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Jessye Norman

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Jessye Norman.

Favourite track: Love Duet by Richard Wagner
Book: Diaries by Virginia Woolf
Luxury: Perrier Water

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40 minutes

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Fri 18 Sep 1981 09:05

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Alto Rhapsody

    Soloist: Marion Anderson Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Robert Shaw

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major

    Soloist: Pierre Fournier

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I Have A Dream (speech August 28 1963)

  • Isla Blair & Derek Jacobi

    Could Love You Forever

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Love Duet

      Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

  • Claude Debussy

    Golliwog's cakewalk (from Children's Corner)

    Soloist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage Of Figaro

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Colin Davis

  • Book Choice

    • Diaries - Virginia Woolf

  • Luxury Choice

    • Perrier Water

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Jessye Norman

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