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Sir Frederick Gibberd

Roy Plomley's castaway is architect Sir Frederick Gibberd.

Sir Frederick Gibberd includes among his designs a bridge, Liverpool Cathedral, the mosque in Regent's Park and Harlow New Town, but he says of himself "had I been less interested in people and more interested in building a monument, I'd probably have been a better architect".

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career, his enthusiasm for landscape gardening, and he 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: The Marriage of Figaro Act 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Scrapbook of poetry
Luxury: Bottle of sleeping tablets

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55 minutes

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Fri 12 Aug 1983 09:05

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Vieni! t'affretta! (from Macbeth)

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major

    Soloist: Wilhelm Kempff Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Oboe Concerto in D minor - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Heinz Holliger Orchestra: Dresden State Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 35 in D major 'Haffner' - 2nd movement

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Act 4 (finale)

    Soloist: Richard Bonynge Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 4 In G major

    Soloist: Artur Rubinstein Orchestra: Symphony of the Air

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      The Marriage of Figaro Act 3

      Soloist: Maria Stader Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Kyrie (from Requiem)

    Choir: Choir of King's College, Cambridge Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Sir David Willcocks

  • Book Choice

    • Scrapbook of poetry

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bottle of sleeping tablets


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Sir Frederick Gibberd


  • Sat 6 Aug 1983 18:25
  • Fri 12 Aug 1983 09:05

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