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Romy the Cat


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Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”
There is something that lives in those Spanish composers. That Mediterranean air did something to them that made each their note to say something very distinct from the typical Germano-Slav’s expressiveness. Probably the most famous Spanish Guitar composition is the Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”, and I am not exception: I love this work and I am playing Rodrigo today quite a lot. The best Rodrigo unquestionably was played by Narciso Yepes (whatever he played should be snatched anyway). Yepes made a number of recordings of the “Concierto de Aranjuez”. Two of them are probably the best:

Garcia Navarro with Philharmonia Orchestra ( DG 2531 208 )

Ataulfo Argenta with The National Orchestra of Spain. ( London STS 15199 ) This last one is the very ultimate performances known to me.

As the special treat here is the Argenta/Yepes super-release of the “Concierto de Aranjuez”. This is a London Tokyo BIEM Release SLA 1016. It has very different surface noise (very in-tune with the orchestra tone!!!), the dynamic range as large that it is not funny; the string group do not loose themselves into the ambianc blend in the end of the first movement (as it happens on any records I own) and it has a grooves so tool that you may hide the “Titanic” between them. If you can dig it out then do so…

The Meow.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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About those Spaniards…

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Joaquin Rodrigo ones said that while a Spanish composer composes music s/he is dreaming about a phantasmagorical instrument with a guitar for a soul, a piano for a tail and a harp for wings… BTW, do you know that Rodrigo arranged his “Concierto de Aranjuez” also for harp?

The Cat



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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