Joanna MacGregor

Sue Lawley's castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is concert pianist Joanna MacGregor. As well as talking about her work as a champion of New Music, Joanna remembers her childhood playing piano for gospel choirs and how she had to bribe her way onto the college Steinway with packets of cigarettes. In conversation with Sue Lawley, she talks about her life and work and 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: The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives
Book: The Sleep Walkers by Arthur Koestler
Luxury: Sampler to record the noises of the island

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40 minutes

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Fri 6 Jun 1997 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJoanna MacGregor

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