Record 2
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Dido And Aeneas (1688)

  • When I am laid in Earth  - Act III, Movement 38, Ground, Aria and Ritornello

Performance:

  • Kirsten Flagstad with Members Of The Mermaid Theatre Company, London, Geraint Jones

Recording:

  • Recorded Live 1951.
  • A live performance with Kirsten Flagstad and Maggy Teyte as Mermaid Belinda with Members Of The Mermaid Theatre Company, London; directed by Geraint Jones is available on the Walhall label.
  • CD: Walhall label,  WLCD0186   First Released Nov 27, 2006 CD
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFMkSf8I2bE
  • Cast recording in which the Mermaid Belinda (Maggie Teyte) was replaced by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, but under the original direction of Geraint Jones.
  • LP; HMV ALP 1026, EMG review January 1953.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkAob673Qx8

The Desert Island Discs broadcast was a popular BBC radio show that was hosted by Roy Plomley from 1942 to 1985. It originally aired on the BBC Home Service and then later moved to BBC Radio 4. The show continued after Plomley's death with Michael Parkinson till 1988. Every week a well-known person was asked the question, "if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight gramophone records would you choose to have with you".  On the 13th of March 1961, Julian Bream was the featured castaway. He later appeared on the show again on the 9th of July 1983 and gave an additional 8 discs for his desert island trip.



DESERT ISLAND DISCS

March 13, 1961,  Monday 13.10

Broadcast: Originally on BBC Home Service. Later re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Host: Roy Plomley

Producer: Monica Chapman
Castaway guest: Julian Bream


Desert Island Discs radio broadcast with Julian Bream. Hosted by Roy Plomley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWZ8UwiMQeo  Julian Bream Interview!!

Record 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K.516 (1787)
Performance:

  • Amadeus String Quartet with Cecil Aronowitz on second viola

Recordings:





Record 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor
, K.516 (1787)
Performance :

  • Pro Arte Quartet (Onnou, Halleux, Prevost, Maas) with Alfred Hobday on 2nd  viola.

Recording:

Record 1

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

String Quintet in C major, D.956 (1828)

  • I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • II. Adagio
  • II. Scherzo (Presto) & Trio (Andante sostenuto)
  • IV. Allegretto

Performance:

  • The Hollywood String Quartet, with Kurt Reher on cello.

Recording:

Record 4
Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli ( DR 1910 - 1953; SG 1908 - 1997)
Billets Doux (1938)
Performance:

  • Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

Recording:

Record 2

Django Reinhardt (1910 - 1953)
You and I
  - b/w Distraction
Performance :

  • Django Reinhardt on guitar and violin

Recording:



Record 7

The Beatles- Paul McCartney (1942 -  )
Here, There and Everywhere
Performance :

  • Paul McCartney with The Beatles

Recording:

Record 3
Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909)
Recuerdos del Alhambra (Tremolo Study)
Performance:

  • Andrés Segovia

Recording:

Desert Island Discs

DESERT ISLAND DISCS - second time on the show with an additional 8 record albums.
July 9, 1983, 
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4
Host: Roy Plomley
Producer:
Castaway guest: Julian Bream


Desert Island Discs radio broadcast with Julian Bream. Hosted by Roy Plomley
https://
soundcloud.com/desert-island-discs-70-86/julian-bream  Julian Bream Interview!!

Record 7
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) - Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto For Four Harpsichords In A Minor(after Vivaldi) (1711)
Performance:

  • George Malcolm (Conductor/Harpsichord), Eileen Joyce (Harpsichord), Thurston Dart (Harpsichord), Denis Vaughan (Harpsichord), Boris Ord (Conductor), Pro Arte Orchestra of London

Recordings:

Record 5

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Harold in Italy
(1834)
Performance :

  • Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra, Conductor: Lorin Maazel, viola: Robert Vernon

Recording:

  • October 1977
  • LP - Berlioz - Harold in Italy - Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Vernon, viola. Decca – SXL 6873
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2Ctvf9aqQ.
  • Unfortunately, the link above is not the exact version loved by Bream. Maazel is the conductor but the orchestra is the Berlin Philharmonic.



Record 3

Henry Creamer - Turner Layton (HC 1879 - 1930; TL 1894 - 1978)
After You've Gone
(1935) - b/w Body and Soul
Performance :

Benny Goodman Trio - Benny Goodman-clarinet, Teddy Wilson-piano, Gene Krupa-drums

Recording:




Record 4

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Ten Sonata for Four Parts - Trio Sonata in F major Z 810 'Golden Sonata'
(published 1697)
Performance :

  • Catherine Mackintosh • Monica Huggett • Christophe Coin • Christopher Hogwood

Recording:


Record 6
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 - Soprano with eight cellos and bass (1938/45).
Performance:

  • Bidú Sayão - soprano. Eight Cellos and Bass conducted by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Solo Cello, Leonard Rose.

Recording:

  • Recorded in 1945
  • 78RPM: Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 (Begining)Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 (Conclusion)
  • LP 10": Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5/Verdi - La Traviata "Ah! Fors E Lui" Columbia AL 3,
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUxIh0ubJp0

Record 8

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quartet in C minor 'Quartettsatz'

Performance :

  • The Weller Quartet

Recording:



Record 5
Thomas Morley (1557 - 1602)
It was a lover and his lass (published in 1600)
Performance:

  • Julian Bream on lute and tenor Peter Pears.

Recording

  • Recorded in 1955
  • Elizabethan Lute Songs: vol. 1 of An Anthology of English Song
  • LP: Decca Records LW 5243 mono- 1956. CD: Elizabethan Lute Songs comp. Decca Records LON 444524 mono, 1996
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljt9Oe1CahE

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Record 6

John Dowland (1563 - 1626)
If my complaints (could passions moue)
(1597)

Performance:

  • Peter Pears tenor, Julian Bream renaissance lute

Recording: