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Sir Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 15 Aug 1999

Conductor

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the conductor Sir Roger Norrington. Known for conducting music at a cracking pace, he argues that it's the way the great composers would have played it. Music should be fun, he says, it should entertain - and never, ever, be pompous. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor - 1st movement

Orchestra: London Classical Players

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John Dowland

2.

John Dowland

In Darkness Let Me Dwell

Soloist: Peter Pears and Julian Bream

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Schutz

3.

Schutz

Wie Lieblich Sind

Orchestra: The Schutz Quartet & Choir Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major

Orchestra: The Adolf Busch Chamber Players

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cosa sento! (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Soloist: Mirella Freni Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Colin Davis

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Hector Berlioz

6.

Hector Berlioz

March to the scaffold (from Symphonie fantastique)

Orchestra: London Classical Players Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington

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Edward Elgar

7.

Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major - 3rd movement

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Benjamin Britten

8.

Benjamin Britten

Agnus Dei

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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9.

10.

Book

Complete Works by Thomas Hardy

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Luxury item

Chocolate

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