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First broadcast: Sun 06 Nov 1988

Warden of Wadham College Oxford

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a man of quite extraordinary diversity. Now Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, his other jobs have included chairing the Board of the Royal Opera House and leading the government's Central Statistical Office under three Prime Ministers. But it is his passionate love of music, however, which has dominated his life throughout his many careers, and he'll be undertaking the difficult task of selecting just eight records to accompany him to the desert island.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 'Archduke'

Soloist: Jacqueline Du Pre, Pinchas Zukerman Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

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Franz Liszt

2.

Franz Liszt

Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Soloist: Louis Kentner

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K421

Orchestra: The Amadeus Quartet

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Franz Schubert

4.

Franz Schubert

Fantasia in F minor, D940

Soloist: Alfred Brendel, Evelyne Crochet

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Soloist: Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern

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Claudio Monteverdi

6.

Claudio Monteverdi

Vespers 1610

Orchestra: The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

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Richard Wagner

7.

Richard Wagner

Wotan's Farewell (from Die Walküre)

Soloist: Hans Hotter Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage Of Figaro

Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Others who chose this artist

Book

A volume by James Thurber

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Luxury item

Concert grand Steinway piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

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