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Lady Mosley

Lady Mosley

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 26 Nov 1989

Mitford sister, married to Sir Oswald Mosley

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a Mitford girl - one of Lord Redesdale's six fascinating daughters. She married Sir Oswald Mosley, the man who was the leader of the British Union of Fascists. Since his death nearly nine years ago, his widow, Diana Mosley, has lived just outside Paris. Among other things, Lady Mosley will be talking to Sue Lawley about her own and her husband's imprisonment during most of the war years, her life in France since the war and her close friendship with the neighbours, who shared her exile, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter'

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Vincenzo Bellini

2.

Vincenzo Bellini

Casta diva (from Norma)

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Richard Wagner

4.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre

Soloist: Maria Muller/Wolfgang Windgassen Orchestra: Wurttembergishes State Orchestra

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Richard Wagner

5.

Richard Wagner

Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)

Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Georges Bizet

6.

Georges Bizet

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (from Carmen)

Composer: Georges Bizet

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Procol Harum

7.

Procol Harum

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Performer: Procol Harum

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Frédéric Chopin

8.

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44

Soloist: Alexander Brailowsky

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Book

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

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Luxury item

Soft pillow

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