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Paco Peña

Sue Lawley's castaway is flamenco guitarist Paco Peña.

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]

Favourite track: Portro de Rabia y Miel by Camaron de la Isla
Book: An Anthology of Poetry - 'Las Mil Mejores Poesia' Dela Lengua Castellana by Jose Bergua
Luxury: Virtual reality module

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45 minutes

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Fri 16 Apr 1999 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Camarón de la Isla

      Portro de Rabia y Miel

      • Portro de Rabia y Miel.
      • Philips.
  • Kyrie from Missa O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: Choir of Westminister Catherdral Conductor: Sir David Thomas

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

    Soloist: Alfred Brendal

    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas.
    • Philips.
  • Victoria de los Ángeles

    A li Esta Riyendo!

    • La Vida Breve.
    • HMV (Angel).
  • Johann Sebastian Bach


    Soloist: John Williams

    • Lute Suite No. 4.
    • CBS.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Soloist: Raphael Orozco

    • Piano Concertos 1 & 2.
    • Decca.
  • Mercedes Sosa

    Afonsina y el Mar

    • Mujeres Argentinas.
    • Philips.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor

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

    • Karl Böhm Conducts.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

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

  • Luxury Choice

    • Virtual reality module


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Paco Peña


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