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Sir Robert Mayer

Roy Plomley's castaway is patron of music Sir Robert Mayer.

Favourite track: An Die Musik by Franz Schubert
Book: His visitors' book
Luxury: Grapes (seedless)

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40 minutes

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Tue 5 Jun 1979 12:20

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata In F Major

    Soloist: Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin

  • Selig wie die Sonne (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schumann, Lauritz Melchior, Gladys Parr, Ben Williams Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: John Barbirolli

  • Franz Lehár

    I'm off to Chez Maxim's (from The Merry Widow)

    Soloist: Eberhard Wachter Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Lovro von Mata?i?

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Dies irae (from Requiem Mass)

    Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Victor de Sabata

  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

    Soloist: Artur Schnabel

  • Concerto For Orchestra

    Orchestra: Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Franz Schubert

      An die Musik (To Music), D547

      Soloist: Lotte Lehmann, Paul Ulanowsky

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat Major

    Soloist: Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose Orchestra: Victor: Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Solomon

  • Book Choice

    • His visitors' book

  • Luxury Choice

    • Grapes (seedless)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Sir Robert Mayer

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