Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Soloist: Rudolf Serkin Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
Science fiction novelist
Arthur Hailey's novels, which include Hotel and Airport, have made him one of the world's best-selling authors. He was born in England, but emigrated; first to Canada after wartime service in the RAF, and then to the Bahamas. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about the many jobs he had before becoming a full-time writer, about the television play with which he made the breakthrough and about his working methods.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Artist: Michael Collins & Orchestra
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