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Lord Montagu

Lord Montagu

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First broadcast: Sun 30 Aug 1987

Founder of the National Motor Museum

"Music is one of my great passions" says Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, "my taste is wide-ranging; from Wagner to Jazz". In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career, focusing particularly on running the stately home, organising jazz festivals and being Chairman of English Heritage. He also undergoes the agonising task of narrowing his musical choice to eight records.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Triple Concerto in C major

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Sidney Bechet

2.

Sidney Bechet

When The Saints Go Marching In

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Edward Elgar

3.

Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Richard Strauss

5.

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

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Simon & Garfunkel

6.

Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Gustav Mahler

7.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

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Book

The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

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Luxury item

Windsurfing board

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