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Simon Callow

Simon Callow

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First broadcast: Sun 06 Feb 2000

Actor

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Simon Callow. He impressed the theatre world when he played Mozart in Amadeus, and won our hearts as the genial Scot, Gareth, in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Like many actors, he learned his trade in rep. It's a good place to make mistakes, he says, recalling how he fell twenty foot through a trap door during 'A Christmas Carol'.

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

Choices

Tchaikovsky

1.

Tchaikovsky

Suite No. 3 in G major - 1st movement

Orchestra: The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Antal Dorati

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Richard Wagner

2.

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser Overture

Orchestra: The Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

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Narciso Yepes

3.

Narciso Yepes

Concierto De Aranjuez

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio! (aria)

Soloist: Margaret Price Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Alan Rawsthorne

5.

Alan Rawsthorne

Piano Concerto No.2 - Allegro

Soloist: John Ogdon Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Franz Schubert

7.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement

Soloist: Stern/Schneider/Katims/Casais/Tortelier

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Mojca Zlobko

8.

Mojca Zlobko

Adagio Amoroso

Book

Dictionary by

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Luxury item

Nose hair trimmer

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