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Jorge Bolet

Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Jorge Bolet.

The pianist Jorge Bolet, who was born in Havana, Cuba, was given lessons first by his sister. He went on to study at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is now hailed particularly for his interpretation of the music of Liszt. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his long career, which includes conducting the first performance of The Mikado in Tokyo.

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

Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor by Frédéric Chopin
Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Luxury: Camera

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 1985 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

      Artist: Josef Hofmann with Orchestra

  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkäinen in Tuonela

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Roman Festivals - 4th movement

    Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

  • William Walton

    Violin Concerto in B Minor

    Soloist: Heifetz Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Goossens

  • Tristan und Isolde Symphonic Synthesis

    Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture

    Soloist: Moiseiwitsch

  • Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Soloist: Anna Russell

  • Les Paul

    Brazil

    • The New Sound.
  • Book Choice

    • Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

  • Luxury Choice

    • Camera

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Jorge Bolet

Broadcasts

  • Sat 2 Mar 1985 18:25
  • Fri 8 Mar 1985 09:05

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