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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

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

3.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Dance of the Knights (from Romeo and Juliet)

Composer: Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia in C minor

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Franz Schubert

5.

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major

Composer: Franz Schubert

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Johann Sebastian Bach

6.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Book

The fattest book by Michael Frayne

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

19-note piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

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