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Hungarian violinist on Desert Island Discs

Today I heard Desert Island Discs whilst driving. This is a radio programme, created in 1942, where a celebrity chooses 8  records they would like to have with them if ever shipwrecked on a desert island. The interviewer asks questions about the persons’ life and why they have chosen their seven pieces of music. These people come from all walks of life and have included politicians, actors, writers, musicians, pop stars. The guest today was Gyorgy Pauk, the Hungarian violinist who talked about his childhood in the Budapest ghetto during the Nazi occupation of World War II, his eventual escape to the West and his musical career after that..

Anyone wishing to hear this or see the list of his musical choices should go to
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr