España

Artist: Joaquin Rodrigo & Manuel De Falla
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060294540076
Cat No: M2CD007

£5.99

Composer: Rodrigo/De Falla

Artist: Narcisco Yepes and Andres Segovia

Conducted By: Ataulfo Argenta

 

Madrid, 1939 was marked by Joaquín’s first major composition, the Concierto De Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, whose runaway success was ironically to cast a shadow over much of his later work. No matter how hard he tried, Rodrigo never quite managed to recapture the divine spark of inspiration that illuminates the Concierto De Aranjuez. As one critic put it at the time: “It is impossible to find another Spanish work with such exciting picturesque qualities and formal perfection.” Most remarkable is the way Rodrigo manages to incorporate the rhythmic flourishes and delight in strumming figurations that are such a strong feature of Spanish guitar music, yet avoid the picture-postcard associations of his immediate predecessors. The concerto quickly established itself as his favourite form. Indeed, his only major works of the war years were the Concierto Heróico for piano and orchestra (1942), and the Concierto De Estío for violin (1943).

CD 1:

Rodrigo:
1. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (I) Allegro con spirito
2. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (II) Adagio
3. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (III) Allegro gentile

Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre
4. Fantasia para un gentilhombre (I) Vilano y Ricercare
5. Fantasia para un gentilhombre (II) Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Nápoles
6. Fantasia para un gentilhombre (III) Danza de las Hachas
7. Fantasia para un gentilhombre (IV) Canario

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
8. Guitar Concerto (I) Allgretto giusto
9. Guitar Concerto (II) Andantino, alla romanza
10.Guitar Concerto (III) Ritmico e Cavalleresco

11.Granados: Danza Espagnola Op.37, No.5
12.Chabrier: Espana – Rhapsody for Orchestra

CD 2:

De Falla:
1. Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights In The Gardens Of Spain) (I) En el Generalife
2. Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights In The Gardens Of Spain) (II) Danza lejana
3. En los jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba

De Falla: El Amor brujo:
4. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (I) Introduccion y escena: Allegro furioso ma non troppo vivo
5. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (II) En la cueva:La noche: Tranquilo e misterioso
6. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (III) Cancion del amor dolido: Allegro
7. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (IV) El aparecido: vivo ma non troppo
8. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (V) Danza de terror: Allegro ritmico
9. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (VI) El circulo magico: Romance Delpescador: Andante molto tranquillo
10. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (VII) A media noche: Los Sortilegios: Lento e lontano
11. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (VIII) Danza ritual del fuego: Allegro ma non troppo e pesante
12. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (IX) Escena:Poco moderato
13. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (X) Cancion del fuego fatua: Vivo
14. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (XI) Pantomima: Allegro
15. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto (XII) Danza del jeugo de amor: Allegretto mosso
16. E scenas gitanes de andalucia – Ballet en un acto(XIII) Final: Las campanas del Amanacer:Allegretto tranquillo

Turina:
17. Danzas Fantatásticas (I) Ecaltación
18. Danzas Fantatásticas (II) Ensueno
19. Danzas Fantatásticas (III) Orgia

Granados: Goyescas
20. Intermezzo
21. La maya y el Ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)