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Birgit Nilsson

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Birgit Nilsson.

Favourite track: Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde) by Richard Wagner
Book: The Second World War by Sir Winston Churchill
Luxury: Swedish crossword puzzles

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Mon 27 May 1963 13:40

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Leise, leise, fromme Weise (from Der Freischütz)

    Soloist: Birgit Nilsson Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Heinz Wallberg

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle (The Trout), D550

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schumann

  • Birgit Nilsson

    I Could Have Danced All Night

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma

    Soloist: Jussi Björling Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

  • Edvard Grieg

    I love but thee (Jeg elsker dig), Op. 5/3

    Soloist: Birgit Nilsson

  • Act 3 Love Duet (from Siegfried)

    Soloist: Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Georg Solti

  • Richard Strauss

    Salome

    Soloist: Birgit Nilsson Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Georg Solti

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)

      Soloist: Birgit Nilsson Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Georg Solti

  • Book Choice

    • The Second World War - Sir Winston Churchill

  • Luxury Choice

    • Swedish crossword puzzles

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Birgit Nilsson

Broadcast

  • Mon 27 May 1963 13:40

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