Roy Plomley's castaway is critic Alan Dent.
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Absence (from Les nuits d'été)
Soloist: Maggie Teyte
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ca' The Yowes to the Knowes
Largo al factotum (from The Barber of Seville)
Soloist: Dennis Noble
Orchestra: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Where'er you walk (from Semele)
Soloist: Webster Booth
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Soloist: Walter Widdop
An die Musik (To Music), D547
Soloist: Isobel Baillie
Round the Hay Wain'
Sur le Pont D'Avignon
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