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Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes

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First broadcast: Sun 28 Jan 1996

Novelist

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer Julian Barnes. Since his first novel - Metroland - was published when he was 34, he has written another eight and won four literary prizes - most famously perhaps for Flaubert's Parrot.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for Flaubert, his love for Leicester City, his notions of love and his fear of death.

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

Choices

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

1.

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Soloist: June Anderson Conductor: Bartoli

Others who chose this artist

Walker

4.

Walker

Struggle Buggy

Orchestra: The King Oliver Orchestra Artist: King Oliver

Johannes Brahms

5.

Johannes Brahms

String Sextet

Soloist: Gendron, Yehudi Menuhin, Aronowitz

Others who chose this artist

César Franck

6.

César Franck

Violin Sonata in A major

Soloist: Alexander Zakin, Isaac Stern

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem in D minor - Dies Irae

Choir: The Montverdi Choir Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists

Others who chose this artist

Markus Reinhardt

8.

Markus Reinhardt

La Marseillaise

Soloist: Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli

Others who chose this artist

Book

Letters by Gustave Flaubert

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Writing equipment

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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