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Spanish Night

Rodrigo / Kavanagh / Amadeus Guitar Duo / Eden
Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573441   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar DuoEden-Stell Guitar Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar)
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Venue:  Tonstudio van Geest Freiherr-von Fritsch 
Length: 21 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Concierto andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo,  Eden-Stell Guitar Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Spain 
Venue:  Tonstudio van Geest Freiherr-von Fritsch 
Length: 25 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Concierto madrigal for 2 Guitars by Joaquin Rodrigo
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Spain 
Venue:  Tonstudio van Geest Freiherr-von Fritsch 
Length: 28 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Nimble fingered twosome May 19, 2015 By Oscar O. Veterano See All My Reviews "Amadeus Guitar Duo “Spanish Night” NAXOS This recording consists of 3 concertos by Joachin Rodrigo for guitar(s) and orchestra and performed by the Amadeus Guitar duo, Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchoff. The first piece, Rodrigo’s best-known work “Concierto De Aranjues”, is skillfully played by Ms. Kavanagh, whose sure handed technique and tasteful sense of dynamics is particularly effective. To take on a composition that’s been a concert (and recording) staple for all of the 20th century’s virtuoso guitarists shows an admirable and, in this case, well deserved confidence on her part. The Amadeus Duo enlists the help of long time cohorts Eden-Stell Duo (Mark Eden and Christopher Stell) for Rodrigo’s “Concierto Andaluz”, a work originally written for the Romeros. Assisted by the International Philharmonie, a surprisingly mature sounding youth orchestra, the four guitarists achieve a nearly seamless blend, on a par with many groups working as full time quartets. However, the real treat of this project is “Concierto Madrigal”, a composition heard far less often than Aranjuez or Andaluz. Written as 10 variations of an old Italian madrigal, it has the greatest emotional range of the pieces presented here and showcases the Duo’s musical interplay to best effect. A must-have for guitar students and fans of 20th century Spanish music, “Spanish Night” by Amadeus Guitar Duo will remind even the casual listener how entertaining “serious” music can be. Highly Recommended 9 ½ out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano" Report Abuse
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