2011-04-05 10:13:12 UTC
The BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs has been mentioned here
before but now they've started to put details of all the programmes,
from the 1940s onwards, on-line. Eventually they hope to have as many
broadcasts available to listen to or download.
You can tap in the name of anyone you hope might have been sent to the
desert island in the 'Find Castaways' search field and see the
recordings they chose. Conductors included Beecham, Boult and
Stokowski; pianists included Arrau, Moiseiwitsch and Rubinstein;
singers included Pavarotti, Sutherland and Caballe; violinists
included Menuhin, Stern and Szeryng; composers included Copland, Bliss
and Maxwell Davies; and so on. Those are just a few random names
plucked out of the air from nearly 3000 broadcasts ...