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History of the Rain - Episode 5

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

HRH Princess Michael of Kent

HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 28 Jan 1984

Member of the Royal Family

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent was born in Czechoslovakia but she was educated mainly in Australia. She came to England specifically to study interior design and eventually set up her own design company. Her marriage to Prince Michael of Kent was in 1978. In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her fascinating life and chooses the eight records that she would take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Antonin Dvorak

1.

Antonin Dvorak

Cello Concerto in B Minor

Composer: Antonin Dvorak

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Johann Strauss II

2.

Johann Strauss II

Die Fledermaus

Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

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Dylan Thomas

3.

Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood

Performer: Dylan Thomas

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Ludwig van Beethoven

4.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Franz Lehár

5.

Franz Lehár

Gold and Silver Waltz

Composer: Franz Lehár

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Giacomo Puccini

6.

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca Act 3

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Gustav Mahler

7.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Book

Histories by Herodotus

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