The original introduction to Desert Island Discs ran:
Each week at this time a well known person is asked the question if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight gramophone records would you choose to have with you - assuming, of course, that you also had a gramophone.
No such problem these days. Enjoy.
To listen to James's Desert Island Discs (thank you Roy Plomley) click here.
Track 1: Agnus Dei from Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli performed by Oxford Camerata directed byJeremy Summerly
Track 2: Duo Seraphim from Monteverdi’s Vespers performed by the Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers
Track 3: Erbarme dich from Bach's St Matthew Passion performed by Michael Chance and the English Baroque Soloists directed by John Eliot Gardiner
Track 4: Allegro from Handel’s Concerto a due Cori No 2 performed by the English Concert directed by Trevor Pinnock
Track 5: Adagio from Mozart’s Gran Partita performed by London Winds directed by Michael Collins
Track 6: Allegro from Schubert’s F minor fantasy performed by Benjamin Britten and Sviatoslav Richter
Track 7: Wotan’s Farewell from Wagener’s die Walküre performed by Thomas Stewart with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
Track 8: Love scene from Act 1 of Verdi’s Otello performed by Margaret Price and Carlo Cossutta and conducted by Georg Solti
And to listen to Roy Plomley's (the creator of Desert Island Discs) own Desert Island Discs click here.