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best classical music bits , Manuel Barrueco – Variations on a Theme of Mozart


Manuel Barrueco-Variations on a Theme of Mozart

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Eliot Fisk and Chiara Morandi play “Sonata concertata” for guitar and violin by Paganin


Eliot Fisk and Chiara Morandi play “Sonata concertata” for guitar and violin by Paganini

Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de Mozart – Andrés Segovia: unique music al moments


Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de MozartAndrés Segovia

Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Emmanuel Rossfelder): make music part of your life series


Francisco TarregaRecuerdos de la Alhambra (Emmanuel Rossfelder)

make music part of your life series: Joachin Rodrigo concert Andaluz for four guitar and


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Rodrigo concert Andaluz for four guitar and orchestra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Concierto Andaluz (Spanish: Andalusian concerto) is a 1967 work by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo for four guitars and orchestra. The piece has three movements, each having a blend of impressionistic Spanish guitar music with that of baroque influence. It was commissioned by Spanish guitarist Celedonio Romero and first performed by Los Romeros and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Alessandro in San Antonio, Texas, USA on 18 November, 1967.

Movements

  1. Tiempo de Bolero
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto

make music part of your life series: Serenata Española de Joaquim Malats Pepe Romero


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Serenata Española de Joaquim Malats Pepe Romero

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pepe Romero (born March 8, 1944 in Málaga, Spain) is a world-renowned classical and flamenco guitarist. He is particularly famous for his outstanding technique and colorful musical interpretations on the instrument.

Pepe Romero
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Pepe Romero in 2000
Background information
Born March 8, 1944 (age 70)
Málaga, Spain
Genres Classical music, flamenco
Occupations Guitarist, arranger
Instruments Guitar
Years active fl. ca. 1959 – present
Labels Philips Records
Associated acts The Romero Guitar Quartet
Website www.peperomero.com
Notable instruments
Torres 1856

Biography

As a soloist Pepe Romero has appeared in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and many countries around the world with the Toronto, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh, Boston, San Francisco and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York, Bogota and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, I Musici, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, the Hungarian State Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Spanish National Radio/Television Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, The New Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Springfiled Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the American Sinfonietta and the Bournemouth Symphony. He has been a special guest at the festivals of Salzburg, Israel, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhin, Osaka, Granada, Istanbul, Ravinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga and Hong Kong.

Since his first recording (at the age of 15) he has recorded over 50 solo albums and 30 albums as part of the famed guitar quartet The Romeros. He has played for Presidents Carter and Nixon, the Queen of the Netherlands, the Prince of Wales and Pope John Paul II. He has numerous international recording awards to his credit and has received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from University of Victoria.

His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, Michael Zearott, Enrique Diemecke, and Celedonio Romero.

Pepe Romero is the second son of Celedonio Romero, who was his only guitar teacher. His first professional appearance was in a shared concert with his father when Pepe was only seven years old. In 1957 Celedonio Romero left Franco‘s Spain for the United States with his family.

On February 11, 2000, King Juan Carlos I of Spain knighted Pepe Romero and his brothers, Celin and Ángel, into the Order of “Isabel la Catolica.” The official ceremony of this high honor took place at the USC Thornton School of Music, and included a gala performance by The Romeros with the Thornton Chamber Orchestra. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Classical Guitar at the Thornton School, where he was named “Distinguished Artist in Residence” in 2004.[1][2]

Although originally a classical guitarist, he is talented in Flamenco and a popular Flamenco performer. His most famous Flamenco-only album is called ¡Flamenco Fenómeno!

The Romero Guitar Quartet

The Romero Guitar Quartet

Make Music Part of Your Life Series – Enjoy: Spanish Guitar – Tárrega, Albéniz, Rodrigo


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Spanish Guitar: Tárrega, Albéniz, Rodrigo

The Strings of Time
resound brightly today,
as they’re trying to say,
listen to Me, Soul of Mine.

Part 1 (Guitar Solo)
(00:00) 01. Capricho Arabe (Serenata, Tárrega) [Wulfin Lieske, guitar]
(05:09) 02. Lágrima (Prelude, Tárrega)
(06:46) 03. Maria (Gavotte, Tárrega)
(08:18) 04. Mazurka in G (Tárrega)
(10:04) 05. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, I En el Mar (Barcarola, Albéniz) [Julian Byzantine, guitar]
(15:45) 06. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, II Asturias (Leyenda, Albéniz)
(22:50) 07. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, V Puerta de Tierra (Bolero, Albéniz)
(26:23) 08. Andaluza (Danza Española No. 5, Granados) [Eliot Fisk, guitar]
(30:59) 09. Cancon del Lladre (Llobet) [Wulfin Lieske, guitar]
(32:31) 10. Romance (Anon, arr. Yepes) [Pierre Laniau, guitar]

Part 2 (Guitar and Orchestra)
(35:03) 11. Concierto Madrigal, I Fanfarre (Allegro Marziale, Rodrigo) [Alfonso Moreno & Deborah Mariotti, guitars – London Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz]
(37:03) 12. Concierto Madrigal, II Pastoral (Allegretto, Rodrigo)
(40:44) 13. Concierto Andaluz, I Tiempo de Bolero (Allegro Vivace, Rodrigo) [Alfonso Moreno, Minerva Garibay, Cecilia Lopez & Jesus Ruiz, guitars – Mexican State Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz]
(49:21) 14. Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, IV Canario (Rodrigo) [Ernesto Bitetti, guitar – Philharmonia Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marba]

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Brilliant Compositions: Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas – Christopher Parkening



This is Ravel‘s “Empress of the Pagodas” played by Christopher Parkening from the great CD: “The Artistry of Christopher Parkening”. Many thanks to ‘Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society‘ for graciously allowing this amazing recording to be shared world wide!

From wikipedia:

 

Soirée donnée par Éva Gauthier pour l'annivers...

 

“Ravel originally wrote Ma mère l’oye as a piano duet for the Godebski children, Mimi and Jean, ages 6 and 7. Ravel dedicated this work for four hands to the children (just as he had dedicated an earlier work, Sonatine to their parents). Jeanne Leleu and Geneviève Durony premiered the work.”

“The Green Serpent (a green dragon, known as

 

Dragon Green

 

Serpentin Vert in French), is a French fairy tale written by Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy, popular in its day and representative of European folklore, that was published in her book New Tales, or Fairies in Fashion (Contes Nouveaux ou Les Fées à la Mode), in 1698. The serpent is representative of a European dragon. His description is: “he has green wings, a many-coloured body, ivory jaws, fiery eyes, and long, bristling hair.”

The Green Dragon is really a handsome king placed under a spell for seven years by Magotine a wicked fairy. In many ways the tale is based on the story of Eros and Psyche, to which the narration pays conscious homage when referring to the “discovery” of the Green Dragon.”

 

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