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Edward Heath

Edward Heath

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Dec 1988

Former Prime Minister, Politician - Conservative

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is a man who has, at times, endured a different isolation from that imposed by the mythical island. But along with his frequently turbulent political career, he has also enjoyed the close companionship of his fellow crew members when captaining his yacht to resounding victories, as well as conducting some of the greatest orchestras in the world. Former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Edward Heath will be discussing his many achievements - political, nautical and musical - as well as his plans for the future in Desert Island Discs.

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

Choices

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 1 'Sea Symphony'

Orchestra: The LSO Chorus Conductor: Andre Previn

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Franz Schubert

2.

Franz Schubert

Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major

Soloist: Alfred Cortot, Jacqhes Thibaud, Pablo Casals

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Richard Strauss

3.

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Soloist: Edelman, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig

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Topol

4.

Topol

If I Were A Rich Man

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Edward Elgar

5.

Edward Elgar

Cockaigne Overture

Soloist: Edward Heath Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

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Antonin Dvorak

7.

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

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Felix Mendelssohn/Cummings

8.

Felix Mendelssohn/Cummings

Hark! The herald angels sing

Choir: The Geoffrey Mitchell Choir Conductor: Edward Heath

Book

Volume of the works of the Impressionist painters by

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Luxury item

Suntan lotion

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