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Dame Stephanie Shirley

Kirsty Young's castaway is entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley.

Entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

As a child, she escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport - travelling across Europe for two days in a train with a thousand children and just two adults. She went on to set up a computer programming company which made her a millionaire many times over. But she has given away most of her fortune and now is an ambassador for philanthropy. Her determination throughout it all, she says, has been to prove that hers was a life worth saving.

Record: Mozart- Sonata in C, K. 545
Book: AA Milne - Winnie The Pooh
Luxury: Mother and Child by Henry Moore.

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Fri 28 May 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major

    Soloist: Christianne Jaccottet, Christine Sartoretti Orchestra: Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Jörg Faerber

    • Complete Concerti, Orchestral Suites.
    • Vox Box.
  • Franz Schubert

    Heidenröslein, D257

    Soloist: Teresa Stich-Randall

    • Lieder De Mozart et Schubert.
    • Accord.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, op. 54

    Soloist: Géza Anda Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

    • Piano Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Sonata in C

      Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter

      • Piano Sonatas K.282, K.545 and K.310.
      • Philips.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout'

    Soloist: Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre, Zubin Mehta

    • The Trout.
    • Opus Arte.
  • The Beathovens

    Summer's Child

    • Beathovens - PRIVATE TAPE..
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in E flat major

    Soloist: Marc-André Hamelin

    • Piano Sonata II.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a

    Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia

    • Clarinet Concerto.
    • Naxos.
  • Book Choice

    • Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

  • Luxury Choice

    • Mother and Child by Henry Moore


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Stephanie Shirley


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