Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Freeman-Mitford) 31 March 1920 – 24 September 2014
The last of the really grand ladies.
pseudoculture said: In the spirit of Desert Island Discs, what would be your top five pieces of music; and, generously, your top five luxuries?
Top five pieces of music (e.g.)
The adagio from Beethoven’s 9th (Karajan/BPO/1963)
The adagio from Bruckner’s 7th (Karajan/VPO/1989)
The adagio from Bruckner’s 8th (Karajan/VPO/1989)
(and for some variation) Simon and Garfunkel – The only living boy in New York
Top five luxuries (e.g.)
Travelling by train from England to Bavaria via Paris at the start of the long Vacation
Scent, on which I never compromise
Writing letters on smythson writing paper with fountain-pen ink
Breakfast in my favourite café with a great book
wynsalls said: Top five favourite authors? And also, top five favourite musicians?
A list of favourite authors could be formulated in various ways…genre, period, nationality…but a list of current favourite fiction authors would look something like this (in no order)
Musicians…Again it depends on genre, but I’m going to pick classical and say