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Claire Bloom

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Claire Bloom.

Favourite track: Soave Sia Il Vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Coffee and espresso machine

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

    Soloist: Maurizio Pollini Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Soave sia il vento (from Cosi fan tutte)

      Soloist: Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Rolando Panerai Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau (from Images)

    Soloist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

  • Benjamin Britten

    I know a bank (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

    Soloist: Alfred Deller Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 31 in D major 'Paris'

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

  • Richard Strauss

    September (from Four Last Songs)

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: George Szell

  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Suicidio

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra Conductor: Antonio Votto

  • Francis Poulenc

    Hôtel (from Banalités)

    Soloist: Pierre Bernac

  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Coffee and espresso machine

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Claire Bloom

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