt. Born in Hamburg 91 years ago, he enjoyed a brilliant early career working with many famous musicians in Germany and Russia. But he'll be telling Sue Lawley how, as a Jew, he was forced to flee the Nazis and take refuge in Britain. Sadly, the musical establishment of his adopted homeland found his music old-fashioned and neglected him until the 1980s, when his music started to be rediscovered and widely appreciated.

Now experiencing a highly-successful revival all over Europe and America, as well as having his work recorded and performed at the Proms, he is greatly enjoying his new-found recognition.

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

Choices

Leos Janacek

1.

Leos Janacek

Sinfonietta - 1st movement

Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Karel Ancerl

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Richard Strauss

2.

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Soloist: Hilde Gueden, Sena Jurinac Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica

Others who chose this artist

Arnold Schoenberg

3.

Arnold Schoenberg

String Trio, Op. 45

Soloist: Jan Popichal

Others who chose this artist

Gustav Mahler

4.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp minor - Flute solo from 5th movement

Orchestra: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Benjamin Britten

5.

Benjamin Britten

Nocturne (from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)

Soloist: Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

6.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations - Variation No. 26

Soloist: Andras Schiff

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Hector Berlioz

7.

Hector Berlioz

Romeo and Juliet

Orchestra: the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

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Felix Mendelssohn

8.

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture

Orchestra: The Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Vanity case including metal mirror and shaving kit

Others who chose a similar luxury

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