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Viscount Rothermere

Viscount Rothermere

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 14 Apr 1996

Newspaper proprietor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Viscount Rothermere. As proprietor of the Daily Mail, the Mail On Sunday, London's Evening Standard and a string of regional newspapers, he is the last of the hereditary grandees who once dominated the newspaper industry. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his family's long involvement with newspapers, about his own views on the ethical problems facing the press today and about his ability to see into the future.

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

Choices

Giacomo Puccini

1.

Giacomo Puccini

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Béla Bartók

2.

Béla Bartók

Scherzo (Burlesque)

Composer: Béla Bartók

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Eddie Cantor

3.

Castaway's favourite

Eddie Cantor

How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm

Performer: Eddie Cantor

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Dmitri Shostakovich

4.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

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Gustav Mahler

5.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' -5th movement

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

6.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

7.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Concerto No 3 in D Minor

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

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Anton Bruckner

8.

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Composer: Anton Bruckner

Others who chose this artist

Book

Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

A pair of scissors

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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