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Hal Prince

Michael Parkinson's castaway is producer Hal Prince.

Hal Prince has just produced the musical The Phantom of the Opera in London. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his life in the theatre which he began as a stage manager in New York for the legendary George Abbott. He went on to produce West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret and the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. He also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Act II of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Book: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
Luxury: Bouillabaisse with langouste and wine

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40 minutes

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Fri 21 Nov 1986 09:05

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

    Soloist: Todd Duncan, Anne Brown

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Tristan und Isolde Act 2

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

  • Some Enchanted Evening

    Artist: South Pacific - Original Broadway Cast

  • Giacomo Puccini

    In questa Reggia (from Turandot)

    Soloist: Eva Marton Orchestra: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite Of Spring

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra

  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Orchestra: French National Orchestra

  • Manuel de Falla

    El Amor Brujo

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Ivan Lins

    Before It's Too Late

  • Book Choice

    • Look Homeward, Angel - Thomas Wolfe

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bouillabaisse with langouste and wine

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Harold Prince

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