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The Art of Pepe Romero (2 CDs)
 
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The Art of Pepe Romero (2 CDs)

14 Feb. 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Jan. 2005
  • Release Date: 24 Jan. 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:38:35
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  • ASIN: B001RN2R00
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,822 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The Music Evokes Feelings of Joy and Comfort 2 Jan. 2007
By Alouette1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Listening to this album gives me the feeling of being three years old and starting to fall asleep after dinner and my father picking me up and carrying me to bed. I cannot describe how his music envelopes me-- I do not know why but every time I hear it I start to tear up. On this CD he is backed by an orchestra and hearing him play and them back him so perfectly is a delight to the ears. I play this CD for everything-- but I like it when I am lying down after a workout with candles lit and I can just close my eyes and melt into the music. I am not a music person-- I know very little and only know what I like but cannot explain it, but this CD is very, very wonderful. If you like guitar music of the classic genre, you will love this CD.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Bravissimo! 27 April 2012
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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. He has appeared with most of the major orchestras of this country and Europe as a soloist. 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 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, 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.

But enough of history. This 2 CD album is more than a tribute to music for guitar - it is a tribute to the world's favorite guitarist. At present he is in California performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Christoph König (a major new podium master) guest conducting and that performance of the first work on this recording was met with utter adoration from his encore demanding audience. He maintains all the agility of fingering and sensitivity of dynamics in this playing today just as he displays here.

The works included here are 3 concertos - Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto De Aranjuez For Guitar & Orchestra, and Concierto para una fiesta for guitar & orchestra, Celedonio Romero's Concerto for guitar & orchestra ("Concierto de Malaga") with Neville Marriner conducting - and a rich assortment of guitar solos that span the period of the lute to the contemporary by Antonio Vivaldi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albéniz Julian Arcas, Joaquin Rodrigo, Mauro Giuliani, Francisco Tárrega, and an anonymous piece form the Renaissance era. There is something for everyone and this recording is the best of Pepe Romero! Grady Harp, April 12
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
La familia real de la guitarra Espanola 26 Nov. 2005
By paulusrex - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Este disco es una recoleccion de

obras anteriormente grabadas por

el gran Pepe Romero. Obras ya

conocidas, interpretadas de manera

clara, por uno de los grandes maestros

de la guitarra. Pepe aqui interpreta tres

obras de Rodrigo el clasico

"Concierto de Aranjuez", "Tres pequenas Piezas"

y el "Concierto para una Fiesta". Tambien

nos presenta obras de Tarrega, y el

que yo concidero "el plato fuerte"

de esta grabaccion, el "Concierto de Malaga"

de Celedonio Romero, padre de Pepe Romero.

Habia escuchado antes ya el Concierto de Malaga

una vez en la radio, y por largo tiempo buscaba

una grabaccion, es una gran alegria para mi

que esa obra este en este disco que tambien

incluye obras de Vivaldi y Giuliani que

todos los que amamos la guitarra ya conocemos.

Sin duda alguna un disco de 5 estrellas...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Few guitar solos here 31 Aug. 2013
By Neil Laslett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you're looking for Pepe Romero's amazing signature solo guitar style, move on. This disk is a fine collection of orchestral works and concertos that happen to feature (some) guitar. But unlike what the cover art would suggest, these are not the master alone with his guitar.

A few of the works are pure guitar - notably the Villa-Lobos suite and a number of the one-offs (Tarrega, Yepes, Arcas). But even here, much of the playing seems to lack Romero's signature flair and style. And just when you're getting settled into a nice Spanish guitar mood, be prepared for the symphony to kick in on the next track.

The guitar work in the symphonic pieces is good but nothing really stood out for me. I guess that's to be expected when you're just one player in a larger orchestra. The Vivaldi concerto is good but unexceptional, with the usually 4 minute Largo running over 6 minutes. No kids, this isn't the extended remix. It's just played. Really. Slowly. This is my third recording of this piece, and not my favorite. (Hint: Check out the Bach Symphonia version!)

This collection does not sound like "The Art of Pepe Romero" so much as "Works With Pepe Romero Playing Guitar That The Decca Label Already Had The Rights To and Thought They Could Repackage".

Look, it's not bad music. Not at all. But I once saw the master perform live on stage, and it blew me away. This collection does not.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Guitar Playing 5 Aug. 2011
By J. Pascua - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Romero is a very good guitarist. Certain pieces he plays better than others and sometimes not, but he always has a unique style that I really like. I think the sound of this recording is very good and has many of the "greatest hits" of classical guitar. It is a steal for the price I paid.
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