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John Dankworth

John Dankworth

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 02 Mar 1986

Jazz musician

John Dankworth studied music at the Royal Academy when jazz was not an approved subject - "I used to pretend my saxophone was a bassoon when I put it in the left luggage department of the Academy".

In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his career as a jazz musician and composer, and about how he is trying to break down the musical barriers at the Stables in Wavendon and with his Summer Pops season at the Barbican.

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

Choices

Cleo Laine

4.

Castaway's favourite

Cleo Laine

When That I Was and A Little Tiny Boy

Artist: John Dankworth

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Frédéric Chopin

5.

Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

Soloist: Ashkenazy

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Professor Peter Schickele

6.

Professor Peter Schickele

My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth

Orchestra: Amateur Musica Antiqua Of Hoople

Maurice Ravel

8.

Maurice Ravel

La Valse

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Exchange & Mart by

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Luxury item

Solar-powered synthesizer

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 14 Oct 1957

Jazz composer, Musician

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer John Dankworth.

Choices

Marcel Mule

3.

Marcel Mule

Caprice En Forme De Valse

Artist: Marthe Lenom

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Maurice Ravel

4.

Maurice Ravel

La Valse

Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

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Personal Recording

6.

Personal Recording

Banbala Dance (recorded in the Belgian Congo)

Franz Reizenstein

7.

Franz Reizenstein

Concerto Popolare (Hoffnung Music Festival 1956)

Soloist: Yvonne Arnaud Orchestra: Morley College Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

Cricket annuals: 1920 onwards by

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Luxury item

Saxophone

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Occupations

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