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Dame Stephanie Shirley

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 May 2010

Entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

As a child, she escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport - travelling across Europe for two days in a train with a thousand children and just two adults. She went on to set up a computer programming company which made her a millionaire many times over. But she has given away most of her fortune and now is an ambassador for philanthropy. Her determination throughout it all, she says, has been to prove that hers was a life worth saving.

Record: Mozart- Sonata in C, K. 545
Book: AA Milne - Winnie The Pooh
Luxury: Mother and Child by Henry Moore.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major

    Soloist: Christianne Jaccottet, Christine Sartoretti Orchestra: Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Jörg Faerber

    Complete Concerti, Orchestral Suites, Vox Box

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Heidenröslein, D257

    Soloist: Teresa Stich-Randall

    Lieder De Mozart et Schubert, Accord

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, op. 54

    Soloist: Géza Anda Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

    Piano Concertos, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in C

    Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter

    Piano Sonatas K.282, K.545 and K.310, Philips

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout'

    Soloist: Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre, Zubin Mehta

    The Trout, Opus Arte

  • The Beathovens Summer’s Child

    Beathovens - PRIVATE TAPE.

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat major

    Soloist: Marc-André Hamelin

    Piano Sonata II, Hyperion

  • Image for Gerald Finzi

    Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a

    Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia

    Clarinet Concerto, Naxos

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