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Lady Warnock

Lady Warnock

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First broadcast: Sun 04 Dec 1988

Philosopher

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a philosopher, academic and mistress of Girton College, Cambridge; but Lady Mary Warnock is perhaps best known for her work in the public arena, on committees looking at a wide range of ethically-controversial subjects, including embryo research and animal experimentation.

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

She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about these difficult areas and also her early days as an academic when she was also bringing up five children. Throughout her life, music has also been a dominant theme and she'll be carrying out the difficult task of choosing eight records to accompany her to the desert island.

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade No. 12 in C minor for Wind Instruments

Orchestra: The Albion Ensemble

Others who chose this artist

Johannes Brahms

2.

Johannes Brahms

Denn alles Fleisch (from German Requiem)

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Choir: The Chorus Of The Vienna Staatsoper Conductor: Bernard Haitink

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George Frideric Handel

4.

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op. 6/2

Choir: English Concert and Choir Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

Others who chose this artist

Henry Purcell

5.

Castaway's favourite

Henry Purcell

My beloved spake

Soloist: Simon Preston Orchestra: English Concert and Choir Choir: The Choir Of Christchurch Cathedral

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Franz Schubert

6.

Franz Schubert

Auf dem Strom, D943

Soloist: Robert Tear, Lamar Crowson, Neill Sanders

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Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 4: Christ lag In Todesbanden

Soloist: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau Choir: The Munich Bach Choir 7 Orchestra Conductor: Karl Richter

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Jan Dismas Zelenka

8.

Jan Dismas Zelenka

Trio Sonata No 3 in B Flat Major

Soloist: Thunemann, Bourgue, Gawriloff, Holliger

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

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Luxury item

Pen and paper

Others who chose a similar luxury

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