iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
Women, Science and the Royal Society; Open Access Research
Image for Sir Charles Mackerras

Listen now 45 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Sir Charles Mackerras

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 March 1999

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

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Selig wie die Sonne (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    Wagner Singing on Record, EMI

  • Image for Arthur Sullivan/Mackerras

    Arthur Sullivan/Mackerras Pineapple Poll (finale)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

    Gibert and Sullivan: Princess Ida, London

  • Image for Leos Janacek

    Leos Janacek Katya Kabanova Act 1

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    Kata Kabanova, Supraphon

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major - 3rd movement

    Soloist: Thea King Orchestra: Gabrielli String Quartet

    Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Quintet, Hyperion

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Riconosci in quest' amplesso (from The Marriage of Figaro)

      Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus

      Le Nozze di Figaro K492, Telarc

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D minor - 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    Symphonies No 7 and 8, Koch

  • Image for Franz Peter Schubert

    Franz Peter Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' - 2nd movement

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

    Brahms Symphony No. 3: Schubert No. 8, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Der Abschied (from Das Lied von der Erde)

    Soloist: Janet Baker Orchestra: The Royal Concert Orchestra

    Das Lied von der Erde, Philips

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Sir Charles Mackerras

Broadcasts

Podcasts

  1. Image for Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1942-1959

    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1942-1959

    Some Desert Island Discs programmes only exist in their incomplete form. They may be missing…

  2. Image for Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1960-1969

    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1960-1969

    Some Desert Island Discs programmes only exist in their incomplete form. They may be missing…

  3. Image for Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1970-1986

    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1970-1986

    Some Desert Island Discs programmes only exist in their incomplete form. They may be missing…

  4. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1951-1955

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1951-1955

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  5. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  6. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  7. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1966-1970

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1966-1970

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  8. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  9. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  10. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  11. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1986-1991

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1986-1991

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  12. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1991-1996

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1991-1996

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  13. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  14. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  15. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  16. Image for Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

    Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

    Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss