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Sir Anthony Caro

Sir Anthony Caro

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First broadcast: Sun 16 Apr 2000

Sculptor

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Anthony Caro. Universally regarded as the 'grand old man of British sculpture', in the 1950s he had learnt from his mentor Henry Moore that artistic rules were there to be broken. So he yanked sculpture off it's pedestal and set it on the floor. And he rejected the traditional materials of bronze, marble and wood for girders, nuts and bolts. In fact as he confesses to Sue Lawley, nothing is safe from his magpie eye: parts of ships, cars, even kitchen equipment have all been incorporated into his work.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto

Soloist: Artur Rubenstein Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony

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Johannes Brahms

2.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor - 4th movement

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Georg Solti

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59/1 'Rasumovsky'

Orchestra: Vegh Quartet

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Gilbert & Sullivan

4.

Gilbert & Sullivan

From the sunny Spanish shore (from The Gondoliers)

Orchestra: D'Oyly Carte Opera Company with New Symphony Orchestra

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Joseph Haydn

5.

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet in F major, Op. 77/2

Orchestra: Amadeus Quartet

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George Frideric Handel

6.

George Frideric Handel

The trumpet shall sound (from Messiah)

Soloist: Robert Tear Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra

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Franz Schubert

8.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quartet in C major

Orchestra: Melos Quartet

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Book

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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