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HRH The Duchess of Kent

HRH The Duchess of Kent

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First broadcast: Sun 24 Dec 1989

Member of the Royal Family

The castaway in this week's edition of Desert Island Discs is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. After a lifelong devotion to music, she will be whittling down her choice of eight records with great difficulty. Now Patron of the Leeds Piano Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as President of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Duchess of Kent studied music herself until she was twenty-five. Her Royal Highness will be talking to Sue Lawley about her love of music, her Yorkshire childhood and her prolific work for charity.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Keyboard Sonata No. 6 in D major, K284

Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

2.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique' - 2nd movement

Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin / George Enseco Orchestra: Paris Symphony Orchestra

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Giacomo Puccini

5.

Giacomo Puccini

Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (from La Bohème)

Soloist: Placido Domingo Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Edward Elgar

6.

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor - 3rd movement

Soloist: Jacqueline du Pre Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra

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The Beatles

7.

The Beatles

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave verum corpus

Choir: Swedish Radio Chorus / Stockholm Chamber Choir Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Book

A do-it-yourself manual by

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Luxury item

Lamp with solar batteries

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