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Sir Peter Hall

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 November 1983

Sir Peter Hall was appointed Director of the National Theatre in 1973. Before that, he ran the Royal Shakespeare Company and he was responsible for setting up their London base at the Aldwych. In spite of this heavy administrative responsibility, he has always found time to produce many plays and operas, including this year's Ring Cycle at Bayreuth. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his amazingly active life and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: The Man That Got Away by Judy Garland
Book: The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians
Luxury: Photograph of children

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Judy Garland

    Judy Garland The Man That Got Away

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major

    Orchestra: The Beaux Arts Trio

  • Image for Sir Michael Tippett

    Sir Michael Tippett Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

    Artist: Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ah, taci in giusto core (from Don Gionanni)

    Soloist: Eberhard Wechter, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

  • Image for Oscar Peterson

    Oscar Peterson Flamingo

    Artist: Herb Ellis, Ray Brown

    Oscar Peterson in Concert

  • Image for Janet Baker/James Bowman

    Janet Baker/James Bowman La Calisto

    Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Image for Harold Pinter

    Harold Pinter No Man's Land

    Soloist: Sir John Gielgud/Sir Ralph Richardson

    No Man's Land

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 10 in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments

    Artist: London Wind Quintet and Ensemble Conductor: Otto Klemperer

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