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Lord Montagu

Michael Parkinson's castaway is founder of the National Motor Museum Lord Montagu.

"Music is one of my great passions" says Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, "my taste is wide-ranging; from Wagner to Jazz". In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career, focusing particularly on running the stately home, organising jazz festivals and being Chairman of English Heritage. He also undergoes the agonising task of narrowing his musical choice to eight records.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 2 by Gustav Mahler
Book: The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Luxury: Windsurfing board

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40 minutes

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Fri 4 Sep 1987 09:05

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Triple Concerto in C major

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Sidney Bechet

    When The Saints Go Marching In

  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Blues To Be There

  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

  • Simon & Garfunkel

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

      Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Vera Lynn

    We'll Meet Again

  • Book Choice

    • The Lord of the Rings - J R R Tolkien

  • Luxury Choice

    • Windsurfing board

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Lord Montagu

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