giovedì 14 marzo 2013

Review of Rodrigo The Three Guitar Concertos, Regis, 1994

Very, very beautiful indeed this cd produce by Regis that contains the three concerts for guitar by the great Joaquin Rodrigo. The players of these precious jewels set in a bright diadem bright, famous passages as the Concierto de Aranjuez, the Fantasia para un Gentilhombre and the Concierto para una Fiesta are the guitarist Alfonso Moreno and State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra directed by Enrique Batiz.
The cd is simply great and both the soloist and the orchestra are well direct and in complete harmony in the execution of these concerts with their Hispanic imprint. I think would be useless to stop on a concert as the Aranjuez, so famous and important not only in the classic repertoire having  influenced composers and interpreters of other musical genres like the genial Gil Evans and Miles Davis in the their immortal Sketches of Spain. And I think the same for the Fantasia para un Gentilhombre made immortal and devoted to the great Segovia, in his memorable recording for the Deutsche Grammophone.
I didn't know the Concierto para una Fiesta and it has been pure pleasure to listen to it.
The amazing thing is however the fact of the temporal distance among these three compositions: Aranjuez was composed in 1939, Fantasia in 1954 and Fiesta in 1983 ... yet I don’t feel a great distance and not this temporal jump. In a certain sense it is like as if Rodrigo had continued on the same temporal line, as if the time didn't care for him keeping on finishing up an only marvelous music or passage. Listen to you them in sequence without interruptions, they are almost 70 minutes of pure pleasure. It’s the warm and sunny Spain that speaks.

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