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Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 38

Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island

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Sir Charles Mackerras

March 7th, 1999

Episode 12 of 573 episodes

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. A world authority on Janacek, he is also a pioneer in the authentic performance of Handel, Bach and Mozart. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Marriage of Figaro - Sextet from Act 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Translation in either German, Italian or Czech by William Shakespeare Luxury: If a hot island - a huge bottle of suntan lotion and if a cold island - a pillow

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