Sue Lawley's castaway is director John Schlesinger.
The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the film director John Schlesinger. Like many other British filmmakers, he learnt his craft at the BBC but soon moved on to directing feature films including A Kind of Loving, Far From the Madding Crowd and the Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his long and successful career, the controversy he caused with his films Darling and Sunday Bloody Sunday and choosing eight records to take to his island exile.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Book: Dictonary of English Quotations
Luxury: Magimix (battery-powered )
Richard Rodney Bennett
Far From The Madding Crowd
- Far From The Madding Crowd.
- MGM Records.
Orchestra: The Buffalo Philharmonic Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
- Rhapsody in Blue.
Otello Act 1, Scene 3
Soloist: Katia Ricciarelli, Placido Domingo Orchestra: The Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Harry Connick, Jr.
We Are In Love
- We Are In Love.
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op.81 - 2nd movement
Orchestra: The Nash Ensemble Of London
- Dvorak: Piano Trio Opus 90, Piano Quintet Opus 81.
Zueignung, Op. 10/1
Soloist: Elizabeth Schwarzkoph
- R Strauss 4 Last Songs.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major
Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
- Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 18 & 19.
Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - Mit Aufschwung aber nicht eilen (from 5th movement)
Orchestra: The City Of Birmingham Symphony Conductor: Simon Rattle
- Mahler Symphony No 2.
Dictonary of English Quotations
Magimix (battery-powered )
|Interviewed Guest||John Schlesinger|
- Sun 13 Oct 1991 12:15
- Fri 18 Oct 1991 09:05