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Professor Asa Briggs

Professor Asa Briggs

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First broadcast: Mon 16 Dec 1968

Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University, Social historian

Roy Plomley's castaway is Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University Professor Asa Briggs.

Choices

Sir William Walton

1.

Sir William Walton

Belshazzar's Feast

Soloist: James Milligan Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

O, Isis und Osiris (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Wilhelm Strienz Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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Domenico Scarlatti

3.

Domenico Scarlatti

Harpsichord Sonata in B flat major

Soloist: Fernando Valenti

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Claudio Monteverdi

4.

Claudio Monteverdi

The Coronation of Poppea

Soloist: Magda Laszlo, Richard Lewis Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: John Pritchard

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Franz Schubert

5.

Franz Schubert

Gute Nacht (from Winterreise)

Soloist: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore

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Dmitri Shostakovich

7.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Soloist: David Oistrakh Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Dmitri Mitropoulos

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Orchestra: Amadeus String Quartet

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Book

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

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Luxury item

The BBC Archives from 1945 to 1954

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