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Charles Kennedy MP, Nicky Morgan MP, David Lammy MP, Fiona Hyslop MSP

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Paul Daniel

Paul Daniel

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 01 Nov 1998

Conductor

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the conductor Paul Daniel. Within weeks of becoming Music Director of the English National Opera his boss had resigned and there was talk of its merging with Covent Garden. He recalls how he won the war for the ENO's survival and the musical experiences which led him there.

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

Choices

Benjamin Britten

1.

Benjamin Britten

Wolcom Yole, from Ceremony of Carols (Op 28)

Composer: Benjamin Britten

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

2.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

How peaceful, Op. 21/7

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

5.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Gawain's Journey (from Gawain)

Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding

6.

Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding

Oh! Grandma

Performer: Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding

Sir William Walton

7.

Sir William Walton

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor - 4th movement

Composer: Sir William Walton

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

8.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

Irrlicht (from Winterreise)

Composer: Franz Schubert

Others who chose this artist

Book

Beautifully bound blank book by

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Luxury item

Cello and music for Bach’s cello suites

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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