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Publish and Be Damn'd: The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson - Episode 2

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Andras Schiff

Andras Schiff

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 07 Feb 1999

Classical pianist

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the pianist Andras Schiff. Born in Hungary, Bartok was the first composer he fell in love with and his music is still a regular part of his repertoire; despite making his fingers bleed. He compares learning a new composition to maturing wine - you can taste it almost immediately but it takes many years to become a vintage performance.

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

Choices

Franz Schubert

1.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement

Soloist: Pablo Casals Orchestra: The Vegh Quartet

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Opening of Sonata in C Major

Soloist: George Malcolm / Andras Schiff

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Béla Bartók

3.

Béla Bartók

From the diary of a fly (from Mikrokosmos Book 6)

Soloist: Bartok/Szigeti/Goodman

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor

Soloist: Edwin Fischer

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soave sia il vento (from Cosi fan tutte)

Orchestra: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 - 5th movement

Orchestra: Busch String Quartet

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Bedrich Smetana

7.

Bedrich Smetana

Vltava (The Moldau) (from Má vlast)

Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rafeal Kubelik

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Joseph Haydn

8.

Joseph Haydn

Symphony in G major

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

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Book

Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

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