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Boccherini: The Guitar Quintets / Pepe Romero, ASMF


Release Date: 01/18/1994 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 438769   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These performances by Pepe Romero and members of the ASMF are wholly admirable, and Philips are especially good at balancing textures of this kin in the most natural way, the guitar able to be assertive when required without overbalancing the ensemble." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs, 2003/4 edition "These performances by Pepe Romero and members of the ASMF are wholly admirable, and Philips are especially good at balancing textures of this kin in the most natural way, the guitar able to be assertive when required without overbalancing the ensemble." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs, 2003/4 edition Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 1 in D minor, G 445 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
2.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 3 in B flat major, G 447 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
3.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 50 no 6/G 449 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
4.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 7 in E minor, G 451 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
5.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 2 in E major, G 446 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
6.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
7.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 50 no 5/G 450 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
8.
Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 9 in C major, G 453 "La ritirada di Madrid" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 

Sound Samples

Quintet No.1 for Guitar and Strings in D minor G.445: 1. Allegro moderato
Quintet No.1 for Guitar and Strings in D minor G.445: 2. Cantabile
Quintet No.1 for Guitar and Strings in D minor G.445: 3. Minuetto
Quintet No.1 for Guitar and Strings in D minor G.445: 4. Finale (Allegro assai
Quintet No.3 for Guitar and Strings in B flat, G.447: 1. Allegro moderato
Quintet No.3 for Guitar and Strings in B flat, G.447: 2. Tempo di minuetto
Quintet No.3 for Guitar and Strings in B flat, G.447: 3. Adagio
Quintet No.3 for Guitar and Strings in B flat, G.447: 4. Allegro
Quintet No.5 for Guitar and Strings in D: 1. Andantino pausato
Quintet No.5 for Guitar and Strings in D: 2. Minuetto (Allegro)
Quintet No.6 for Guitar and Strings in G, G.450: 4. Allegretto
Quintet No.5 for Guitar and Strings in D: 3. Allegro giusto
Quintet No.9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 -"La ritirata di Madrid": 1. Allegro maestoso assai
Quintet No.5 for Guitar and Strings in D: 4. Andantino pausato con variazioni - Allegro giusto
Quintet No.9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 -"La ritirata di Madrid": 2. Andantino
Quintet No.7 for Guitar and Strings in E minor, G.451: 1. Allegro moderato
Quintet No.9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 -"La ritirata di Madrid": 3. Allegretto
Quintet No.7 for Guitar and Strings in E minor, G.451: 2. Adagio
Quintet No.9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 -"La ritirata di Madrid": 4. La ritirata di Madrid
Quintet No.7 for Guitar and Strings in E minor, G.451: 3. Minuetto
Quintet No.7 for Guitar and Strings in E minor, G.451: 4. Allegretto
Quintet No.2 for Guitar and Strings in E, G.446: 1. Maestoso assai
Quintet No.2 for Guitar and Strings in E, G.446: 2. Adagio - Allegretto
Quintet No.2 for Guitar and Strings in E, G.446: 3. Polacca (Tempo di minuetto)
Quintet No.4 for Guitar and Strings in D G.448 - "Fandango": 1. Pastorale
Quintet No.4 for Guitar and Strings in D G.448 - "Fandango": 2. Allegro maestoso
Quintet No.4 for Guitar and Strings in D G.448 - "Fandango": 3. Grave assai - 4. Fandango
Quintet No.6 for Guitar and Strings in G, G.450: 1. Allegro con vivacità
Quintet No.6 for Guitar and Strings in G, G.450: 2. Andantino lento
Quintet No.6 for Guitar and Strings in G, G.450: 3. Tempo di minuetto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 TERRIFIC RECORDING!  October 21, 2015 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "I actually purchased this recording some time ago, but I never did get around to reviewing it. Now I am. This album, which contains all the guitar quartets with Pepe Romero, is an absolute joy; the balances are first-rate, as are the performances, and if I didn't have this lousy right knee I would get up and do the Fandango! I'm very happy to have it in my bursting-at-the-seams CD collection---thank you, muchas gracias, and a resounding OLE!!" Report Abuse
 Fandango is glorious September 8, 2014 By ilona g. (newport beach, CA) See All My Reviews "This is the best recording of the piece we have ever heard." Report Abuse
 Spirit of Spain Radiates! March 28, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "These recordings are as enchanting as any I've ever heard. Pepe Romero is a supreme master of his instrument. No collection of Spanish music should be without the incomparable combination of Pepe Romero and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble." Report Abuse
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