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Professor Eric Hobsbawm

Professor Eric Hobsbawm

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First broadcast: Sun 05 Mar 1995

Historian

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the historian Professor Eric Hobsbawm. A life-long Communist and author of a series of books on the history of the 19th century which is regarded by many as a seminal work of scholarship, he has now turned his attention to the 20th century. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his views on the major historical events of the century, its future and his part in it.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Orchestra: The Vienna Chamber Orchestra And Academic Choir

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Franz Schubert

3.

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major - 1st movement

Soloist: Milton Katims, Pablo Casals, Alexander Schneider

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Jacques Offenbach

5.

Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld

Orchestra: The Paris Philharmonic Orchestra

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Vincenzo Bellini

6.

Vincenzo Bellini

Casta diva (from Norma)

Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: La Scala Milan

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Kenny Barron Trio

7.

Castaway's favourite

Kenny Barron Trio

Slow Grind

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Gustav Mahler

8.

Gustav Mahler

Der Abschied (from Das Lied von der Erde)

Soloist: Kathleen Ferrier Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica

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Book

Canto General by Pablo Neruda

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Luxury item

Binoculars

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