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Albie Sachs

Sue Lawley's castaway is judge Albie Sachs.

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is judge Albie Sachs. The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, his account of being placed in solitary confinement by the South African authorities, highlighted the dangers of campaigning against apartheid in the 1960s. After a long exile in Britain, Albie Sachs returned to his homeland in the 1990s to help shape its new constitution and become one of its most senior judges.

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

Favourite track: The Hammerklavier-Piano Sonata No.29 in B Flat by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Charterhouse of Palma by Stendhal
Luxury: Little bottle of aftershave

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45 minutes

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Fri 1 Dec 2000 09:00

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Conductor: L Bernstein

    • Symphony No.9.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Mannenberg is Where It is Happening

    • Voice of Africa.
    • Kaz Records.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

    Soloist: David Oistrakh

    • Violin Concertos.
    • Praga.
  • A Foggy Day

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier

      Soloist: Alfred Brendel

      • Beethoven Piano Sonatas.
      • Philips.
  • Init-Illiman with John Williams & Paco Pena

    La Fiesta de La Tirana

    • Inti Illimani.
    • CBS.
  • Cry Freedom Original Soundtrack

    Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika

    • Cry Freedom.
    • MCA.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot Act 2

    Soloist: Eugenio Fernandi & Maria Callas Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

    • Turandot.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Charterhouse of Palma - Stendhal

  • Luxury Choice

    • Little bottle of aftershave


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Albie Sachs


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