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Anthony Julius

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 13 November 2009

Kirsty Young's castaway is the lawyer and writer Anthony Julius. He was already renowned in legal circles when, in 1996, he moved into the public arena, representing Princess Diana in her divorce. He became her confidante and, after her death, one of the founders of her memorial fund. Of the high profile cases he has fought, he says. "You're on a higher wire, stared at by a larger number of people, but in the end, the only audience that matters is your own client."

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland
Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Luxury: San Pellegrino water on tap.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

    Soloist: Maurizio Pollini

    Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams The Call (from Five Mystical Songs)

    Soloist: Thomas Allen

    Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Hyperion

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 or 6 to 4

    Chicago XI, Columbia

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy String Quartet in G minor - 2nd movement

    Orchestra: The Talich Quartet

    Debussy/Ravel/Quatuors, Calliope

  • Image for Phyllis Chapell

    Phyllis Chapell Jerusalem of Gold

    World Songs, Orchard

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Fingertips

    The Definitive Collection, Universal Music

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Petite messe solennelle

    Soloist: Cecilia Gasdia, Bernarda Fink, Vincenzo La Scola, Francesco Ellero D’Artegna, Luciano Sgrizzi, Jean-Francois Antonioli Orchestra: Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne Conductor: Michel Corboz

    Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, Errato

  • Image for Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land suite)

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Aaron Copland

    Copland: Appalachian Spring, RCA

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Anthony Julius

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