The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the music writer and critic Felix Aprahamian. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a music critic on the Sunday Times for over 40 years, he has lived at the epicentre of 20th-century musical life - meeting such luminaries as Poulenc, Messiaen, Delius and the French organist and composer, Charles-Marie Widor. He'll also be discussing his views on the contemporary music scene, and describing his house in North London where, now aged 80, he lives surrounded by musical artefacts, literature and scores that have accumulated over his long career.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Christ Der Ein'ge Gottes Sohn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Du Cote De Chez Swann by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Swiss army knife
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