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The Zhivago Affair - Episode 5

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Sir Richard Woolley

Sir Richard Woolley

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 15 Mar 1965

Astronomer Royal

Roy Plomley's castaway is Astronomer Royal Sir Richard Woolley.

Choices

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

1.

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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Robert Schumann

2.

Robert Schumann

Piano Concerto in A Minor

Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Conductor: Witold Rowicki

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Well-tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude & Fugue in D minor

Soloist: Rosalyn Tureck

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Soloist: Vasso Devetzi Orchestra: Moscow Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Rudolf Barshai

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia and Fugue In G minor

Soloist: Helmut Walcha

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Bech/Isaacs

6.

Bech/Isaacs

Contrapuntus 7 from The Art of Fugue

Orchestra: Philomusica of London

Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations - Variation No. 30

Soloist: George Malcolm

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli

Soloist: Wilhelm Backhaus

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Book

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

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