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Pasion / Milos Karadaglic


Release Date: 07/17/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001700002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaCarlos GardelOsvaldo FarresJorge Morel,   ... 
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic
Conductor:  Christoph Israel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Filmphilharmonie Studio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic Returns with Pasión, his sophomore recording for Deutsche Grammophon. Pasión features popular Latin selections familiar to many but brought to fresh life with new arrangements for solo guitar and string orchestra.

Highlights among these include Gardel’s Por una cabeza (an Argentine classic heard in the hit film Scent of a Woman) and Piazzolla’s nuevo tango masterpieces Libertango and Oblivion, plus the folk standard Quizás, quizás, quizás. The collection’s solo gems include Villa-Lobos’ Prelude No. 1 (a signature selection in most Miloš live concerts) and beautiful tremolo pieces by the Paraguayan “Chopin of the Guitar” Augustín
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Just as Latin American composers from Villa-Lobos to Ponce aimed to bring the music of the street into the concert hall, Pasión unites popular and cultivated traditions all the way from Brazil to Mexico.

R E V I E W:

‘Let’s just hope his next release gives us something to really sink our teeth into’, I wrote after Miloš Karadagli?’s debut disc for DG (6/11). And the only thing you’ll be sinking your teeth into is the stem of a rose as you tango your way across the living room to the familiar strains of Piazzolla’s Libertango, Gardel and Le Pera’s Por una cabeza, Rodríguez’s La cumparsita and Farrés’s Quizás, quizás, quizás in lush arrangements for guitar and strings, the latter supplied by the excellent orchestra.

Even most of the works for solo guitar have been recorded umpteen times before – though not necessarily better; Karadagli? is a guitarist of superior musical and technical gifts who allows his personality to sing through the music with taste and intelligence. That being said, the target audience for ‘Latino’ isn’t guitar nerds – not that there isn’t much to enjoy here for the most discerning aficionados, such as a fresh, sensitive account of Barrios’s Una limosna por el amor de Dios and a very sexy ‘Mazurka-Chôro’ from the Suite populaire brésilienne by Villa-Lobos. No, it’s more those music lovers who inhabit the periphery of the classical guitar repertoire and maybe own a recording of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and a couple of John Williams recital LPs from the 1970s.

But [Pasion] is just so good that it deserves the widest possible audience. And, if the truth were to be known, I loved every minute of it.

-- William Yeoman, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Conductor:  Christoph Israel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Filmphilharmonie Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
2.
Por una cabeza by Carlos Gardel
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Conductor:  Christoph Israel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Filmphilharmonie Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Argentina 
3.
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas by Osvaldo Farres
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Conductor:  Christoph Israel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Filmphilharmonie Studio Orchestra
4.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Conductor:  Christoph Israel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Filmphilharmonie Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
5.
Danza Brasilera by Jorge Morel
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Preludes (5) for Guitar, W 419: no 1 in E minor, Andante espressivo by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Brazil 
7.
Tango en skai by Roland Dyens
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
8.
Piezas sudamericanas: Milonga by Jorge Cardoso
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Un sueño en la floresta by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Paraguay 
10.
Un Dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Cenas Brasileiras: Batucada by Isaias Savio
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
12.
Suite populaire brésilienne, W 20: no 1, Mazurka Chôro by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1912; Brazil 
13.
Scherzino mexicano by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Mexico 
14.
Sonata for Guitar no 3: 2nd movement, Cancion y postlude by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Paris, France 
15.
La cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Una limosna por el amor de Dios "El ultimo canto" by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Paraguay 

Sound Samples

Libertango (Version With Short Intro) - Arranged for Orchestra By Christoph Israel · Guitar Part Revised By Stephen Goss: Libertango
Danza Brasilera
Prelude No.1 In E Minor For Guitar
Tango en Skaï
Por una cabeza
24 Piezas sudamericanas: Milonga
Un Sueño en la Floresta
Un dia de noviembre
Quizás, quizás, quizás
Cenas Brasileiras: Batacuda
Suite populaire brésilienne: 1. Mazurka-Chôrô
Oblivion
Scherzino Mexicano
Sonata No.3: 2. Canción. Andante
La Cumparsita - Arr. Stephen Goss: La cumparsita
Una limosna por el amor de Dios

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  10 Customer Reviews )
 Wow! What exquisite phrasing. May 11, 2014 By Toby R. (Flower Mound, TX) See All My Reviews "I happened to hear the recording of the Villa-Lobos Mazurka-Choro on my local classical music station. I was just carried away by the beauty of the music and the playing. The phrasing was so sensitive and by the time the recording was finished I knew that I had to track down this guitarist and purchase his recordings. I had never heard of Milos Karadaglic but now will be a fan for life." Report Abuse
 Debut recording was a hard act to follow May 7, 2014 By Tom D. (Long Beach, CA) See All My Reviews "I enjoy Milos' 1st CD, Mediterraneo, immensely and play it over and over again. Therefore I had high expectations for his second release, Pasion. His playing is of course lovely, but the repertoire is simply not as engaging to me as the selections on his initial recording." Report Abuse
 Viva Milos! April 13, 2013 By L. O'Connor (Ridgefield, WA) See All My Reviews "Heard a piece from this recording on my classical music station and ordered it immediately! I am definitely NOT disappointed with this purchase. Love it!" Report Abuse
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