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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 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Solid but not great October 31, 2016 By Bruce G. (Los Gatos, CA) See All My Reviews "I think that this is a pretty good performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez. It was a little disappointing in some spots where it seemed that the orchestra overwhelmed Romero's brilliant playing. But, overall I like the performances, and would recommend it. There is a great performance by Romero on youtube with the Royal Danish orchestra that I like more." Report Abuse
 great August 23, 2013 By j. adams (big pine key, FL) See All My Reviews "as good as expected" Report Abuse
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