This is one of my favorite classical CD featuring the guitar. Pepe Romero, by then declared a Spanish National Treasure performed, with the backing of Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

Many would have probably heard the popular first two verses on Concierto De Aranjuez. And it is hauntingly beautiful in sound. The bitsream(predecessor of DSD) recording has a warm, golden hued tonality, with deep sound staging effect. The music can range from extremely quite guitar solo, before swelling full on with the orchestra joining in and back to guitar solo interplay.

Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre is the second guitar concerto piece composed by Rodrigo. Though less well known than the earlier work, is just as interesting.

This Philips 1994 release is one of those very first classical CDs I have bought.

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GCK said...

Panzer, I have the LP version of Rodrigo, Concerto de Aranjuez & Concerto Andaluz, Los Romeros conducted by Neville Marriner and accompanied by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Philips Label). I believe this is one of the best recording of Rodrigo. Drop by an I can spin for you.

Panzer said...


We seem to have much in common when it comes to music, except for "The Greatest Basso" fellow.


GCK said...

Panzer, ha ha ha :-). Did not play GB for quite some time. Wonder how it sounds like now.