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Sir Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose

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First broadcast: Sun 23 Jul 2000

Mathematician

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the mathematician Sir Roger Penrose. His prize-winning work with Stephen Hawking on the nature of black holes brought his name to public attention in the 1960s. Since then he has made a controversial contribution to the debate over human consciousness and whether or not computers will ever be able to mimic the workings of the human mind.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B Minor - Crucifixus

Orchestra: Taverner Consort and Players

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major - 2nd movement

Soloist: Alfred Brendel Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

3.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Dance of the Knights (from Romeo and Juliet)

Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia in C minor

Soloist: Rosalyn Tureck

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Franz Peter Schubert

5.

Franz Peter Schubert

String Quintet in C major

Orchestra: Emerson String Quartet

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Johann Sebastian Bach

6.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 101: Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott

Soloist: Tolzer Knabenchor Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien Conductor: Nikolau Harnoncourt

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Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

Orchestra: Alaban Berg Quartet

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Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music

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Book

The fattest book by Michael Frayne

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Luxury item

19-note piano

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