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Lord Rothschild

Roy Plomley's castaway is academic and businessman Lord Rothschild.

Lord Rothschild has spent much of his life as Assistant Director of the Research Department of Zoology at Cambridge University, but that has not prevented him from taking active roles in industry, heading the government's think tank and writing several books. He talks about the many facets of his career to Roy Plomley, and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Get Happy by Art Tatum
Book: Book on pure mathematics
Luxury: Pad of A4 paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 13 Jul 1984 09:05

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor

    Soloist: Christiane Jacottet

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Art Tatum

      Get Happy

  • Honky Tonk Train Blues

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Concerto in C major

  • Vladimir Horowitz

    Étude In A Flat

  • Teddy Wilson

    Every Now and Then

    • The Complete Teddy Wilson.
  • Franz Liszt

    Funérailles (from Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses)

    Soloist: Jorge Bolet

  • Cantor Samuel Malavsky & Family Choir

    B'rosh Hashono

    • Cantorial Masterworks.
  • Book Choice

    • Book on pure mathematics

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pad of A4 paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Lord Rothschild


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