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Stephen Hawking

Sue Lawley's castaway is physicist Stephen Hawking.

The castaway this week in a special extended edition of the programme is Stephen Hawking, author of the best-selling A Brief History of Time and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He will be talking to Sue Lawley about his life and work, and the illness which has left him severely disabled for 25 years, as well as selecting the eight records he would choose to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Luxury: Crème brûlée

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Sun 27 Dec 1992 12:00

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  • Francis Poulenc

    Gloria

    Soloist: Rosanni Carteri Orchestra: The National Orchestra Of French Radio and Chorus

    • Poulenic - Organ Concerto Gloria/ Four Motets.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D Major

    Soloist: David Oistrakh Orchestra: The National Orchestra Of French Radio

    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

    Orchestra: The Amadeus Quartet Conductor: Otto Klemperer Otto

    • Die Strichquartette I I.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walküre Act 1

    Soloist: Lauritz Melchior, Lotte Lehmann Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bruno Walter

    • Die Walkure.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    Please Please Me

    • Please Please Me.
    • Parlophone.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Requiem in D minor

      Orchestra: The Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

      • Requiem.
      • Philips.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    O Principe, che a lunghe carovane (from Turandot)

    Soloist: Katia Riciarelli, Placido Domingo Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • Turandot.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Édith Piaf

    Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

    • Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.
    • Columbia.
  • Book Choice

    • Middlemarch - George Eliot

  • Luxury Choice

    • Creme brulee

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