Desert Island Disks

Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:28

BBC - Radio 4

24th March 2002

"Desert Island Disks"

On the 1st March, Sue Lawley of the BBC interviewed Dorothy Rowe for the popular program called "Desert Island Disks" where prominent people are asked what recordings they would like to have if they were stranded on a deserted island.

Here is the list chosen by Dorothy...

1. Ev'ry Time We Say Good-bye
Performer: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Cole Porter
Publisher: Polygram Records
CD Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, Vol 1
Band: 11
Label: Verve
Rec No: 821 989-2

2. The Runaway Train
Performer: Vernon Dalhart
Composer: Massey, Robison
Publisher: B Felman Co Ltd/ EMI
CD Title: Junior Choice, Vol. 1
Band: 2
Label: Music for Pleasure
Rec No: CD-MFP 5890

3. The Continental
Performer: Fred Astaire
Composer: Con Conrad, Herb Magidson
Publisher: Polygram Records Inc
CD Title: Steppin out: Aistaire Sings
Band: 13
Label: Verve
Rec No: 5230062

4. Just One Of Those Things
Performer: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Cole Porter
Publisher: Polygram Records
CD Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, Vol 1
Band: 10
Label: Verve
Rec No: 821 989-2

5. Theme to the Australian television series, Sea Change
Performer: Wendy Morrison and Richard Pleasance
Composer: Wendy Morrison
Publisher: Gotham Music
CD Title: Sea Change
Band: 18
Label: Gotham Music
Rec No: D31872

6. Piano Sonata in C major
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz/ Wilhelm Backhaus
Composer: Mozart
Publisher: Polydor International
CD Title: Horowitz in Moscow
Band: 4
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Rec No: 419 499-2

7. Andante Con Moto from Unfinished Symphony
Performer: Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Composer: Schubert
Publisher: Polydor International
CD Title: Schubert: Symphonies No 8 & No 9
Band: 2
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Rec No: 423 219-2

8. Finale
Performer: The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult
Composer: Schubert
Publisher: EMI records Ltd
CD Title: Schubert: Great C Major Symphony, No 9
Band: 4
Label: EMI
Rec No: CDM 769199 2

If Dorothy could take just one record it would be No 8, the Schubert.

Her chosen book, apart from The Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare, would be The Oxford Companion to the Body, edited by Colin Blakemore.

Her luxury would be a snorkling suit with prescription goggles.