Kirsty Young's castaway is illustrator Jan Pienkowski.
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]
Favourite track: Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles
Book: Audiobook of Martin Jarvis reading Just William by Richmal Crompton
Luxury: Large supply of moleskin sketch books.
Panstwowy Ludowy Zespól Piesni i Tanca Mazowsze
- Przeboje Socjalizmu: Hej Chlopcy Do Roboty!.
Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate (from Aida)
Soloist: Brigit Nilsson & Mario Sereni Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Oranges and Lemons
Artist: Children’s Chorus & Orchestra
- Uncle Mac’s Party Games for Children.
Gore Gore O Banke Chhore
- Bollywood Bizarro.
Après un rêve, Op. 7/1
Soloist: Pablo Casals
- Casals: The Victor Recordings (1926-1928).
Sous Les Ponts de Paris
Soloist: Tino Rossi
- Tino Rossi.
The Monks of Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight
- Gregorian Chant: Sunday Vespers, Benediction & Compline.
Audiobook of Martin Jarvis reading Just William - Richmal Crompton
Large supply of moleskin sketch books
|Interviewed Guest||Jan Pienkowski|
- Sun 18 Oct 2009 11:15
- Fri 23 Oct 2009 09:00