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Rt Hon Michael Portillo MP

Rt Hon Michael Portillo MP

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First broadcast: Sun 16 Jul 2000

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Politician - Conservative

This week, Sue Lawley's castaway on Desert Island Discs is Michael Portillo.

Choices

Manuel de Falla

2.

Manuel de Falla

Nights in the Gardens of Spain - 3rd movement

Soloist: Alicia de Larrocha Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Giacomo Puccini

4.

Castaway's favourite

Giacomo Puccini

Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K306

Soloist: Hiro Kurosaki and Linda Nicholson

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130

Orchestra: Lindsay String Quartet

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Jean Sibelius

7.

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D minor

Soloist: Nigel Kennedy Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Richard Wagner

8.

Richard Wagner

Love Duet (from Tristan und Isolde)

Soloist: John Mitchison and Linda Esther Gray

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9.

10.

Book

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Solar-powered laptop

Others who chose a similar luxury

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