BBC Desert Island Discs with Oliver Sacks

BBC Desert Island Discs with Oliver Sacks

Dr. Sacks was a guest on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs in 1994. Listen to the interview with presenter Sue Lawley.

Favourite track: Chu Chin Chow Here Be Oysters by Martin Lawrence
Book: Dictionary of Musical Themes
Luxury: Scuba diving kit

Music Played

Grateful Dead
Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)

The Best of Skeletons in the Closet. Warner Brothers.
Castaway’s Favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor – Et in carnaus est

Mass in B.Minor. Archive

Martin Lawrence
Chu Chin Chow Here Be Oysters

Chu Ching Chow. World Records.

Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in B flat major, Op. 7/1

The Chopin Collection – The Mazurkas. RCA Classics.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni Act 2, Scene 6

Don Giovanni. EMI.

Tobias Picker
The Encantadas

Tobias Picker: The Encantadas/Romances & Interlude. Virgin Classics.

Franz Schubert
13 Variations on Trockne Blumen, D802


Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Beethoven: The String Quartets. Deutsche Grammophon.

Book Choice
Dictionary of Musical Themes

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