Sue Lawley's castaway is composer and conductor Berthold Goldschmidt.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the composer and conductor Berthold Goldschmidt. Born in Hamburg 91 years ago, he enjoyed a brilliant early career working with many famous musicians in Germany and Russia. But he'll be telling Sue Lawley how, as a Jew, he was forced to flee the Nazis and take refuge in Britain. Sadly, the musical establishment of his adopted homeland found his music old-fashioned and neglected him until the 1980s, when his music started to be rediscovered and widely appreciated.
Now experiencing a highly-successful revival all over Europe and America, as well as having his work recorded and performed at the Proms, he is greatly enjoying his new-found recognition.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Goldberg Varations BWV 988 - No 26 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann
Luxury: Vanity case including metal mirror and shaving kit
Sinfonietta - 1st movement
Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Karel Ancerl
- Leos Janacek - Sinfonetta.
Soloist: Hilde Gueden, Sena Jurinac Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica
- Der Rosenkavalier.
String Trio, Op. 45
Soloist: Jan Popichal
- Vienna String Trio.
Symphony No. 10 in F sharp minor - Flute solo from 5th movement
Orchestra: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Mahler Symphony No 10.
Nocturne (from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
Soloist: Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
- Britten - Serenade/Les Illuminations/Nocturne.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg variations - Variation No. 26
Soloist: Andras Schiff
- J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations.
Romeo and Juliet
Orchestra: the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
- Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet.
A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture
Orchestra: The Berlin Symphony Orchestra
- Mendelssohn: A Middummer Night's Dream.
Joseph and His Brothers - Thomas Mann
Vanity case including metal mirror and shaving kit
|Interviewed Guest||Berthold Goldschmidt|
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