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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

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First broadcast: Fri 25 Dec 1992

Physicist, Writer

The castaway this week in a special extended edition of the programme is Stephen Hawking, quthor of the best-selling A Brief History of Time and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He will be talking to Sue Lawley about his life and work, and the illness which has left him severly disabled for 25 years, as well as selecting the eight records he would choose to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Francis Poulenc

1.

Francis Poulenc

Gloria

Soloist: Rosanni Carteri Orchestra: The National Orchestra Of French Radio and Chorus

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Johannes Brahms

2.

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D Major

Soloist: David Oistrakh Orchestra: The National Orchestra Of French Radio

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Orchestra: The Amadeus Quartet Conductor: Otto Klemperer Otto

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Richard Wagner

4.

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre Act 1

Soloist: Lauritz Melchior, Lotte Lehmann Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bruno Walter

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem in D minor

Orchestra: The Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

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Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

O Principe, che a lunghe carovane (from Turandot)

Soloist: Katia Riciarelli, Placido Domingo Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Édith Piaf

8.

Édith Piaf

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

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Book

Middlemarch by George Eliot

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Luxury item

Creme brulee

Others who chose a similar luxury

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