Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Anthony Powell.
Favourite track: Rio Grande by Constant LambertBook: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail LermontovLuxury: Wine
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
Were I Laid On Greenland's Coast
La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)
Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor)
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
The Rio Grande
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
Conductor: Constant Lambert
La Création du monde
Orchestra: Orchestre Du Theatre Des Champs-Elysees
Ibéria (from Images)
Orchestra: Orchestra De La Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
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