Phyllis Sellick

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This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the pianist, Phyllis Sellick.

Phyllis Sellick enjoyed a glittering career as a solo performer but was just as well known as one half of a duo, with her husband Cyril Smith. Then he suffered a stroke and lost the use of his left arm, but by adapting the music they continued to perform together successfully in Britain and abroad. In conversation with Sue Lawley, she talks about her life and work and 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: Serenade To Music (Excerpt) by Vaughan Williams
Book: The Oxford Companion to Music
Luxury: Clockwork radio tuned to Radio 4

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45 minutes

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Fri 1 Feb 2002 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPhyllis Sellick

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