Randy Newman gets the DID treatment.

One of the most inventive singer/songwriters of the last sixty years, the inimitable Randy Newman, appears on next Sunday’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs


Next on: 19 Oct 2008 11:15  


Kirsty Young invites the singer-songwriter Randy Newman to choose eight records to take to Radio 4’s mythical desert island.


1.      19 Oct 2008  11:15 BBC Radio 4

  Randy Newman’s January 2007 performance of A Few Words in Defense of Our Country

19th October 2008

Randy’s Choice

1. The 3rd movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No.16 in F Major
Performer The Hollywood String Quartet
Composer Beethoven 
CD Title Beethoven: String Quartets
Track CD3 trk 8

2. Goodbyes
Performer Film soundtrack
Composer Alfred Newman 
CD Title How Green Was My Valley
Track 15
Rec No 07822110082

3. The Door
Performer George Jones
Composer B Sherrill/N Wilson 
CD Title The Best of George Jones
Track Side 1 trk 1
Label EPIC Rec No SEPC80847

4. The Stampede
Performer Fletcher Henderson
Composer Henderson
CD Title Fletcher Henderson/1925-28
Track 4
Label BBC
Rec No BBCCD720

5. Part of the Sacrificial Dance from Rite of Spring
Performer The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander
Composer Stravinsky
CD Title Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Track 14
Label I.M.P.
Rec No MCD25

6. The beginning of Shostakovich Symphony No 15
Performer London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink
Composer Shostakovich
CD Title Shostakovich: The Symphonies
Track Cd11 trk 1
Rec No 4444302

7. Part of the Adagio from Mahler’s 9th symphony
Performer Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
Composer Mahler
CD Title Mahler: Symphony No.9
Track CD2 trk 1
Rec No 4530402

8. Come Rain or Come Shine
Performer Ray Charles
Composer Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen 
CD Title The Genius of Ray Charles
Track 12
Rec No 13122

Record: Beethoven Late Quartets
Book: Dante’s Divine Comedy in Italian with English translation.
Luxury: A piano



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