Edward Heath

Sue Lawley's castaway is former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is a man who has, at times, endured a different isolation from that imposed by the mythical island. But along with his frequently turbulent political career, he has also enjoyed the close companionship of his fellow crew members when captaining his yacht to resounding victories, as well as conducting some of the greatest orchestras in the world. Former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Edward Heath will be discussing his many achievements - political, nautical and musical - as well as his plans for the future in Desert Island Discs.

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

Favourite track: Prisoners' Chorus by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Volume of the works of the Impressionist painters
Luxury: Suntan lotion

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No. 1 'Sea Symphony'

    Orchestra: The LSO Chorus Conductor: Andre Previn

    • A Sea Symphony.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major

    Soloist: Alfred Cortot, Jacqhes Thibaud, Pablo Casals

    • The Complete Recordings Origin. 1926-8.
    • Opal.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier

    Soloist: Edelman, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig

    • Der Rosenkavalier.
    • EMI.
  • Topol

    If I Were A Rich Man

    • Fiddler On The Roof.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture

    Soloist: Edward Heath Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    • London Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert.
    • HMV.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

      Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

      • Fidelio.
      • Decca.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

  • Felix Mendelssohn/Cummings

    Hark! The herald angels sing

    Choir: The Geoffrey Mitchell Choir Conductor: Edward Heath

    • The Joy Of Xmas.
    • HMV.
  • Book Choice

    • Volume of the works of the Impressionist painters

  • Luxury Choice

    • Suntan lotion


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Edward Heath


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