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Derek Tangye

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Derek Tangye.

Favourite track: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Astronomical telescope

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40 minutes

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Fri 7 Nov 1980 09:05

Music Played

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  • Giacomo Puccini

    Io de' sospiri (Shepherd boy's song) (from Tosca)

    Soloist: Alvaro Cordova Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra Conductor: Sabata

  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau (from Images)

    Soloist: Walter Gieseking

  • Cyril Smith and Phylis Sellick

    Galop

  • Carroll Gibbons and his String Quintet

    Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Sergei Rachmaninov

      Symphony No. 2 in E minor

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major

    Orchestra: Amadeus String Quartet

  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite

    Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Lizbeth Webb

    This Is My Lovely Day

  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Astronomical telescope

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Derek Tangye

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