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Professor Eric Hobsbawm

Sue Lawley's castaway is historian Professor Eric Hobsbawm.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the historian Professor Eric Hobsbawm. A life-long Communist and author of a series of books on the history of the 19th century which is regarded by many as a seminal work of scholarship, he has now turned his attention to the 20th century. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his views on the major historical events of the century, its future and his part in it.

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

Favourite track: Slow Grind by The Kenny Barron Trio
Book: Canto General by Pablo Neruda
Luxury: Binoculars

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Mar 1995 09:05

Music Played

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  • Charlie Parker

    Parker's Mood

    • The Immortal Charlie Parker.
    • London Records Jazz Series.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

    Orchestra: The Vienna Chamber Orchestra And Academic Choir

    • Ein' Feste Burgh Ist Unser Gott.
    • Nixa.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major - 1st movement

    Soloist: Milton Katims, Pablo Casals, Alexander Schneider

    • Schubert: Quintet Opus 163 - Symphony No 5.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Billie Holiday

    He's Funny That Way

    • Billie Holiday.
    • Commodore.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld

    Orchestra: The Paris Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Orpheus In The Underworld.
    • Nixa.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Casta diva (from Norma)

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: La Scala Milan

    • Vincenzo Bellini.
    • Gala.
  • Castaway's Favourite

  • Gustav Mahler

    Der Abschied (from Das Lied von der Erde)

    Soloist: Kathleen Ferrier Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica

    • Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • Canto General - Pablo Neruda

  • Luxury Choice

    • Binoculars


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Professor Eric Hobsbawm


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