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Narciso Yepes - Guitarra Espanola Vol 5

Release Date: 08/13/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 435846   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joaquin RodrigoMaurice Ohana
Performer:  Narciso YepesGodelieve Monden
Conductor:  Odon AlonsoLuis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[Ohana's] point of departure is late Falla—the terse, spare style of the Homenaje Debussy; and this concerto, written in the 1950s and dedicated to Narciso Yepes, has that quality of proud, almost harsh, reserve which is part of the Spanish character and which can be seen in much of its classic literature. The first movement, for example, which is based on the farrzica, has short, brusque phrases heralded and interspersed with fierce, crisp bursts of percussion; the finale, which claims the bulerfas as basis, is notable for the pungency of the orchestral writing; both movements have a haunting quality which is a measure of the concerto's success. Less immediately accessible is the slow movement, where the extensive use of microtones seems Read more less integral to the musical thought; but further hearings may change this impression.

...We may take it that Yepes's performance...is as authoritative as it sounds; his technical brilliance is well caught in an exceptionally clean recording which also does full justice to the lightly-scored orchestra.

-- Gramophone [3/1976, reviewing the Ohana]


...The Concierto madrigal is in fact a ten-movement suite of jewelled miniatures. Here the musicmaking springs vividly to life (and the sound too is much more lively in its projection). It is delightful music and is very well played here...

-- Gramophone [6/1980, reviewing Concierto madrigal]
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Works on This Recording

Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Conductor:  Odon Alonso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1969 
Venue:  Phonogram-Studio, Madrid 
Length: 21 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Designs (3) for Guitar and Orchestra by Maurice Ohana
Performer:  Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/1975 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 23 Secs. 
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 
Date of Recording: 04/1979 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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