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Anthony Rolfe Johnson

Anthony Rolfe Johnson

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 26 Apr 1992

Opera singer - tenor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the distinguished tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his Methodist upbringing in the East End of London, his years as a farmer in Sussex and explaining why he was 29 years old before he took his enormous talent for singing seriously.

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

Choices

Franz Schubert

1.

Franz Schubert

Der Neugierige (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

Soloist: Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

Others who chose this artist

Gustav Mahler

2.

Gustav Mahler

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (from Rückert-Lieder)

Soloist: Christa Ludwig Orchestra: The Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Fritz Wunderlich, Karl Böhm Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Gloria in excelsis

Choir: Academy and Choir Of St. Martin In The Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

Others who chose this artist

Benjamin Britten

5.

Benjamin Britten

Hymn: Queen and huntress (from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)

Soloist: Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, Dennis Brain Orchestra: The Boyd Neel Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - 3rd movement

Orchestra: The Gewandhaus Orchestra Conductor: Kurt Masur

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg Variations - Variation No. 2

Soloist: Glenn Gould

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Claudio Monteverdi

8.

Claudio Monteverdi

Duo Seraphim (from Vespers 1610)

Soloist: Nigel Robson / Sandro Naglai Choir: The Monteverdi Choir Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

Others who chose this artist

Book

Welsh-English Dictionary by

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Luxury item

Parquet floor and tap shoes

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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