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Dirk Bogarde

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Dirk Bogarde.

In this week's edition of Desert Island Discs the castaway is film actor and writer Dirk Bogarde. Among many other things, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about why life as a national heart-throb has never really suited him, about his many years living in Provence and about the film of which he himself is most proud - Visconti's Death in Venice.

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

Favourite track: 5th Symphony 4th Movement by Gustav Mahler
Book: Akenfield by Ronald Blythe
Luxury: Distillery

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca Act 2 (finale)

    Soloist: Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi

    • Puccini: Tosca.
    • EMI.
  • Raff

    La Fileuse

    Soloist: Yvonne Arnaud Orchestra: String Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

    • HMV.
  • César Franck

    Symphony in D minor - 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Mari Giulini

    • Cesar Franck: Symphony in D Minor.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Yvonne Printemps

    Je T'aime

    • Les Triomphes D'Yvonne Printemps.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

      Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

      • Mahler: Symphony No. 5.
      • CBS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

    Soloist: Lazar Berman Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

    • Liszt: Piano Cti Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Lorin Maazel

    • Favourite Composers: Richard Strauss.
    • Decca.
  • John Kander

    New York, New York

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra Conductor: John Williams

    • Aisle Seat - Great Film Music.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Akenfield - Ronald Blythe

  • Luxury Choice

    • Distillery

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Dirk Bogarde

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