Sue Lawley's castaway is pianist John Ogdon.
This week's Desert Island Discs will be a form of tribute to the pianist John Ogdon, who died last month.
In the programme, you can hear about his early musical life and his enormous success on the international music scene - a success which was cut short by a devastating nervous breakdown which brought his career to a halt. During his conversation with Sue Lawley, he talked about that illness, his eventual recovery and subsequent return to the concert platform and recording studios.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 1 in B Minor 1st Movement by William Walton
Book: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Luxury: Steinway piano
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes - Dawn
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra/ Andre Previn
Concerto No 4
Soloist: Arturo Beneditti Michelangeli Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
- Rachmaninov: Piano Cto No. 4.
Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor - 1st movement
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn
- Wasps Overture.
Piano Sonata in B minor
Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz
- Piano Works by Liszt.
Soloist: Brenda Lucas & John Ogdon
- Rachmaninov Suites.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Soloist: Daniel Barenboim Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
- Mozart Piano Ct..
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
- Debussy: La Mer.
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
|Interviewed Guest||John Ogdon|
- Sun 24 Sep 1989 12:15
- Fri 29 Sep 1989 09:05