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Natalia Makarova

Natalia Makarova

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 21 Jul 1984

Ballerina

Natalia Makarova is starring in a revival of the musical On Your Toes, but she trained as a classical ballet dancer at the Kirov School in Leningrad. She tells Roy Plomley about her defection to the West during a tour with the Kirov Ballet in 1970, about her work with the American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet and she chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Egmont Overture

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Max Bruch

2.

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Composer: Max Bruch

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johannes Brahms

4.

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major

Composer: Johannes Brahms

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César Franck

5.

César Franck

Violin Sonata In A Major

Composer: César Franck

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Gustav Mahler

6.

Gustav Mahler

Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Ernest Chausson

7.

Ernest Chausson

Poème

Composer: Ernest Chausson

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin & Orchestra

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Book

Poetry by Aleksandr Pushkin

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Luxury item

Wine - Chateau Margaux 1961

Others who chose a similar luxury

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