WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Brouwer: Concierto de Benicassim - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Martin: Guitare


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573542   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joaquin RodrigoFrank MartinLeo Brouwer
Performer:  Miguel Trapaga
Conductor:  Óliver Díaz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Real Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  




A musical selection from this release is featured in the above clip.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording brings together two undisputed 20th century masterpieces and one from the 21st, all of which share surprising stories of neglect. With its sublime Adagio, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez has become a true phenomenon in the history of Western music, but like the original version of Frank Martin’s extraordinarily powerful Guitare it suffered disapproval from its dedicatee Andrés Segovia. Echoes of Rodrigo can be heard in the cinematic romanticism of Leo Brouwer’s Concierto de Benicàssim, described by the composer as “a panorama of my own ideas” and revived here by Miguel Trápaga a decade after its première. This recording brings together two undisputed 20th century masterpieces and one from the 21st, all of which share surprising stories of neglect. With its sublime Adagio, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez has become a true phenomenon in the history of Western music, but like the original version of Frank Martin’s extraordinarily powerful Guitare it suffered disapproval from its dedicatee Andrés Segovia. Echoes of Rodrigo can be heard in the cinematic romanticism of Leo Brouwer’s Concierto de Benicàssim, described by the composer as “a panorama of my own ideas” and revived here by Miguel Trápaga a decade after its première. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Miguel Trapaga (Guitar)
Conductor:  Óliver Díaz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Real Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
2.
Guitare by Frank Martin
Performer:  Miguel Trapaga (Guitar)
Conductor:  Óliver Díaz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Real Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Switzerland 
3.
Concerto for Guitar No. 9 "Concierto de Benicàssim" by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Miguel Trapaga (Guitar)
Conductor:  Óliver Díaz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Real Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title