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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

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First broadcast: Tue 09 Sep 1952

Gone With the Wind actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Vivien Leigh.

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Jean Sibelius

1.

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D Minor (Opus 47)

Soloist: Ginette Neveu Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Oscar Straus

2.

Oscar Straus

Mariette Act 2 (finale)

Soloist: Yvonne Printemps, Sacha Guitry

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - 2nd movement

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

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Ludwig van Beethoven

4.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - 4th movement

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Felix Weingartner

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Maurice Ravel

6.

Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe -Daybreak

Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

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Sir Laurence Olivier

7.

Sir Laurence Olivier

If the Heart of a Man (from The Beggar's Opera)

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Sir William Walton

8.

Sir William Walton

Valse & Tango-Pasodoble (from Fa├žade)

Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Constant Lambert

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