He chose a full-scale model of the Oval cricket ground as his luxury item. 11. Plomley was succeeded, after much discussion of whether the show could or should go on without him, by Michael Parkinson. The show’s first guest was marooned three quarters of a century ago this month. 15. Can YOU build a hut?” Preminger chooses scores from his films to accompany him on the island and his autobiography as his book. There are no reviews yet. Uploaded by “To be a comedian is to be lonely,” he tells Plomley in reply to the usual opening gambit: “How would you cope on a desert island?” Dawson’s choice of discs encompasses Chopin, Ravel, Edith Piaf and WC Fields. Book: French cookery book Luxury: Sun-tan oil 36. “I’m not married because I’m not married,” he explained. The castaway on 16 June 1991 was Booker prize-winning novelist AS Byatt. In July 1987 Parkinson interviewed the comedian Kenneth Williams, who, like Amis, had been cast away by Plomley a generation earlier. ↑ Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Alan Jefferson (1996). It’s in the nature, shall we say, of a rather gentle horror picture.”. Ihr heller und wunderschön timbrierter Sopran ist fülliger, reicher, ein wenig schwerfälliger in den Pianohöhen geworden. He was a fantastic interviewee with a marvellously smoky voice and, naturally, a great choice of music. 75. 35. The rumbustious Oliver Reed was cast away in November 1974. 68. Plomley had always advocated a wide range of guests – “dance-band leaders, actors, members of the Brains Trust, film stars, writers, child prodigies, ballet dancers and all sorts of people could be included,” he wrote in his initial submission to the BBC – but Vic Oliver and Arthur Askey were probably more fun. Frühen Lebensjahren. The show made headlines again in November 2009 when Young interviewed singer Morrissey. Chooses music.Walter Legge. “No, no, no, I’m frightened of nothing,” says Dietrich. Share your favourites below. She seems to have a sense that she is in for the duration as she unveils her “very first castaway”. Singer, comedian and star of the Goon Show Harry Secombe made of the first of his two appearances in September 1956 and chose one of the great luxuries – “a collapsible concrete model of Broadcasting House with plastic announcers”, so he could imagine his colleagues “working their nuts off” while he was sunbathing. 45. The Lark Ascending – The People’s Desert Island Disc Terry Wogan made three appearances, the last on 1 January 2012 (the others were in 1983 and 1988). 16. He chose his trademark instrument, the ukulele, as his luxury. The most controversial guest ever, cast away in November 1989 when she was almost 80, was Lady Mosley – Diana Mitford before she married Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists. 65. In January 1981 the castaway was Princess Margaret. 27. “I’ve got this theory that we’re in an endless loop of lives and it just never ends,” he says. 6. Past 80 by the time of the interview, he is gloriously clipped and military – Plomley feels obliged to call him “Sir”. 26. “Any sensible woman would be a lesbian,” says Greer. It is a terrific interview, a world away from the gentle Plomley. Dame Elisabeth, the daughter of a Prussian schoolmaster, was born in 1915 near … Comedian Arthur Askey, clearly a favourite of Plomley’s, made the first of his record four appearances on 2 April 1942 – the others came in 1955, 1968 and 1980, two years before his death. “She was a brilliant storyteller,” said Young, “a real pleasure to spend time with.”, 71. “You don’t get over it,” she says, “and you suffer greatly from people supposing you will. Dezember 1915 in Jarotschin, Provinz Posen; 3. The first castaway – marooned on 29 January 1942 – was Vic Oliver, a music-hall star in the 1930s. “I reminded her that the luxury had to be an inanimate object,” Lawley later explained. As when Parkinson left, there was no formal leave-taking. Agate was gay, but Plomley would never have dreamed of discussing such subjects – either in 1942 or 40 years later, when he was still presenting the show. Her luxury item was an ironing board. She is not pleased when he asks her which of her eight records she would keep if seven were washed away. The Desert Island Discs … Toe sy in 1958 uitgenooi was om haar gunsteling agt plate op die BBC se Desert Island Discs te kies, het Schwarzkopf sewe van haar eie opnames gekies. 29. Jahrhunderts, die besonders für ihre Interpretationen von Mozart- und Strauss-Opern bekannt war. I could get run over by a truck tomorrow. Incestuously, one of his musical choices was Eric Coates’s By the Sleepy Lagoon, the programme’s theme music (which was inspired not by a tropical island, but by Bognor Regis). 48. Plomley was interviewed by the BBC’s head of music Leslie Perowne in May 1942, and chose lots of Borodin. Parkinson had appeared himself in February 1972, and had been disappointed by the experience. Mick Jagger is one of the famous Desert Island Discs refuseniks – George Bernard Shaw, Laurence Olivier, Ted Hughes and Prince Charles turned it down too. 49. Here are the moments that made Desert Island Discs a radio classic, Last modified on Wed 1 Jul 2020 12.59 EDT. Alan Blyth. It's great. She had herself been a castaway in November 1987. 20. And then I say ‘Stop it! “I’d take the first one I ever had – the one I serenaded Beryl [his wife] with when we were courting, the one I taught myself to play on first of all. She would just hang the mattress out of the window to dry. 50. The sounds of tropical birds were substituted, but even more listeners complained, so after a couple of months the geographically inappropriate gulls returned.19. In March 1979 Plomley faced the magisterial Lauren Bacall. The legendary BBC radio program Desert Island Discs celebrated 70 glorious years in 2012. “Could you build a hut?” “Build a HUT?,” says Preminger incredulously. 38. Schwarzkopf wurde am 9. It’s a tasty desert following the high emotion of the “Last Songs” and the aesthetic disquisition of “Capriccio.” Sound quality is good and certainly very strong for the early 50s, so don’t be dissuaded by the age of the recording. 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She rejected the idea, so he took pencils and drawing books instead. arkiver2 Symphonies in sea – 75 years of Desert Island Discs. 39. 60. Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island. The 75th anniversary of Desert Island Discs Featuring David Beckham, the funniest and most moving moments, animations and quizzes. 23. It is played immediately after he says he would change nothing in his handling of the miners’ strike of 1984-85. Who on Earth will be cast away for Desert Island Discs’ centenary? In Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play, The Real Thing, Henry, a fortysomething playwright, agonises over which records to choose on Desert Island Discs: classics that will make him look cultivated or the pop music he actually likes. “It just hasn’t happened yet.”. 52. 56. Sie galt als eine der führenden Sopranistinnen der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Plomley sounds frazzled by the end. “Of course at that moment he was the person who was making the news, and therefore extremely interesting to talk to,” she replies. “It’s called Psycho. So could you, Sue.”55. He was the perfect first interviewee for presenter Roy Plomley, the Wodehousian wannabe actor who devised the show. There are two sticking points when one comes to consider Schwarzkopf. Alfred Hitchcock was cast away on 19 October 1959. In July of that year, Lawley interviewed Dame Edna Everage – one of three appearances by Barry Humphries. 51. Fröhlich). being interviewed by a man who seemed bored with the show. I don’t ever want to hear again Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Schubert’s 5th Symphony, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Mozart’s 40th Symphony.”. He also chose a blow-up doll – plus, for reasons one doesn’t want to think about, a bicycle repair kit – as his luxury. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf hat zum Zeitpunkt der Aufnahmen (1966 und 68) gerade die 50 überschritten, was bei einem lyrischen Sopran immer eine Zeitenwende bedeutet oder bereits zu einer Änderung der Karriere geführt hat. His account of how he overcame dyslexia and his school’s low expectations is powerful and moving. The programme was broadcast on 11 May 1985. Schwarzkopf sou voortaan vir die res van haar loopbaan haar tyd tussen lieder uitvoerings en opera uitvoerings verdeel. His admission that he had contemplated suicide and his description of “self-destruction” as “honourable” produced complaints from families of people who had killed themselves. Fragment Archive 1942-1959 — Desert Island Discs. He is articulate, intense, genuinely trying to explain what motivates him as an artist. Lawley asks her what she felt when she met Hitler. Fragment Archive 1942-1959 — Desert Island Discs. The only people who find them difficult to love are men. Since the program's deviser Roy Plomley interviewed comedian Vic Oliver in January 1942, nearly 3,000 distinguished people from all walks of life have been stranded on the mythical island, accompanied only by eight records, one book, and a luxury. Michael was ready to talk truthfully about his life – the public successes and private traumas – and Young didn’t need to do much more than prompt and pace him. The show had to go on. ↑ Gramophone, vol. 32. 2. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Sebastian Bach Franz Lehar Charles Gounod Richard Strauss Amadeus Mozart Desert Island … He burnished his cultural credentials by choosing War and Peace as his book, but spoiled the effect by saying the huge number of pages would make it useful as toilet paper. But not just any old ukulele. that when Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was on "Desert Island Discs" she chose for the eight discs she could take with her to the island eight of her own recordings. 37. 34. He chose “a stick of the best marijuana” as his luxury. “Women are so easy to love. 43. unstoppable torrent of recollections in his usual range of voices, asked for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, I’ve got this theory that we’re in an endless loop of lives, asked the then unmarried Brown whether he was gay, chose a careful balance of pop and posh discs, when asked what luxury he wanted, replied: “I’ll take you.”. The castaway on 15 December 1979 was another legend, the American writer Norman Mailer. This beautifully illustrated … (Plomley made another appearance as castaway in May 1958, on this occasion interviewed by Eamonn Andrews.) Louis Armstrong, who Plomley addresses as “Satch” (short for Satchmo, Armstrong’s nickname), was cast away in August 1968. “Art,” he says, “was my salvation.”. 8. Ausgesungene hohe … The castaway on 23 May 1960 was the glitzy pianist Liberace – or “Mr Liberace”, as Plomley insists on calling him – who was then at the height of his fame. The 70th-anniversary guest on 29 January 2012 was David Attenborough – he had also been on in 1957, 1979 and 1998 (his actor brother Richard also appeared twice). “Oh, I don’t think it was that many,” says Mosley. Dame Olga Maria Elisabeth Frederike Legge-Schwarzkopf, DBE (* 9. The music is good as well, except for the Arsenal 1971 squad singing Good Old Arsenal. I really envy lesbians, but I’m afraid I can’t get it together.” Her frankness caused a frisson of media excitement. Reply. Think about something jolly.’ There’s no point in ponderising [sic]. 62. In 1964 the herring gulls that accompany the opening music were replaced after listeners pointed out they were indigenous to the northern hemisphere and would not have been found on the shores of a tropical island. This is a very special disc and one of Schwarzkopf… “I had Plomley, and then Sue Lawley, and then the wee Scots girl,” he said later. His luxury was an “unending supply of afternoon teas”. But in October 2015 fellow Stone Keith Richards agreed to be marooned. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the black American singer Elisabeth Welch, who, in a career spanning 60 years, made famous such songs as Love For Sale, Soloman and Stormy Weather. La Bardot has never been on the programme. “Not that I’ve ever used one,” she says, “but I’d love to have the chance.”. He is likable, funny, clever, highly articulate, painfully honest: he explains how difficult it was to be a young gay man in the 1980s living in the shadow of Aids, and talks movingly of his first love, Anselmo Feleppa, who died from the disease in 1993. The German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s appearance on 28 July 1958 became notorious because seven of the eight discs she chose featured one E Schwarzkopf as soloist. George Michael’s death this past Christmas Day was accompanied by clips from his memorable Desert Island Discs interview in September 2007 – how often this archive provides a significant memorial. 47. He shares the record – and maybe the records – with David Attenborough. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2006/aug/03/world.obituaries And you believe her. One of her first encounters, on 10 April 1988, was with miners’ leader Arthur Scargill, whom she describes as “someone many people might like to see on a desert island”. He refused to take a book to the island, saying he’d never read one in his life. Outstanding soprano of the LP era, at home both in opera and the concert hall . “Every now and then I think about the absolute end of everything, and that gets me for about a second. The castaway on 24 February 2008 was David Dimbleby, who, when asked what luxury he wanted, replied: “I’ll take you.” “I nearly fell off my bloody seat!” Young said later. The island had become his home. John Betjeman made the first of two appearances in October 1954. Just seven and a half minutes of the interview survive. Parkinson planned to ask more searching questions and to let them spin out of the music, which he and the castaway would listen to in real time. One is her choice of eight of her own recordings for her appearance on Desert Island Discs … Schwarzkopf het dus Britse burgerskap deur 'n huwelik bekom. The interview with actor and director Kathy Burke in August 2010 was one of the best received ever: funny, open and with fantastic choices – Sinatra, Lady Gaga, the Sex Pistols, T Rex, the Specials. “He had extraordinary, mesmeric eyes, and had so much to say. 74. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf--Soprano Gerald Moore--Piano 1957. The interviewer died of pleurisy 17 days later. 4. “I realised that telling people things they can’t deal with is an indulgence,” says Margolyes sorrowfully. “It caused her a pain she could not bear.”. Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. “I didn’t want to burden him with something he didn’t want,” she said. 33. Schwarzkopf’s solipsism is outdone only by the pianist Moura Lympany, who in July 1979 chose all her own recordings. His luxury was the lower half of the west window of St Mary’s church in Fairford, Gloucestershire. The first guest was supposed to be the philosopher CEM Joad, but he was indisposed. “I’m planning a psychological film,” replies Hitchcock in that unforgettably slow, mournful voice. Alan Bennett was cast away on 28 August 1967. He chooses mainly his own records – Blueberry Hill, Mack the Knife, What a Wonderful World – but you forgive him. Her mother never really recovered. 30. Lawley, who never shied away from the difficult questions, asked the then unmarried Brown whether he was gay. This has to be a desert island disc for all lovers of classical music.Since it's release in 1959 it has been solid seller for EMI,and for good reason. Brown, who died in February 2016, chose as his luxury his 12 flight log books, charting his extraordinary flying career. The fourth presenter was Kirsty Young, blessed with a warm voice and a sharp sense of humour. It was a perfectly listenable beginning, but Parkinson’s tenure proved problematic. The singer Gracie Fields was cast away in June 1951. "In any case, this famous Desert Island Discs broadcast has gone down in legend, immediately identifying Schwarzkopf for many who had never previously heard of her." A wonderful, life-affirming interview with one of Britain’s greatest war heroes. It was another remarkable interview in which Byatt talks both about her troubled relationship with her sister, Margaret Drabble, and about the death in a road accident of her 11-year-old son. In this wildly innovative period, the tradition of giving castaways a copy of the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare and asking them to choose another book started a month later. Lawley’s first guest, on 27 March 1988, was Lord Hailsham. Rumbustious … Oliver Reed in Castaway (1986). Schwarzkopf durchgeführt in ihrer ersten Oper im Jahr 1928, als Eurydike in einer Schule Produktion von Glucks Orfeo ed Euridice in Magdeburg, Deutschland. We helpfully learn that the soon-to-be-prime-minister didn’t have much experience of camping. In February 1980 poor Plomley faced the dyspeptic director Otto Preminger. Plomley, who sounds especially unctuous, addresses her as ma’am. 67. Asking guests to choose a luxury only began on 16 September 1951, when the actor Sally Ann Howes modestly requested garlic – this was still the era of rationing, remember. He wrote later that he felt he was “being interviewed by a man who seemed bored with the show.” He also disliked the fact that the music was edited in after the interview. 70. Young had a scoop in June 2007 when Yoko Ono revealed she and John Lennon had discussed aborting their son Sean, and that she would have done so if Lennon had wished it. “And thank YOU,” Bacall replied, “for taking seven of them away from me.”. On 20 October 1945, CEM Joad finally made it on to the island. The interview has been deleted, though Rolf Harris’s two appearances, in 1967 and 1999, have been left in the archive. Bizarrely, Roy Plomley himself was one of the earliest subjects – perhaps CEM Joad had again failed to show. 63. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. “If anybody’s going to worm your more intimate secrets out of you, then Kirsty is the girl.”. He chooses Amy Winehouse’s Love is a Losing Game as his favourite disc – prophetically wondering if she might succumb to unnamed demons – and an Aston Martin DB9 as his luxury. She also chose a memorable luxury – “a lifesize laminated photograph of James Caan from Dragons’ Den to bodysurf on”. 61. Plomley, as ever, is obsessed by the island rather than political philosophy – did you ever go camping, would you try to escape etc? Bob Geldof was the castaway in September 1992, and asked for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as his luxury. “That’s a dirty trick,” she tells him. "1958 Appears on Desert Island Discs and raises eyebrows by ..." ↑ Gramophone, vol. Writer and comedian David Walliams was cast away in February 2009, and proved an intense guest, talking about depression, his fear of being alone and, yes, his sexuality. Dezember 1915 geboren Jarotschin in der Provinz Posen in Preußen, Deutschland (heute Polen) nach Friedrich Schwarz und seiner Frau Elisabeth (geb. Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf blends with Leontyne Price in the ingenius Giovanni Ensemble ... Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. There are some excellent one-liners – “The neighbours loved it when I played the piano, they used to break the windows so they could hear me better” – but seriousness too. 41. The castaway on 14 November 2014, for the 3,000th edition, was Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown, the Fleet Air Arm’s most decorated pilot. Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. The second castaway, on 5 February 1942, was the critic James Agate. “This is illegal talk, Mr Mailer,” says Plomley sternly. In February 1978 Plomley interviewed the comic genius Spike Milligan, who had also been on in 1956 at the height of Goon-mania. Scargill chooses Edith Piaf’s Je Ne Regrette Rien. “If you put me on a desert island,” she explained, “I would want above all things to hear the human voice.”. All that remains is a six-minute segment, which sadly doesn’t include Reed’s infamous luxury – a blow-up doll. “It sounds like some of the places I used to play on tour,” she tells him. The 1961 interview is missing, but the later one is a delight, with Williams offering an unstoppable torrent of recollections in his usual range of voices. The singer and comedian George Formby appeared in November 1951. 28. One of the many missing interviews is with the great film director Michael Powell, who was cast away on 24 October 1942. On 24 November 1996, Lawley also interviewed Tony Blair, leader of the opposition and soon to be prime minister. The castaway on 4 April 1981 was Gary Glitter. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. 7. He thought he’d finally bagged the elusive thriller writer, but they’d booked the wrong Alistair MacLean – this one was head of Ontario’s European tourist bureau. 14. Parkinson’s successor was Sue Lawley, who came aboard in the spring of 1988. Amis had been on 25 years earlier, but that recording is missing. It would keep my spirits up, and I might even be able to find a monkey who liked listening to it.”. 25. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006) is the reigning German soprano of the golden era of recording, admired above all in Austro-German opera and song. Jaybuyer says: December 9, 2015 at 12:25 am. In September 1978 Plomley interviewed the American playwright Tennessee Williams. 54. 18. She told her mother, who promptly had a stroke. The programme was dropped as part of a postwar shakeup at the BBC in 1946, but was revived in 1951 and has been going strong ever since. 66. The poet Ian McMillan, the “Bard of Barnsley”, was cast away in November 2010. He only did the show for a little over two years. August 2006 in Schruns, Österreich) war eine deutsch-britische Opern- und Liedsängerin. Who knows how broadcasting history would have turned out if Joad had made it to the recording. 9. Liberace tells Plomley he looks forward to being on the island because he won’t have to wear his trademark lavish outfits. 3. Plomley’s final castaway was the actor Sheila Steafel. It’s good to have this one – sharp, alert, witty. Dame Edna insisted on taking her bridesmaid Madge Allsop as her luxury. He had presented 1,791 editions of the programme over a 43-year period. “She assured me that Madge was exactly that. DESERT ISLAND DISCS. Sex rears its head these days in a way it never did under Plomley. 73. 64. There is no discussion of his homosexuality or drink and drug dependence, but Plomley does touch on his depression and on his beloved sister Rose’s schizophrenia. 69. The German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s appearance on 28 July 1958 became notorious because seven of the eight ... “It’s years since I was on Desert Island Discs… Lawley disallowed this, so he opted for a packet of condoms instead, which he said “represents hope over any possibility of salvation”. Who has been your most memorable castaway? His luxury was a suicide pill. He was dead a year later, probably at his own hand. Powell’s island is not going to be a barrel of laughs. It is a consummate performance, with choices that demonstrate the depth of his musical knowledge. His musical tastes were singularly canonical – Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert. Whether he could survive on the island without falling out of a tree is another matter. 10. 40. Plomley warns her that the island will be “quite deserted, nobody about, no warmth, no comfort”. The army had been his life, he had found retirement difficult, and you sense that in his musical choices, which are filled with yearning – My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, You Are My Heart’s Delight, O For the Wings of a Dove. He has never returned. 12. The interview with artist and director Steve McQueen in September 2014 is one of Young’s very best. She also famously chose 7 of her own recordings when she was on Desert Island Discs. Her first big break came in 1931 in the Broadway show The New Yorkers. He insisted he wasn’t a “political obsessive”, chose a careful balance of pop and posh discs, and opted for a guitar as his luxury. Schwarzkopf started her career with the Vienna State Opera. 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