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Jan Pienkowski

Jan Pienkowski

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Oct 2009

Illustrator

Kirsty Young's castaway is the illustrator Jan Pienkowski. He was born in Warsaw before the Second World War and lived through the uprising of 1944. He spent his childhood in Poland, Bavaria, Vienna and Italy, before making his home in England more than 60 years ago. The folk traditions of central Europe are still much in evidence in his work though; twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, his illustrations see childhood terrors realised in gothic scenes, with witches a constant presence.

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

Choices

The Beatles

1.

Castaway's favourite

The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby

Others who chose this artist

Panstwowy Ludowy Zespól Piesni i Tanca Mazowsze

2.

Panstwowy Ludowy Zespól Piesni i Tanca Mazowsze

Warsaw Polonaise

Giuseppe Verdi

3.

Giuseppe Verdi

Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate (from Aida)

Soloist: Brigit Nilsson & Mario Sereni Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Conductor: Zubin Mehta

Others who chose this artist

Derek McCulloch

4.

Derek McCulloch

Oranges and Lemons

Artist: Children’s Chorus & Orchestra

Lata Mangeshkar

5.

Lata Mangeshkar

Gore Gore O Banke Chhore

Others who chose this artist

Gabriel Fauré

6.

Gabriel Fauré

Après un rêve, Op. 7/1

Soloist: Pablo Casals

Others who chose this artist

Vincent Scotto

7.

Vincent Scotto

Sous Les Ponts de Paris

Soloist: Tino Rossi

Others who chose this artist

The Monks of Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight

8.

The Monks of Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight

Nunc Dimittis

9.

10.

Book

Audiobook of Martin Jarvis reading Just William by Richmal Crompton

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Large supply of moleskin sketch books

Others who chose a similar luxury

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