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