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Sir Charles Mackerras

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. A world authority on Janacek, he is also a pioneer in the authentic performance of Handel, Bach and Mozart. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Marriage of Figaro - Sextet from Act 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Translation in either German, Italian or Czech by William Shakespeare
Luxury: If a hot island - a huge bottle of suntan lotion and if a cold island - a pillow

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45 minutes

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Fri 12 Mar 1999 09:00
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