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Sir Kyffin Williams

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 June 2001

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the Welsh painter, Sir Kyffin Williams. It was only when he was invalided out of the army because of his epilepsy that Kyffin decided to paint. "You are not normal. You should do art" was one doctor's verdict. Since then, no artist has done more to portray the brooding, mountainous landscape of North Wales.

He chooses eight records to take with him to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Germinal by Emile Zola
Luxury: A small painting called the Head of a Girl by Michael Schwerz

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9/2

    Soloist: Daniel Barenboim

    Nocturnes, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Finlandia

    Soloist: David Hill

    Organ Spectacular Vol 2, Imp Classics

  • Image for North Wales Male Choirs

    North Wales Male Choirs Gwahoddiad

    The Great Hymns of Wales, Sain

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, joy of man's desiring (from Cantata No. 147)

    Soloist: Myra Hess

    Myra Hess -1938-42, Biddulph Recordings

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    Soloist: Howard Shelley Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra

    Piano Ctos 1-4, Chandos

  • Image for Steven Isserlis

    Steven Isserlis The Protecting Veil

    Protecting Veil, Virgin Classics

  • Image for Bryn Terfel

    Bryn Terfel Ar Lan y Mor

    Artist: Orchestra of Welsh National Opera

    We'll Keep a Welcome, Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Marvin Hamlisch

    Marvin Hamlisch The Entertainer

    The Sting Soundtrack, MCA

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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