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Julian Barnes

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Julian Barnes.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer Julian Barnes. Since his first novel - Metroland - was published when he was 34, he has written another eight and won four literary prizes - most famously perhaps for Flaubert's Parrot.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for Flaubert, his love for Leicester City, his notions of love and his fear of death.

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

Favourite track: Requiem Dies Irae (from Requiem) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Letters by Gustave Flaubert
Luxury: Writing equipment

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Feb 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater

    Soloist: June Anderson Conductor: Bartoli

    • Sabat Mater.
    • Decca.
  • Jacques Brel

    Mon Pere Disait

    • Ces Gens-La.
    • Barclay.
  • Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    Simple Gifts

    • Copland: Concert For Clarinet And String Orchestra.
    • CBS.
  • Walker

    Struggle Buggy

    Orchestra: The King Oliver Orchestra Artist: King Oliver

    • Jazz Classics In Digital Stereo.
    • BBC.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet

    Soloist: Gendron, Yehudi Menuhin, Aronowitz

    • String Sextets Nos 1 And 2.
    • EMI.
  • César Franck

    Violin Sonata in A major

    Soloist: Alexander Zakin, Isaac Stern

    • Stern/Zakin: Debussy & Franck Violin Sonata.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Requiem in D minor - Dies Irae

      Choir: The Montverdi Choir Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists

      • Mozart: Requiem.
      • Philips.
  • Markus Reinhardt

    La Marseillaise

    Soloist: Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli

    • Django Reinhart.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Letters - Gustave Flaubert

  • Luxury Choice

    • Writing equipment

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Julian Barnes

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