On getting old: "It's not nice, but take comfort that you won't stay that way forever."

- J.P. Donleavy from The Unexpurgated Code
Photo by Eamonn McCabe.
JPD’s Desert Island Disc Picks

Hosted by Kristy Young, BBC 4

1.
"The Water of Tyne"
Performer: Farnham Youth Choir
Composer Trad.
CD Title "The Water of Tyne"
Track 2
Label: Herald Records
Rec No: HAVPCD164

2.
"Oh Susannah"
Performer: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Composer: Stephen Foster
CD Title: "Songs of the Civil War: Mormon Tabernacle"
Track 15
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Rec No: MDK48297

3.
"Annie Laurie"
Performer: The Red Army Ensemble
Composer Trad.
CD Title: "The Red Army Ensemble"
Track: Side 2 trk 4
Label: COLUMBIA
Rec No: SAX 2487

4.
Second movement of "Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major"
Performer: Helen Grimaud
Composer: Ravel
CD Title: "Gershwin/Ravel/Piano Concertos"
Track: 5
Label: ERATO
Rec No: 0630195712

5.
" Land of My Fathers"
Performer: Fron Male Voice Choir
Composer: Trad.
CD Title: "Voices of the Valley"
Track: 5
Label: UNIVERSAL

6.
"Parce Mihi Domine"
Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble with Jan Garbarek
Composer: Christóbal de Morales
CD Title: "Officium"
Track: 1
Label: ECM
Rec No: 4453692

7.
"The Humming Chorus"
Composer: Puccini
CD Title: "Madame Butterfly"
Track: CD2 trk 10
Label: RCA
Rec No: GD84145

8.
Part of the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s "Emperor Concerto"
Performer: Maurizio Pollini with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado
Composer: Beethoven
CD Title: Beethoven:"Klavierkonzert Nr.5"
Track: 2
Label: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Rec No: 4458512
Record: "Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto"
Book: 1972 Social Registry of New York
Luxury: His own long-handled spoon to make dressings

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