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In 1989 Frank Zappa appeared on the American radio show ''Castaway's Choice'', hosted by John McNally. The format is based on the long-running BBC radio show ''Desert Island Discs'', where guests can pick out their ten favorite records to bring along to a deserted island.
  
In 1989 FZ appeared on the American radio show Castaway's Choice, hosted by John McNally. He was asked to select ten records he would take to a desert island. He selected...
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===Zappa's 10 favorite records to bring to a deserted island===
  
*[[Octandre]] by [[Edgard Varèse]]
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*''[[Octandre]]'' by [[Edgard Varèse]].
*The [[Royal March From "L'Histoire Du Soldat"]] by [[Igor Stravinsky]]
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*''The [[Royal March From "L'Histoire Du Soldat"]]'' by [[Igor Stravinsky]].
*The Rite of Spring by [[Igor Stravinsky]]
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*''[[The Rite Of Spring]]'' by [[Igor Stravinsky]].
*[[Theme From "The Bartok Piano Concerto|Third Piano Concerto]], first movement by [[Béla Bartók]].
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*''[[Theme From "The Bartok Piano Concerto|The first movement from Third Piano Concerto]]'', by [[Béla Bartók]].
*Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson
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*''[[Stolen Moments]]'' by [[Oliver Nelson]].
*Three Hours Past Midnight by [[Johnny "Guitar" Watson]]
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*''[[Three Hours Past Midnight]]'' by [[Johnny "Guitar" Watson]].
*Can I Come Over Tonight by The Velours
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*''[[Can I Come Over Tonight]]?'' by [[The Velours]].
*Bagatelles for String Quartet by Anton Webern
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*''[[Bagatelles]] for String Quartet'' by [[Anton Webern]].
*Symphony, Opus 21 by Anton Webern
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*''[[Symphony, Opus 21]]'' by [[Anton Webern]].
*Piano Concerto in G by [[Maurice Ravel]]
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*''[[Piano Concerto in G]]'' by [[Maurice Ravel]].
  
He said of the Bartok piece "I think it is one of the most beautiful melodies ever written."
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Zappa described the Bartok piece as: "I think it is one of the most beautiful melodies ever written". When asked to limit his choice to just one of these records he selected ''[[Three Hours Past Midnight]]''.
  
When asked to limit his choice to just one of these records he selected Three Hours Past Midnight.
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Latest revision as of 17:55, 29 August 2020

In 1989 Frank Zappa appeared on the American radio show Castaway's Choice, hosted by John McNally. The format is based on the long-running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, where guests can pick out their ten favorite records to bring along to a deserted island.

Zappa's 10 favorite records to bring to a deserted island

Zappa described the Bartok piece as: "I think it is one of the most beautiful melodies ever written". When asked to limit his choice to just one of these records he selected Three Hours Past Midnight.