Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Les Murray.
Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the Australian poet Les Murray. He began writing when he realised that poetry didn't have to be about daffodils in a far off English field but could reflect the world around him; from the sheep and cows on the family farm, to the wallabies in the outback. His most powerful subject though, is his own depression which has dogged him for more than 50 years.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: La Valse a Mille Temps by Jacques Brel
Book: Blank, lined book
Luxury: Marble four-poster bed
O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)
Choir: The Rutgers University Choir Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
- Carmina Burana.
- Sony Classical.
- Inside The Kremlin.
- Private Music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A major - 2nd movement
Soloist: David Campbell Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia Conductor: Richard Hickox
- Clarinet Cto, Flute & Harp Cto.
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
Gaelic Service in Dornoch in 1950
La Valse a Mille Temps
- Le Piu Belle Canzoni Francesi A Paris.
- Replay Music.
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Mais Que Nada
- The Very Best of.
- A&M Records.
Jupiter (from The Planets)
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
- Holst, The Planets.
- Deutsche Grammophon.
Blank, lined book
Marble four-poster bed
|Interviewed Guest||Les Murray|
- Sun 16 Aug 1998 11:15
- Fri 21 Aug 1998 09:00