The best clip from the brain operation, in which Isle of Wight violinist Dagmar Turner played her instrument during critical bits, is to be found in the Times report:
While the surgeon cut away at the tumour, Ms Turner played a collection of random tunes including Summertime, Julio Iglesias’s Besame Mucho and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 5.
Professor Keyoumars Ashkan said: “My role as a surgeon was to make sure she played well, which means I had to know the song. I knew Summertime, I knew Julio Iglesisas but then she started playing Mahler’s fifth and I didn’t know it. Luckily the anaesthetist did.”
Which bit of Mahler 5, I’m wondering? Must be Adagietto.