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Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre; Concierto Madrigal

Rodrigo / Yepes / English Chamber Orch / Navarro
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186209   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Narciso YepesGodelieve Monden
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joaquín Rodrigo modelled Concierto de Aranjuez on Spanish folk music. A lyrical movement is framed by two fast movements - in the first two the musical material is fully developed, whereas the structure of the Rondo finale is more static. It was such a big success that it is considered as one of his most important works. To continue such an achievement, Rodrigo composed Fantasía para un gentilhombre, where he created a musical monument, so to speak, with two Spanish “gentlemen of the guitar” - Sanz and Segovia - skilfully presenting the ancient melodies with a modern twist. And Rodrigo based his Concierto Madrigal for two guitars and orchestra on Jacques Arcadelt’s madrigal “Oh, my happy eyes”. The composer neatly combines Read more Renaissance dances with Spanish and African-American folklore in the 10 movements of the suite-like work.

Now on SACD, we finally get to enjoy Rodrigo’s music - with its astounding ability to bring about the feelings and visualisations of rural Spain and its romantic past - in the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
2.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
3.
Concierto madrigal for 2 Guitars by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Godelieve Monden (Guitar), Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Spain 

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