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Sir Peter Hall

Sir Peter Hall

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 Nov 1983

Director of the National Theatre

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]

Choices

Judy Garland

1.

Castaway's favourite

Judy Garland

The Man That Got Away

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Franz Schubert

2.

Franz Schubert

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major

Orchestra: The Beaux Arts Trio

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Sir Michael Tippett

3.

Sir Michael Tippett

Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

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

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ah, taci in giusto core (from Don Gionanni)

Soloist: Eberhard Wechter, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

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Oscar Peterson

5.

Oscar Peterson

Flamingo

Artist: Herb Ellis, Ray Brown

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Janet Baker/James Bowman

6.

Janet Baker/James Bowman

La Calisto

Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Harold Pinter

7.

Harold Pinter

No Man's Land

Soloist: Sir John Gielgud/Sir Ralph Richardson

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

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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Book

The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians by

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Luxury item

Photograph of children

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 25 Oct 1965

Theatre, Director, Producer

Roy Plomley's castaway is theatre director and producer Sir Peter Hall.

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach

English Suite No. 1 in A major

Soloist: Ralph Kirkpatrick

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Richard Strauss

3.

Richard Strauss

September (from Four Last Songs)

Soloist: Lisa Della Casa Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

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Gerard Hoffnung

4.

Gerard Hoffnung

Speech at the Oxford Union

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Arnold Schoenberg

6.

Arnold Schoenberg

Prelude Act 1, Scene 2 (from Moses and Aaron)

Orchestra: North German Radio Orchestra Conductor: Hans Rosbaud

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bei Männern (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Walter Berry, Gundulla Janowitz Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Otto Klemperer

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Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Und von der sechsten Stunde

Soloist: Peter Pears, Hermann Prey Orchestra: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Karl Munchinger

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Book

Letters by John Keats

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Luxury item

Harpsichord

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