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Romero Asenjo: Cello Concerto, Concerto for 2 Violins & String Symphony / Torre, Cammerata Orchestra


Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579044  
Composer:  Alfonso Romero Asenjo
Performer:  Iagoba FanloSergey TeslyaJoaquin Torre
Conductor:  Joaquin Torre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cammerata Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alfonso Romero Asenjo’s distinguished career has resulted in numerous awards and distinctions, highlighting an unmistakable and very particular musical language whose appetite for spirituality and selective use of the avant-garde is now an established aspect of the so-called ‘Generacion del 51.’ The String Symphony has a cinematic restlessness that conjures hauntingly unsettling images, while the Cello Concerto pits the luminous and extended melodic phrases of the soloist against dense darkness from the orchestra. The Concerto for Two Violins is in part a tribute to J.S. Bach’s work in the same setting, endowing Baroque resources with a mysterious and attractive modernity. Alfonso Romero Asenjo’s distinguished career has resulted in numerous awards and distinctions, highlighting an unmistakable and very particular musical language whose appetite for spirituality and selective use of the avant-garde is now an established aspect of the so-called ‘Generacion del 51.’ The String Symphony has a cinematic restlessness that conjures hauntingly unsettling images, while the Cello Concerto pits the luminous and extended melodic phrases of the soloist against dense darkness from the orchestra. The Concerto for Two Violins is in part a tribute to J.S. Bach’s work in the same setting, endowing Baroque resources with a mysterious and attractive modernity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonía para cuerda (String Symphony) by Alfonso Romero Asenjo
Conductor:  Joaquin Torre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cammerata Orchestra
2.
Divertimento by Alfonso Romero Asenjo
Conductor:  Joaquin Torre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cammerata Orchestra
3.
Cello Concerto by Alfonso Romero Asenjo
Performer:  Iagoba Fanlo (Cello)
Conductor:  Joaquin Torre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cammerata Orchestra
4.
Concerto for 2 Violins by Alfonso Romero Asenjo
Performer:  Sergey Teslya (Violin), Joaquin Torre (Violin)
Conductor:  Joaquin Torre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cammerata Orchestra

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Challenging But Very Rewarding February 9, 2020 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "The 4 works for string orchestra and solo instruments by Spanish composer Alofonso Romero Asenjo present an interesting musical journey which sometimes strays into disharmony and dissonance, but always seems to re-establish itself around the haunting lyricism which is at the core of the entire program. There is seriousness and intensity to this music, and Spain's excellent Cammerata Orchestra develops these characteristics in a remarkable performance. The opening movement of the String Symphony is almost enough to scare the listener away with its ominous, march-like power, but by the end of the recording (the Concerto for 2 Violins), the listener is treated to Romero Asenjo's take on Bach in an appealing modern style. Naxos has done a superb job with the audio qualities of this recording- wonderful clarity and sonic depth throughout. Although this music may not suit everyone's taste, for those who relish challenging and rewarding modern compositions, I can easily recommend this disk." Report Abuse
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