Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez


Charles Ramirez is a guitarist of rare skill. A preeminent performer in the generation of guitarists that followed Segovia, he has held the post of Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music since the age of 25, raising the profile of the instrument through his concerts and education activities since mid-1970s.

This disc is the first in a new series of recordings featuring Charles Ramirez and sees him perform works by Joaquín Rodrigo with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – the Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un gentilhombre – under conductor and founding member of the orchestra Douglas Boyd. The programme is completed with Rodrigo’s enchanting solo-guitar piece Elogio de la guitara.

Guitar virtuoso Charles Ramirez is on supple, sensitive form on this collection of Rodrigo suites  The Independent

Concierto de Aranjuez sparkles in the hands of Charles Ramirez. Even more impressive is the more virtuosic Elogio de la guitarra, where Ramirez sustains some fiendish fingerwork – The Daily Telegraph

Ramirez is technically masterful, his tone rich, his musical ideas intelligent – Classic FM Magazine

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Charles Ramirez

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

RELEASE DATE: 28/01/2011
BARCODE: 635212024423

Concierto de Aranjuez

1. I. Allegro con spirito

2. II. Adagio

3. III. Allegro gentile

Fantasía para un gentilhombre

4. I. Villano y Ricercare

5. II. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballería de Napoles

6. III. Danza de las hachas

7. IV. Canario

Elogio de la guitarra

8. I. Allegro

9. II. Andantino

10. III. Allegro

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