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Lord Elwyn-Jones

Lord Elwyn-Jones

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First broadcast: Sat 11 Feb 1984

Politician - Labour, Lawyer

Lord Elwyn-Jones began his career as a barrister, combining it with that of a Labour Member of Parliament from 1945. He was Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial and later he was appointed Lord Chancellor and Speaker of the House of Lords.

In conversation with Roy Plomley about his eventful life, he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach/Hess

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach/Hess

Jesu, joy of man's desiring (from Cantata No. 147)

Soloist: Myra Hess

Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale

3.

Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale

Hold My Hand

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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Ludwig van Beethoven

5.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

Soloist: Daniel Barenboim Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Otto Klemperer

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Johann Strauss II

6.

Johann Strauss II

Blue Danube Waltz

Orchestra: Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

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Gilbert & Sullivan

7.

Gilbert & Sullivan

Iolanthe

Soloist: John Reed Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra of London Conductor: Isidore Godfrey

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George Frideric Handel

8.

George Frideric Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth (from Messiah)

Soloist: Heather Harper Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Colin Davis

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Book

English Social History by G M Trevelyan

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Luxury item

Comic collage by Pearl Binder

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