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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

Last on

Fri 1 Oct 1993 09:05

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Infernal dance of King Kaschei (from The Firebird Suite)

    • Der Feuervogel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 7 in C Major

    • 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'

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

    Alturas

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

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

    • Bix N Bing.
    • ASV.
  • CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE

    • Gustav Mahler

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

      • Symphony No 2.
      • EMI.
  • Richard Strauss

    Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

    • Four Last Songs.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • On The Road - Jack Kerouac

  • Luxury Choice

    • Telescope

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lord Palumbo

Broadcasts

  • Sun 26 Sep 1993 12:15
  • Fri 1 Oct 1993 09:05

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