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Brian Aldiss

Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and critic Brian Aldiss.

Favourite track: Sonata In A by Franz Schubert
Book: Rasselas by Dr Samuel Johnson
Luxury: Time machine

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Apr 1982 09:05

Music Played

  • Alexander Borodin

    Symphony No. 2 in B minor

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Nikolai Malko

  • The Waiter The Porter and The Upstairs Maid

  • Bronislav Simorovic, Danica Obrenic

    Kazi Vaske

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Franz Schubert

      Sonata in A major

      Soloist: David Oistrakh, Lev Oborin

  • Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra

    Kansas City Breakdown

  • Pietro Mascagni

    Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn) (from Cavalleria rusticana)

    Soloist: Victoria de los Angeles Orchestra: Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: Gabriele Santini

  • Gustav Holst

    Mars (The Bringer of War) From The Planets – Suite, op.32

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Tom Lehrer

    The Vatican Rag

  • Book Choice

    • Rasselas - Dr Samuel Johnson

  • Luxury Choice

    • Time machine


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Brian Aldiss


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