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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)

Soloist: Dame Nellie Melba

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Béla Bartók

2.

Béla Bartók

Scherzo (Burlesque)

Soloist: Zoltan Kocsis Orchestra: The Budapest Festival Orchestra

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Eddie Cantor

3.

Castaway's favourite

Eddie Cantor

How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm

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Dmitri Shostakovich

4.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Orchestra: The Kirov Orchestra

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Gustav Mahler

5.

Gustav Mahler

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

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica Conductor: Zubin Mehta

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

6.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor

Soloist: Martha Argerich Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

7.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Concerto No 3 in D Minor

Soloist: Martha Argerich Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

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Anton Bruckner

8.

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

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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