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Peter Barkworth

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Peter Barkworth.

Favourite track: Symphony No. 1 in A Flat by Edward Elgar
Book: His diaries to date
Luxury: Beautifully bound blank book and ballpoint pens

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40 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Sep 1979 12:20

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Edward Elgar

      Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Georg Solti

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Cujus animam gementem (from Stabat mater)

    Soloist: Josef Traxel Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Forster

  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Paganini

    Soloist: Agustin Anievas

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat major 'Eroica'

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

  • Richard Strauss

    Marie Theres'! Hab' mir's gelobt (Act 3 Trio) (from Der Rosenkavalier)

    Soloist: Christa Ludwig, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Teresa Stitch-Randall Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    Clog Dance (from La Fille Mal Gardee)

  • Marvin Hamlisch

    A Chorus Line

  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major

    Orchestra: Budapest String Quartet

  • Book Choice

    • His diaries to date

  • Luxury Choice

    • Beautifully bound blank book and ballpoint pens

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Peter Barkworth

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