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Fiona Reynolds

Sue Lawley's castaway is Director-General of the National Trust Fiona Reynolds.

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the Director General of the National Trust, Fiona Reynolds. Passionate about the countryside, the job at the National Trust was a dream come true for Fiona, but six weeks into the job she was faced with Foot and Mouth and had to make the drastic decision to close almost all of the National Trust properties.

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 Salutation from Dies Natalis by Finzi
Book: The Making of the English Landscape by W G Hoskins
Luxury: The full collection of Ordnance Survey maps of the British Isles

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Mingulay Boat Song

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Agnus Dei (from Requiem)

    Choir: Cambridge Singers Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia

    • Requiem and Other Choral Music.
    • Collegium Records.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in D Major

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin's in the Fields

    • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet for Strings in E flat major -1st movement

    Choir: Members of the Vienna Octet

    • Mendelssohn Octet/Beethoven Septet.
    • Decca.
  • William Wordsworth

    Lines Composed Above Tintern Abbey

    Artist: Robert Speaight

    • Treasury of William Wordsworth.
    • Spoken Arts.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Gerald Finzi

      The Salutation from Dies Natalis

      Soloist: Wilfred Brown Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra

      • Finzi's Dies Natalis.
      • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Mario Tipo

    • Bach/Busoni: Chaconne, Toccata et Fugue.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Oh! Hang at open doors the net (from Peter Grimes)

    Orchestra: Orchestra & Chorus of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Conductor: Sir Colin Davis

    • Britten: Peter Grimes.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • The Making of the English Landscape - W G Hoskins

  • Luxury Choice

    • The full collection of Ordnance Survey maps of the British Isles

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