Torroba - Guitar Concertos Vol.2 | Naxos 8573503

Torroba - Guitar Concertos Vol.2

£7.65

Usually available for despatch within 2-3 working days

Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573503

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Pepe Romero (guitar)
Vicente Coves (guitar)
Extremadura Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Manuel Coves

Works

Torroba, Federico Moreno

Concierto de Castilla
Homenaje a la seguidilla
Tornade concertante

Artists

Pepe Romero (guitar)
Vicente Coves (guitar)
Extremadura Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Manuel Coves

About

Federico Moreno Torroba composed about one hundred works for the guitar, thereby reinforcing his status as one of Spain’s great twentieth-century composers. Homenaje a la seguidilla pays lively tribute to that characteristically Spanish song and dance, while the Tonada concertante is in turns playful and introspective. Concierto de Castilla features a free-spirited lyricism evocative of the folklore of Castile, a vast expanse in the middle of Spain with which the composer strongly identified. ‘You would expect Pepe Romero to excel at the Concierto en Flamenco… The piece is gorgeous, the performance vibrant and passionate… The soloist in Diálogos is Romero’s gifted pupil, Vicente Coves, who plays as well as his mentor, and whose brother leads the orchestra vividly and sympathetically.’ (ClassicsToday.com on Volume 1, 8573255)

Guitar soloist Pepe Romero is one of the world’s finest guitarists and knew Torroba personally. He gave the world première of Torroba’s Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta (heard on Volume 1).

The Tonada concertante in this disc was given its première by Pepe Romero in 1982 though the piece is dedicated to his father, Celedonio.

Of volume 1 Fanfare wrote: “Beautiful melody is to be found here, gentleness, and the softness of the Spanish night. Buy this!” whilst another review in the same journal said: “Even if you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to guitar music, you will want this disc and, I suspect, the whole series.”

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here