Performer: Sir Edward Elgar
Presented byKirsty Young
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the musician Evelyn Glennie. Profoundly deaf since the age of 12, her extraordinary talent as a virtuoso percussionist has taken her all over the world, giving performances on hundreds of instruments, from the tambourine and the tubular bells to the marimba and the drums.
She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her determination to become a musician against much discouragement and how she has come to perceive her deafness as an irrelevance.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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