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Complete Orchestral Works [CD]

Joaquin Rodrigo Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Dec 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00007DWM5
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Concierto in modo galante: Allegretto graziosoAsier Polo10:31Album Only
Listen  2. Concierto in modo galante: AdagiettoAsier Polo 9:39Album Only
Listen  3. Concierto in modo galante: Rondo: GiocosoAsier Polo 5:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Concierto de estio: Preludio: Allegro molto leggieroMikhail Ovrutsky 7:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Concierto de estio: Siciliana: AndantinoMikhail Ovrutsky 9:22Album Only
Listen  6. Concierto de estio: Rondino: Allegro ma non troppoMikhail Ovrutsky 5:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Concierto como un divertimento: AllegrettoAsier Polo 6:12£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Concierto como un divertimento: Adagio nostalgicoAsier Polo12:39Album Only
Listen  9. Concierto como un divertimento: Allegro scherzandoAsier Polo 7:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Canconeta for Violin and String OrchestraMikhail Ovrutsky 3:39£0.89  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Concierto en modo galante & Concierto como un divertimento, pour violoncelle & orch. - Concierto de estío, pour violon & orch. - Cançoneta, pour violon & cordes / Asier Polo, violoncelle - Mikhail Ovrutsky, violon - Orch. Symphonique de Castille et Léon, dir. Max Bragado-Darman

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling Concertos- and not a Guitar in sight! 11 July 2006
By Mr. S. J. Bonsor VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
If anyone is under the illusion that Rodrigo composed only for the guitar, then here's an immediate corrective: a brace of cello concertos and a violin concerto, each as fine as their more famous sibling (In fact Rodrigo wasn't even a guitarist- but sssh, don't tell anyone!!).

The Concierto de estio, for Violin and orchestra is the oldest piece on this CD, having been written in 1943.It wears its debt to the past lightly- there are occasional hints at a Vivaldian model, but the Spanish flavour is all Rodrigo's own. Like the two cello concertos, Rodrigo's orchestral writing is crystalline and uncluttered. Mikhail Ovrutsky clearly relishes the filigree solo part.

The Concerto [sic]in Modo Galante inhabits the same sort of sound world as the better known Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre: 18th century gentility, formal dances and etiquette. The cello can sing clearly above the economical orchestration.

Thirty three years separate the earlier cello concerto from the Concierto como un divertimento, premiered by Julian Lloyd Webber in 1982, though the courtly spanish feel is just as strong, and once again pared down orchestration enhances rather than detracts from the virtuoso cello line. Listen out for the deceptively difficult cadenza- I would venture to suggest that Asier Polo makes a finer job of this concerto than the bland Mr Lloyd Webber.

Support from the Castille and Leon Symphony Orchestra,founded as recently as 1991,is supple and characterful under the direction of Max Bragado-Darman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my dad realy kied this 19 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this was a great presnt for a father like mine because he enjoys classical music and listen to it on the radiop as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS HAS THE ONLY RECORDING OF ONE OF HIS BEST CONCERTOS!! 27 Dec 2009
By G. Chandler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is simply incredible. This has the ONLY recording ever of "Concierto como un divertimento for Cello and Orchestra". (If you don't believe me, go do a search on the internet, and just try to find one anywhere!) And what makes it unbelievable, it's one of his best concertos! How could that have happened? And there's even more reasons to get this CD - it's the most generous of all of the nine Naxos volumes, at 77+ minutes - the performances are top notch - and the recording is as good as you would ever hope for. ALL at a budget price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Price Point For My Ear 7 Jun 2010
By A. Eason - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very good price, and I'm unable to tell whether it might be better at a higher price.
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