String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
Orchestra: Alban Berg Quartet
Oxford Professor of Poetry
This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Seamus Heaney, a Catholic Ulsterman who has been acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats. He was recently elected Oxford Professor of Poetry, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his idyllic rural childhood as the eldest of nine children, his transition to university life and the sources of his poetic inspiration.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Nocturne No 1 in E Flat Major
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