Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña

From NPR, a historic meeting


Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world’s best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

Set List

  • Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major K.33
  • Bach: Prelude in F major, BWV 927
  • Sabicas: “Farruca”
  • Peña: “El nuevo día (Colombiana)”

Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Olivia Merrion; Production Assistant: Meredith Rizzo; photo by Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Paco Peña on Desert Island Discs

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A fascinating early programme with Paco, first broadcast: Sat 04 Mar 1978 on the famous programme Desert Island Discs.
I first met Paco eight years previously when the very first incarnation of the Oxford Guitar Society invited him to play at the Oxford Union (he was a young law student prior to becoming a professional flamenco guitarist).
He and I subsequently played in duo and with John Williams in Oxford and at the Wigmore Hall at around the time of this interview.
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Thank you, Auntie!
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