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Noel Rawsthorne

Roy Plomley's castaway is organist Noel Rawsthorne.

Favourite track: Osanna In Excelsis by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Survival manual
Luxury: Harpsichord

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New Year's Day 1973 12:25

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Mass in B minor - Hosanna

      Orchestra: Munich Bach Orchestra and Choir

  • Piano Concerto No. 3

    Soloist: Annie Fischer Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

  • Mein Herr Marquis (Laughing Song)(from Die Fledermaus)

    Soloist: Florence Foster Jenkins, Cosme McMoon

  • Richard Strauss

    Also Sprach Zarathustra

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion - Erbarme dich

    Soloist: Kathleen Ferrier Orchestra: Jacques Orchestra Conductor: Sviatoslav Richter

  • Victor Borge

    A Mozart Opera

  • Judy Garland

    Over The Rainbow

  • Liverpool Cathedral Choir

    On This Day Earth Shall Ring

  • Book Choice

    • Survival manual

  • Luxury Choice

    • Harpsichord

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Noel Rawsthorne

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