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Rodrigo - Concerto Madrigal

Katona Twins

Joaquin Rodrigo

SKU: 16698

Year of release: 2001

Concierto Madrigal For Two Guitars And Orchestra 30:15
1. Fanfare Joaquin Rodrigo 01:55
2. Madrigal Joaquin Rodrigo 02:38
3. Entrada Joaquin Rodrigo 01:43
4. Pastoricico Joaquin Rodrigo 01:39
5. Girardilla Joaquin Rodrigo 01:24
6. Pastoral Joaquin Rodrigo 03:13
7. Fandango Joaquin Rodrigo 02:03
8. Arietta Joaquin Rodrigo 05:50
9. Zapateado Joaquin Rodrigo 05:02
10. Caccia a la espanola Joaquin Rodrigo 04:45
11. Fandango Del Ventorillo Joaquin Rodrigo 01:25
Tonadilla For Two Guitars 11:15
12. allegro ma non troppo Joaquin Rodrigo 02:25
13. Minueto pomposo Joaquin Rodrigo 05:03
14. allegro vivace Joaquin Rodrigo 03:45
15. Serenata Española Joaquin Rodrigo 05:12
16. Mañana En Triana Joaquin Rodrigo 03:11
17. Sonada De Adios (Hommage a Paul Dukas) Joaquin Rodrigo 03:56
18. Gran Marcha De Los Subsecretarios Joaquin Rodrigo 05:00
19. Danza De La Amapola Joaquin Rodrigo 01:41
Total time: 61:59

About this album

Concierto de Aranjuez was performed in 1940 with such overwhelming success that Rodrigo was immediately hailed as the most acclaimed Spanish contemporary composer. Born in 1901 in Sagunto, Valencia, Joaquín Rodrigo lost his eyesight at the age of three as a result of diphtheria. He studied in Valencia initially and then was sent to Paris to enter the composition class of Paul Dukas. Rodrigo was deeply absorbed in the study of early Spanish art music, and the influences of Renaissance and Baroque composers can be felt in much of his music. With the encouragement of Dukas and Falla, he began to incorporate more of the distinctive features of Iberian folk music. The most identifiable feature of Rodrigo’s music is his particular treatment of non-harmonic dissonance. This typically takes the form of major and minor seconds in accompanying parts, supplying spicy counterpoint to the otherwise plainly diatonic melodies and harmonies. This CD consists of original repertoire for two guitars (Concierto Madrigal, Tonadilla) and works that were originally conceived for the piano. The strong Spanish character that is very distinctive in many of Rodrigo’s keyboard music is a result of guitar idioms being translated through the keyboard. By transcribing and thus re-translating such idioms back into guitar terms we have a curiously circular rebirth of the composer’s first intentions.(…)

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Reviews

De Gelderlander

(…) de musici leven zich voluit in details en intieme sfeertekeningen. (…)

Luister

(…) Vlijmscherp en opwindend spel als waren zij één gitarist met 12 snaren (…) (…) Ook in de bewerkingen van de pianowerken van de componist spelen de Katona’s alsof de componist die werken nooit anders bedoeld had dan voor twee gitaren.

Gramophone

(…) possessed of the technique most others can dream of. Their needle-sharp unanimity of thought and attack is such that listening ‘blind’ one might wonder how one player could possibly have so many digits. (…) (…) admirable arrangements of Rodrigo’s piano pieces (…) (…) they may well become world-beaters.

Stereoplay

(…) die Brüder spielen technisch überlegen und interpretieren krafttvoll und feinfühlig zigleich. (…)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateOctober 2000, January 2001
Recording LocationDe Doelen, Rotterdam, Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks