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Sir Roy Calne

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 February 1996

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a surgeon and a painter.

Sir Roy Calne - Professor of Surgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge - will be talking to Sue Lawley about his early conviction that transplant surgery was a viable way of treating kidney and liver disease, about his struggles to have his ideas accepted and about the paintings he has done of his patients - many of which have been the subject of several public exhibitions.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 9 From The New World (Opus 95) by Antonin Dvořák
Book: Global Biodiversity by Brian Groombridge
Luxury: Paints and canvas

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'

    Soloist: Walter Gieseking

    Piano Sonatas Nos 8 - 14, EMI

  • Image for Josh White

    Josh White I Gave My Love A Cherry

    Ballads And Blues, Brunswick

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet In B minor

    Soloist: Thea King Orchestra: The Gabrieli String Quartet

    Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Hyperion

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Dies irae (from Requiem Mass)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    Verdi Requiem, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

    Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

    Dvorak Symphony No 9, EMI

  • Image for Georges Bizet

    Georges Bizet Je vais danser en votre honneur (from Carmen)

    Soloist: Teresa Berganza Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Claudio Abbado

    Bizet - Carmen, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Là ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

    Soloist: Roger Soyer, Helen Donath Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

    Mozart - Don Giovanni, EMI

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Daniel Veis Orchestra: The Kocian Quartet

    Schubert String Quintet, Supraphon

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Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Sir Roy Calne

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