Who knew? This music is delightful. The excellent sopranos Ana María Martínez and Nuria Rial share the spotlight over most of the songs and vocal pieces on these six discs, accompanied by orchestra (the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia under Antoní Ros Marbá, primarily), piano, organ, guitar, and various chamber combinations. If you’re not a fan of voice and piano alone, start with Disc 4, and the Triptic de Mossèn Cinto for soprano and orchestra, or try the Songs of Love and War on the same disc. You’ll be hooked. Happily the CD-ROM that comes with this set includes the sung texts (there are a lot of them) but unfortunately no translations. Since all of Rodrigo’s music is very vocal, very lyrical,Read more and very Spanish, you’d expect to find some of his best work here. You will.
Work(s)by Joaquin Rodrigo Performer:
Ana Maria Martinez (Soprano),
Albert Guinovart (Piano),
Fabiola Masino (Soprano),
José Antonio Lopez (Baritone),
Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Antoni Ros Marbà
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Exeter Philharmonic Choir,
Orfeon Terra a Nosa
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Mixed Bag but Complete CollectionJuly 24, 2015By E. Pederson (Fairfax, VA)See All My Reviews"My recent interest in Rodrigo's music led me to this purchase especially as I was for the most part unaware of his vocal music. He was a fine orchestral and instrumental composer, but I am less taken with his vocal pieces. The singers are adequate to good, and the recordings are good, but several of the pieces recorded did not hold my attention. Rodrigo did write some good choral music as well as a few solo vocal pieces of great merit, but overall his vocal compositions are not among his best. At the bargain price I am not disappointed, but it is not a collection I shall listen to very often."Report Abuse
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