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Lord Palumbo

Sue Lawley's castaway is chairman of the Arts Council Lord Palumbo.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Chairman of the Arts Council Lord Palumbo. Property developer and long-time patron of the arts, he will be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for collecting, which extends from motor cars to houses built by famous 20th century architects, of which he owns four. He will also be discussing his 30-year mission to redevelop the Mansion House site in the City of London.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 7 by Jean Sibelius
Book: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Luxury: Telescope

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Igor Stravinsky

    Infernal dance of King Kaschei (from The Firebird Suite)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Claudio Abbado

    • Der Feuervogel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 7 in C Major

      Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: Philharmonic Orchestra

      • Symphony No 7.
      • Decca.
  • Billie Holiday

    Moonlight In Vermont

    • Jazz Best 3.
    • Verve.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

    Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

    • Pomp And Circumstance/Enigma Variations.
    • Decca.
  • Inti‐Illimani


    • Flight Of The Condor.
    • BBC.
  • Bix Beiderbecke

    T'ain't So, Honey, T'ain't So

    Orchestra: Paul Whiteman Orchestra

    • Bix N Bing.
    • ASV.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' -5th movement

    Orchestra: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simon Rattle

    • Symphony No 2.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Strauss

    Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

    Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The Gewandhaus Orchestra Conductor: Kurt Masur

    • Four Last Songs.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • On The Road - Jack Kerouac

  • Luxury Choice

    • Telescope


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lord Palumbo


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