WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez / Marco Socias, Josep Pons


Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501764   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Marco Socias Casquero
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performance: 4 out of 5 / Sound: 5 out of 5
Going by their names, I estimate there’s just one Spaniard in the first violin section of the City of Granada Orchestra. It suggests that the orchestra is not as well integrated with the city as it could be, but it makes a good, bright sound, and under the direction of Josep Pons (a Catalan) sounds acceptably idiomatic in music by Rodrigo (a Valenciano). Soloist Marco Socías is a Spaniard all right, albeit resident in Berlin, and excels in his country’s national guitar concerto.

-- BBC Music Magazine
Performance: 4 out of 5 / Sound: 5 out of 5
Going by their names, I estimate there’s just one Spaniard in the first violin section of the City of Granada Orchestra. It suggests that the orchestra is not as well integrated with the city as it could be, but it makes a good, bright sound, and under the direction of Josep Pons (a Catalan) sounds acceptably idiomatic in music by Rodrigo (a Valenciano). Soloist Marco Socías is a Spaniard all right, albeit resident in Berlin, and excels in his country’s national guitar concerto.

-- BBC Music Magazine
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Marco Socias Casquero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
2. Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Marco Socias Casquero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
3. Música para un jardín by Joaquin Rodrigo
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Spain 
4. Viejos aires de danza (3) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Conductor:  Josep Pons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Granada City Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Spain 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 ? September 28, 2012 By harry r. (aurora, IL) See All My Reviews "I never received my order." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook