Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Jessye Norman.
Favourite track: Love Duet by Richard WagnerBook: Diaries by Virginia WoolfLuxury: Perrier Water
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Soloist: Marion Anderson
Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major
Soloist: Pierre Fournier
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
I Have A Dream (speech August 28 1963)
Could Love You Forever
Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Golliwog's cakewalk (from Children's Corner)
Soloist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
The Marriage Of Figaro
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
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