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Rita Streich

Rita Streich

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 15 Jul 1978

Opera singer - soprano

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Rita Streich.

Choices

Felix Mendelssohn

1.

Felix Mendelssohn

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On wings of song), Op.34/2

Soloist: Rita Streich, Geoffrey Parsons

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 36 in C major 'Linz'

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

George Frideric Handel

4.

George Frideric Handel

Art thou troubled? (adaptation of Dove sei) (from Rodelinda)

Soloist: Kathleen Ferrier Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Claude Debussy

5.

Claude Debussy

Pelléas et Mélisande

Soloist: Erna Spoorenberg Orchestra: Suisse Romande Orchestra Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

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Joaquín Rodrigo

6.

Joaquín Rodrigo

Concierto De Aranjuez

Soloist: John Williams Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

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William Byrd

7.

William Byrd

Earl Of Oxford's March

Artist: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

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Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

8.

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

The Nightingale and the Rose, Op. 2/2

Soloist: Rita Streich Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Gaebel

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Nonsense of Dying by Prentice Mulford

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Luxury item

Painting materials

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Occupations

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