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John Barry

John Barry

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Jun 1999

Composer

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the film composer John Barry. The Pope is said to adore his soundtrack to Dances with Wolves. Although he's probably best known for the theme tunes he wrote for the Bond movies; including Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever. In all, he's won five Oscars - not bad for a Yorkshire lad who happened to hit London just as it began to swing.

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

Choices

Igor Stravinsky

1.

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring

Orchestra: City of Birmingham Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor - 1st movement

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

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Antonin Dvorak

3.

Antonin Dvorak

Serenade in E Major, Op. 22 - 1st movement

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Gustav Mahler

4.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 9 in D major - 4th movement

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

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Dmitri Shostakovich

5.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5 in D minor

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic

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Anton Bruckner

6.

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 8 in C minor - 1st movement

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic

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Jean Sibelius

7.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

8.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor -1st movement

Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter

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Book

Eternal Echoes by John O'Donohue

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Luxury item

Grand piano

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 22 May 1967

Composer

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer and conductor John Barry.

Choices

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

1.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

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Frank Sinatra

2.

Frank Sinatra

It Never Entered My Head

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Gustav Mahler

4.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 9 in D major

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: John Barbirolli

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Kodaly Girls' Choir of Budapest

5.

Kodaly Girls' Choir of Budapest

The Gypsy

Dmitri Shostakovich

6.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1in E flat major

Soloist: Mstislav Rostropovich Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

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Béla Bartók

7.

Béla Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

8.

Castaway's favourite

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

The Crusaders in Pskov (from Alexander Nevsky)

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Schippers

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Book

Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis

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