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Sir Nicholas Henderson

Sir Nicholas Henderson

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First broadcast: Sun 28 May 1989

Former diplomat

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the country's leading former diplomats, Sir Nicholas Henderson. He has served in Britain's embassies all over the world - including Poland, West Germany and Paris, but was most prominent as our man in Washington during the Falklands War. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the pleasures and pitfalls of this somewhat nomadic, but nevertheless glamorous existence, and choosing eight records to accompany him on this, his final posting.

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

Choices

Antonio Vivaldi

1.

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons - Winter

Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Others who chose this artist

Cole Porter

2.

Cole Porter

Night and Day

Artist: Fred Astaire

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Johann Sebastian Strauss

3.

Johann Sebastian Strauss

Die Fledermaus Overture

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major - 3rd movement

Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

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Frédéric Chopin

5.

Frédéric Chopin

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major - 3rd movement

Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra: The Bath Festival Orchestra

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P.G. Wodehouse

7.

P.G. Wodehouse

The Clicking Of Cuthbert

Artist: Timothy Carlton

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Johannes Brahms

8.

Johannes Brahms

Waltz In G

Soloist: Benjamin Moore

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Book

Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Sculpture from The Louvre and a box of different seeds

Others who chose a similar luxury

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