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Elizabeth Esteve-Coll

Sue Lawley's castaway is the director of the V & A Elizabeth Esteve-Coll.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Director of one of Britain's most famous museums, the V & A. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her career at the V & A and the controversy she caused within her first year of office. She'll also be recalling how, at 19, she abandoned her university career and married a Spanish sea captain with whom she sailed the world.

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

Favourite track: Christus Natus Est (Mode I V) by The Choir Of Monks Of Saint Pierre De Solemes
Book: The Four Quartets by T S Eliot
Luxury: Expensive perfumed hand cream

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Oct 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for Keyboard No. 1 in B flat major

    Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

    • Works By Bach, Mozart, Chopin.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Monks of the Abbey of St Pierre de Solesmes

      Christus Natus Est (Mode I V)

      • Gregorian Chant Christmas.
      • Decca.
  • Germaine Montéro

    Ya Se Van Los Pastores

    • Paseando Por Espana.
    • Le Chant Du Monde.
  • The Sabri Brothers and Ensemble

    Dama Dum Must Qalandar

    • Qawali (Sufi Music From Pakistan).
    • Nonesuch.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 78: Jesu der du meine Seele

    Soloist: Hertha Topper, Ursula Buckel Orchestra: The Munich Bach Orchestra Conductor: Karl Richter

    • Cantata.
    • Archiv.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) (from Dido and Aeneas)

    Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Raymond Leppard

    • Dido And Aeneas.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

    Soloist: Martin Hughes

    • Beethoven.
    • University Of Surrey.
  • Los Fronterizos

    Agnus Dei

    • Misa Flamenca - Los Fronterizos/Segado.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • The Four Quartets - T S Eliot

  • Luxury Choice

    • Expensive perfumed hand cream


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Elizabeth Esteve-Coll


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