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John Ogdon

John Ogdon

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Sep 1989

Pianist

This week's Desert Island Discs will be a form of tribute to the pianist John Ogdon, who died last month.

In the programme, you can hear about his early musical life and his enormous success on the international music scene - a success which was cut short by a devastating nervous breakdown which brought his career to a halt. During his conversation with Sue Lawley, he talked about that illness, his eventual recovery and subsequent return to the concert platform and recording studios.

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

Choices

Benjamin Britten

1.

Benjamin Britten

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes - Dawn

Composer: Benjamin Britten

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

2.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Concerto No 4

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

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Claude Debussy

3.

Claude Debussy

L'Isle Joyeuse

Composer: Claude Debussy

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Sir William Walton

4.

Castaway's favourite

Sir William Walton

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor - 1st movement

Composer: Sir William Walton

Others who chose this artist

Franz Liszt

5.

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor

Composer: Franz Liszt

Others who chose this artist

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

6.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Tarantella

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Claude Debussy

8.

Claude Debussy

La Mer

Composer: Claude Debussy

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Book

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Steinway piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 04 Sep 1967

Musician, Concert pianist

Roy Plomley's castaway is concert pianist John Ogdon.

Choices

Victor Young & His Orchestra

1.

Victor Young & His Orchestra

The Call of the Faraway Hills

Performer: Victor Young & His Orchestra

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Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

2.

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Tamar

Composer: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

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Richard Wagner

3.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Wagner

Selig wie die Sonne (from Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg)

Soloist: Elisabeth Schumann, Gladys Parr et al Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: John Barbirolli

Others who chose this artist

Sir Edward Elgar

4.

Sir Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Franz Liszt

5.

Franz Liszt

Symphonic Poem 'Orpheus'

Composer: Franz Liszt

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The Beatles

6.

The Beatles

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Performer: The Beatles

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Flanders and Swann

7.

Flanders and Swann

Ill Wind

Performer: Flanders and Swann

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Peter Ustinov & Anthony Hopkins

8.

Peter Ustinov & Anthony Hopkins

Mock Mozart

Performer: Peter Ustinov & Anthony Hopkins

Book

Collection of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Film projector

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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