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A Superb Version of the Aranjuez
on 6 December 2010
This recording still remains a personal favourite of mine and despite more recent versions being technically superior, and even re-issues such as the John Williams version with Daniel Barenboim and the ECO (An analogue recording from the 1970's) appearing on SACD, remains so.
I can only echo the comments made by the other reviewer above and also urge you to buy this version, even if you already own the John Williams and/or the Julian Bream interpretation, as this performance gives greater insight into the Concierto De Aranjuez particularly than either of the other two performers I've mentioned here.
Listen with a good pair of headphones, or on a well set-up Hi-Fi and you will be rewarded with a truly enjoyable performance on many levels, that I find truly satisfying.
If ever there was a case of a recording that would be benefit from a new DSD master this is it.
When this CD was first issued, it was a definite 5 stars for vituosity, and although it's still the best performance of Rodrigo's Concierto De Aranjuez by a considerable distance, sound wise it isn't on a par with say a BIS or Dorian Recording, even of the same period.
For that reason only I've marked it down a star. But don't let that put you off!