Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and performer Barry Humphries.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and performer Barry Humphries. For decades he has enjoyed global fame with his grotesque comic creations, the Melbourne housewife Dame Edna Everage and the drunken cultural attache Sir Les Patterson. Off stage, though, his life has been spent immersed in literature, music and the arts, and he says that his time spent on the desert island would allow him to devote himself to painting.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Songs of Sunset: They are not long, the weeping & the laughter by Frederick Delius
Book: The Melbourne Street Directory
Luxury: My paints.
Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (from Der Rosenkavalier)
Soloist: Anne Sofie Von Otter & Barbara Hendricks
- Der Rosenkavalier.
Things are Looking up
- Crazy for Gershwin.
Soloist: Ruggiero Ricci & Noriko Shiozaki
- Hidden Treasures.
On Mother Kelly's Doorstep
- On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep.
- Ace of Clubs.
Der Leiermann (The Organgrinder)( from Winterreise)
Soloist: Peter Anders with Michael Raucheisen
- 1945 Schubert: Winterreise.
Flute Sonata - 2nd movement
Soloist: Patrick Gallois
- French Flute Music.
Artist: Felix Joachimson
- So Rare 3 Barry Humphries from the Bill Armstrong Collection..
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter (from Songs of Sunset)
Soloist: Nancy Evans, Redvers Llewellyn Choir: BBC Chorus Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
- Beecham collection: Delius.
The Melbourne Street Directory
|Interviewed Guest||Barry Humphries|
- Sun 24 May 2009 10:00
- Sun 24 May 2009 11:15
- Fri 29 May 2009 09:00