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Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez, Etc / Romero, Marriner, Asmf


Release Date: 08/14/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000943502   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are both highly estimable performances, notable for the warmth and elegance of their accompaniments (to say nothing of sparkle and polish) as much as the contribution of the soloist, which is undoubtedly distinguished. Few will be disappointed with the account of the famous Adagio of the Concierto which demonstrates authentic mediterranean feeling. The success of the digital re-mastering is remarkable and although inner detail is less sharply defined than on the comparable Bonell/Dutoit alternative from Decca, it matters little for the analogue ambience suits the style of the music-making, which is slightly less extrovert (especially in the finale of the Concierto). The Decca balance gives a sharper edge to the massed strings and some Read more will like the softer-grained Philips sound, which is wonderfully warm and tangible at the opening of the Fantasia. . . . Both the Philips and Decca CDs give great pleasure in their different ways, and this is music that always sounds fresh.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [9/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1.
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 
2.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 

Sound Samples

Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 1. Allegro con spirito
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Adagio
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 3. Allegro gentile
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 1. Villano y Ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 2. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles (Adagio - Allegretto molto ritmico)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 3. Danza de las hachas (Allegro con brio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 4. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
Cançoneta for Violin and Orchestra
Invocación y danza: 1. Moderato
Invocación y danza: 2. Allegro moderato: Polo
Tres Pequeñas Piezas: 1. Ya se van los pastores
Tres Pequeñas Piezas: 2. Por caminos de Santiago
Tres Pequeñas Piezas: 3. Pequeña sevillana

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