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Paul Daniel

Sue Lawley's castaway is conductor Paul Daniel.

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the conductor Paul Daniel. Within weeks of becoming Music Director of the English National Opera his boss had resigned and there was talk of its merging with Covent Garden. He recalls how he won the war for the ENO's survival and the musical experiences which led him there.

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

Favourite track: Irrlicht from Winterreise. by Franz Schubert
Book: Beautifully bound blank book
Luxury: Cello and music for Bach's cello suites

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Nov 1998 09:00

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Wolcom Yole, from Ceremony of Carols (Op 28)

    Choir: The Coventry Cathedral Boys’ Choir Conductor: David Lepine

    • Gloria in Excelsis.
    • Chapter One.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    How peaceful, Op. 21/7

    Soloist: Joan Rodgers / Howard Shelley

    • Rachmaninov: Songs.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion

    Choirs: Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Junior Choir and English Baroque Soloists

    • St Matthew Passion.
    • Archiv.
  • Is This Love

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Gawain's Journey (from Gawain)

    Orchestra: The Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Edward Elgar Howarth

    • The Triumph of Time/Gawain’s Journey.
    • Collins Classics.
  • Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding

    Oh! Grandma

    • Classic Comedy UK.
    • Speaking Volumes.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor - 4th movement

    Orchestra: English Northern Philharmonia Conductor: Paul Daniel

    • Symphony No 1/Partita.
    • Naxos.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Franz Schubert

      Irrlicht (from Winterreise)

      Soloist: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel

      • Winterreise.
      • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Beautifully bound blank book

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cello and music for Bach’s cello suites


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Paul Daniel


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