WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Pepe Romero - Master of the Guitar [11-CD Set]

Romero,Pepe
Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002012902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiLuigi BoccheriniFerdinando Carulli,   ... 
Performer:  Pepe RomeroAngel RomeroChristine PendrillAgustin Leon Ara,   ... 
Conductor:  Iona BrownSir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.Los Romeros
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A handsome 11 CD box set honouring the unique art of Pepe Romero, who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2014. This set offers a broad spectrum of Pepe’s art from various periods in his career. It moves from the Baroque through to twentieth-century works and features solo, chamber and orchestral performances.

From his stylish interpretations of Bach and Vivaldi [CD 1], to the first recordings of Giulani’s three Guitar Concertos [CD 5], the set arrives at its Spanish heart. There are three CDs [8 –10] dedicated to the music of Romero family friend Rodrigo, including arguably the finest version still available of his most famous and popular concerto, the Concierto de Aranjuez, and his last concerto, the Concierto para un fiesta
Read more written especially for Pepe Romero in 1982/3.

Part of the ‘Royal Family of the Guitar’, Pepe Romero was a founding member of the fe?ted guitar quartet Los Romeros. The quartet can be heard performing Torroba’s Concierto Iberico [CD 6] and Rodrigo’s Concierto andaluz [CD 10].

“Capturing the work’s poise and poetry, this recording has it all. Romero’s taste and execution are flawless, while Marriner and the ASMF provide a richly detailed aural landscape through which the guitar freely flies.” - Gramophone on Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez

“A hundred years from now, some curious musicologist wishing to trace the history of those native virtuosi of the Spanish guitar might draw a line from the Baroque master Gaspar Sanz through the early and later Romantics Fernando Sor, Francisco Ta?rrega and Miguel Llobet to the twentieth century’s Andre?s Segovia, Celedonio Romero, Narciso Yepes — and Pepe Romero.” - William Yeoman
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar), Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
4. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 1 in D minor, G 445 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
6. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 3 in B flat major, G 447 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
7. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 50 no 6/G 449 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
8. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 7 in E minor, G 451 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
9. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 2 in E major, G 446 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
10. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
11. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 50 no 5/G 450 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
12. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 9 in C major, G 453 "La ritirada di Madrid" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
13. Concerto for Guitar in A major, Op. 140 "Petit Concerto de Société" by Ferdinando Carulli
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1820; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 15 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14. Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Written: 1776 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Guitar in E minor, Op. 56 by Francesco Molino
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs. 
16. Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Guitar in A major, Op. 8a by Ferdinando Carulli
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1809; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 16 Minutes 6 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Guitar no 1 in A major, Op. 30 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1974 
19. Concerto for Guitar no 2 in A major, Op. 36 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1976 
20. Concerto for Guitar no 3 in F major, Op. 70 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
21. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
22. Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar), Christine Pendrill (English Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
23. Pequeñas piezas (3) for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
24. Invocación y Danza for Guitar "Hommage a M de Falla" by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1961; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
25. Cançoneta for Violin and Strings by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Agustin Leon Ara (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
26. Concierto andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1978 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
27. Concierto madrigal for 2 Guitars by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar), Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London 
Length: 28 Minutes 58 Secs. 
28. Concierto para una fiesta for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1983 
Venue:  St. John's Church, London England 
Length: 27 Minutes 59 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Guitar no 1 in D major, Op. 99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Florence, Italy 
30. Sones en la Giralda by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Spain 
31. Concerto for Guitar, W 501 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Brazil 
32. Preludes (5) for Guitar, W 419 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Brazil 
33. Suite populaire brésilienne, W 20 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1912; Brazil 
34. Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235: no 1 in E minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 
35. Misionera by Fernando Bustamante
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
36. Una limosna por el amor de Dios "El ultimo canto" by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Paraguay 
37. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
38. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 4, Villanesca by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
39. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 2, Oriental by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
40. Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
41. El amor brujo: Canción de fuego fatuo "Song of the will-o'-the-wisp" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
42. El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
43. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
44. Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 8, Rumores de la caleta by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
45. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
46. Jeux interdits: Romance by Narciso Yepes
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
47. Concierto de Málaga for Guitar by Celedonio Romero
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
48. Preludes (3) for Guitar by Celedonio Romero
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
49. Chôros no 1 for Guitar by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Brazil 
50. Temas populares cubanos (3): Zapateado by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
51. Temas populares cubanos (3): Guajira criolla by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
52. Temas populares cubanos (3): Canción de cuna by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook