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Paco Pena

Paco Pena

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 11 Apr 1999

Flamenco guitarist

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the flamenco guitarist Paco Peña. Celebrated thoughout the world for his authentic performances, he was born into a poor family in Southern Spain where music, singing and dancing was part of everyday life. Today, he is regarded as one of the world's foremost traditional Flamenco players. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Camarón de la Isla

1.

Castaway's favourite

Camarón de la Isla

Portro de Rabia y Miel

Others who chose this artist

Tomás Luis de Victoria

2.

Tomás Luis de Victoria

Kyrie from Missa O Magnum Mysterium

Choir: Choir of Westminister Catherdral Conductor: Sir David Thomas

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op.27/2 'Moonlight'

Soloist: Alfred Brendal

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Gavotte

Soloist: John Williams

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

6.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Soloist: Raphael Orozco

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem in D minor

Choir: Vienna State Opera Chorus Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

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Book

An Anthology of Poetry - 'Las Mil Mejores Poesia’ Dela Lengua Castellana by Jose Bergua

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Virtual reality module

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 04 Mar 1978

Flamenco guitarist

Roy Plomley's castaway is guitarist Paco Pena.

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Missa Solemnis - Agnus Dei

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major, BWV998

Soloist: John Williams

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Johannes Brahms

5.

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

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Frédéric Chopin

6.

Frédéric Chopin

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2

Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

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Cleo Laine & John Williams

7.

Cleo Laine & John Williams

Killing Me Softly (With His Song)

Choir Of Los Pedroches

8.

Choir Of Los Pedroches

Ya Vienen Los Reyes

Book

Collected poetry by Frederico Garcia Lorca

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Luxury item

Painting of his family by Aurelio

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