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