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Sir Magdi Yacoub

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 June 1995

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the great pioneers of heart transplant surgery - Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his dedication to his patients, whether heart transplants are now routinely successful and about some of the earlier controversies which his experimental surgery has attracted. He will also be describing his early ambitions to be a doctor, which were discouraged by his father, and how important music is to him. He often has it playing in the operating theatre.

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

Favourite track: Fantasia For Piano In D Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Pluto's Republic by Sir Peter Meddower
Luxury: Hammock

Music Played

8 items
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    Johann Sebastian Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude & Fugue in C major

    Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter

    J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, RCA Classics

  • Image for Bob Marley

    Bob Marley No Woman No Cry

    Natty Dread, Tuff Gong

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor - Confutatis

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica, The Vienna State Opera and Chorus

    Mozart: Requiem, Vienna Philharmonic And State Opera, Decca

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor - Lacrymosa

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica, The Vienna State Opera and Chorus

    Mozart Requiem - Vienna Philharmonic, Decca

  • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake - Dance of the Swans

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica Conductor: James Levine

    Ballet Suites, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach St Matthew Passion - Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

    J.S. Bach St. Mathew Passion, Decca

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Ständchen (from Schwanengesang)

    Soloist: Fritz Wunderlich

    Fritz Wunderlich - Lieder By Schumann, Beethoven, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397

      Soloist: Emil Gilels

      Mozart Piano Sonatas, Deutsche Grammophon

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Sir Magdi Yacoub

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