A Flamenco Guitar Recital

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COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Wigmore Hall Live
ALBUM TITLE: Paco Peña
PERFORMER: Paco Peña
CATALOGUE NO: WHLive 0016

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One of the world’s leading solo flamenco guitarists is paco peña. The form was a novelty when he gave his first recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1967, as groups were then the norm. A Flamenco Guitar Recital documents his triumphant return four decades later, showcasing flamenco styles.

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It starts on a pensive note with the ‘free’ metre of the granaína, before launching into a more rhythmic alegrías. Piedra Adentro underlines Peña’s gift for marrying lyricism with formidable technique.