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Simon Callow

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Simon Callow.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Simon Callow. He impressed the theatre world when he played Mozart in Amadeus, and won our hearts as the genial Scot, Gareth, in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Like many actors, he learned his trade in rep. It's a good place to make mistakes, he says, recalling how he fell twenty foot through a trap door during 'A Christmas Carol'.

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

Favourite track: String Quintet in C Major - Adagio by Franz Schubert
Book: Dictionary
Luxury: Nose hair trimmer

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No. 3 in G major - 1st movement

    Orchestra: The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Antal Dorati

    • Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Works.
    • Philips.
  • Tannhäuser Overture

    Orchestra: The Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

  • Narciso Yepes

    Concierto De Aranjuez

    • Rodrigo.
    • Forlane.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio! (aria)

    Soloist: Margaret Price Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Margaret Price (Soprano) Works by Mozart.
    • RCA.
  • Alan Rawsthorne

    Piano Concerto No.2 - Allegro

    Soloist: John Ogdon Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • Rawsthorne/Simpson.
    • BBC Radio Classics.
  • Jeff Buckley

    Lilac Wine

    • Electrical Process.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Franz Schubert

      String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement

      Soloist: Stern/Schneider/Katims/Casais/Tortelier

      • Schubert: String Quintet.
      • Sony Classical.
  • Mojca Zlobko

    Adagio Amoroso

    • Zvonimir Ciglic.
    • Sazas.
  • Book Choice

    • Dictionary

  • Luxury Choice

    • Nose hair trimmer


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Simon Callow


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