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RODRIGO: Joaquin Rodrigo - A Portrait (WADE)

8.558204–05 RODRIGO: Joaquin Rodrigo - A Portrait

  • The celebrated Adagio from the Concierto de Aranjuez
  • 22 tracks of the music of Joaquín Rodrigo spanning his entire career
  • Detailed biographical essay by Graham Wade, richly illustrated with photographs

Includes music from various concertos including Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasía para un gentilhombre, as well as orchestral and choral works, guitar solos, and piano pieces, presenting a vivid selection of Rodrigo’s compositions from 1923 until 1982.

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999) was a prolific composer whose remarkable guitar concerto, the famous Concierto de Aranjuez, brought Spanish music to the attention of a wide international public. Yet Rodrigo deserves appreciation for many masterpieces among his output of nearly 200 compositions. These CDs encompass a representative selection of his music, illustrating the immense variety and quality of the orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces written over the course of a long artistic career. Combined with an essay by Graham Wade, author of the first Rodrigo biography in the English language, this provides an excellent portrait of one of the greatest twentieth-century Spanish composers.



Disc 1

Rodrigo, Joaquín

  Canconeta
1.   Canconeta 00:03:35
  Juglares
2.   Juglares 00:05:14
  5 piezas infantiles (5 Children's Pieces)
3.   No. 1. Son chicos que pasan (Children pass by) 00:01:36
4.   No. 2. Despues de un cuento (After a story) 00:03:31
5.   No. 3. Mazurka 00:02:00
6.   No. 4. Plegaria (Prayer) 00:02:32
7.   No. 5. Griteria final (Shouting) 00:02:32
  Cancion y danza (Song and Dance)
8.   Cancion y danza (Song and Dance) 00:07:12
  Zarabanda lejana y villancico: Zarabanda lejana
9.   Zarabanda lejana y villancico: Zarabanda lejana 00:03:58
  Preludio al gallo mananero (Prelude of the Dawn Cockerel)
10.   Preludio al gallo mananero (Prelude of the Dawn Cockerel) 00:04:12
  Serenata espanola (Spanish Serenade)
11.   Serenata espanola (Spanish Serenade) 00:05:00

Rodrigo, Joaquín
St. John of the Cross, lyricist(s)

  Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride)
12.   Cantico de la esposa (Song of the Bride) 00:03:37

Rodrigo, Joaquín

  Per la flor del lliri blau (For the Flower of the Blue Lily)
13.   Per la flor del lliri blau (For the Flower of the Blue Lily) 00:19:01
  Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
14.   Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio 00:11:08


Disc 2

Rodrigo, Joaquín

  Concierto de estio (Summer Concerto): I. Preludio: Allegro molto leggiero
1.   Concierto de estio (Summer Concerto): I. Preludio: Allegro molto leggiero 00:07:12
  Concerto in modo galante: III. Rondo: Giocoso
2.   Concerto in modo galante: III. Rondo: Giocoso 00:05:48
  3 piezas espanolas: No. 1. Fandango
3.   3 piezas espanolas: No. 1. Fandango 00:03:47
  Fantasia para un gentilhombre: IV. Canario
4.   Fantasia para un gentilhombre: IV. Canario 00:04:56
  Invocacion y danza (Homenaje a Manuel de Falla)
5.   Invocacion y danza (Homenaje a Manuel de Falla) 00:08:22
  Adagio para instrumentos de viento (Adagio for Wind Instruments)
6.   Adagio para instrumentos de viento (Adagio for Wind Instruments) 00:10:02
  A la busca del mas alla (In Search of What Lies Beyond)
7.   A la busca del mas alla (In Search of What Lies Beyond) 00:15:54

Rodrigo, Joaquín
Saint Francis of Assisi, lyricist(s)

  Cantico de San Francisco de Asis (Canticle of Saint Francis of Assisi)
8.   Cantico de San Francisco de Asis (Canticle of Saint Francis of Assisi) 00:18:31

Total Playing Time: 02:29:40






Composer(s):
Rodrigo, Joaquín

Lyricist(s):
Saint Francis of Assisi; St. John of the Cross

Conductor(s):
Bragado-Darman, Max; Encinar, Jose Ramon; Valdes, Maximiano

Orchestra(s):
Asturias Symphony Orchestra; Castile and Leon Symphony Orchestra; Madrid Community Orchestra

Choir(s):
Madrid Community Chorus

Artist(s):
Gallen, Ricardo; G'froerer, Joanna; Goni, Antigoni; Lojendio, Raquel; McFadden, Jeffrey; Ovrutsky, Mikhail; Pizarro, Artur; Polo, Asier

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558204-05

Barcode: 0636943820421

Physical Release: 03/2008

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