Pop Culture Wiki Explore. Wiki Content. Recent blog posts Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD). Explore Wikis Community Central. Register Don't have an account? Concerto De Aranjuez. Edit source History Talk 0. Palace of Aranjuez When Rodrigo inthe piece began writing, he was still in Paris. Three parts [ ] The Concierto consists of three parts: Allegro con spirito, Adagio and Allegro gentile. In an interview Bill McLaughlin with Pepe Romero Romero tells what Rodrigo him on this second part, the Adagio, reported: Rodrigo spoke not like about it, and he did not really tell what was the true background.
Aranjuez was composed at the height of Rodrigo's life. The couple had just lost their first baby. The whole second part is about his way of talking to God. And then you have cadence that endures and is taken over by the orchestra. This rhythm never stops and imagines life, and Rodrigo's connection and awareness of life.
The melody, initially with the English horn, then guitar, then adopted by all the individual instruments incorporating a culmination of a huge tutti all instruments together and imagines all sorts of feelings that runs Rodrigo: the love for their child, the love his wife, his plea to God to let life then at least Its name His wife Victoria Kamhi had during and after childbirth also in danger wrong.
Cancel Save. This is the flamenco world of the saetathe Andalusian cante hondo sung during the processions of Holy Week and Corpus Christi. The first is introspective, the guitar taking up the main theme again but in the lower register and setting it against its own chordal accompaniment; the second sees an increasingly frenzied recitative that erupts into an orchestral tutti before a gentle coda. If anywhere, this movement is where many players, faced with sailing between the Scylla of stubborn refinement and the Charybdis of sickly sentimentality, lose their nerve and are unable to pass through into the safe waters of purposeful propriety.
Not so for any of our six. Bream again proves himself a master colourist, his changes in tone lending weight to subtle variations of rhythm in the florid ornamentation of the thematic material. His first cadenza is quite free, while he builds the tension nicely in the second through quite precise changes in Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD), tempo and dynamics.
Fujioka makes sure the orchestral tutti packs a real punch. Romero here is a model of emotional poise. Dyens is surprisingly languid and sensual; his tone now softened, he allows more room for variation of touch. This is especially apparent in the first cadenza, while the second cadenza is appropriately improvisatory.
His is a more subtle intelligence; never one to wear his heart on his sleeve, he uses his sublime technique to speak plainly and openly. The theme of this rondo apparently came to Rodrigo soon after that of the Adagio. Bream is suitably jaunty and captures the humour in the writing to perfection, while Gardiner manages to inject a real cheekiness into the orchestral playing.
Both Romero and the ASMF are very sprightly indeed, the rhythmic character of the movement precisely captured. Dyens emphasises the fanfare quality of the opening with a staccato, sul ponticello approach. The following episodes and the return of the theme are deliberate and sharply etched, though always extremely musical. In many ways, Dyens is an orchestra unto himself — his tonal palette seems inexhaustible.
His scale passages, however, do tend to stutter a little in the search for definition, his strumming can be almost aggressive at times and the wit and lightness in the writing tend to elude him. Rodrigo, nearly blind since age three, was a pianist. A work premiered in Spain in this highly charged environment had to celebrate, or pretend to celebrate, or permit the interpretation that it was celebrating, the current political situation.
The celebration of a palace and gardens of a sixteenth-century Habsburg king offered no ideological threat to the Francoist State, and was in harmony with its emerging policy of celebrating Spanish history, conservatively interpreted. Composed in earlyin Paris, amid the tensions of the impending warit was the first work Rodrigo wrote for classical guitar and orchestra. The Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD) is unusual: rarely does the classical guitar face the forces of a full orchestra.
Thus, the classical guitar is never overwhelmed. This concerto is in three movements, Allegro con spiritoAdagio and Allegro gentile. The first and last movements Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD) in D majorwhile the famous middle movement is in B minor. The theme is made of tonicsupertonicand dominant chords and features a flamenco -like hemiola rhythm. As it repeats several times, the tonic chord's uppermost note gets higher, starting with the thirdthen using the fifth, the tonic, and the fifth again.
The second Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD) in B minorthe best-known of the three, is marked by its slow pace and Concierto De Aranjuez · Allegro Con Spirito - Various - Highlights (CD) melody, introduced by the cor anglaiswith a soft accompaniment by the classical guitar and strings. A feeling of quiet regret permeates the piece. Ornamentation is added gradually to the melody in the beginning. An off-tonic trill in the classical guitar creates the first seeds of tension in the piece; they grow and take hold, but relax back to the melody periodically.
Eventually, a climactic build-up starts. This breaks back into the main melody, molto appassionato, voiced by the strings with accompaniment from the woodwinds. The piece finally resolves to a calm arpeggio from the classical guitar, though it is the strings in the background rather than the guitar's final note that resolve the piece.
As the movement progresses, the metre becomes more irregular. It begins with the classical guitar starting the theme in the "wrong" key of B majorbut the orchestra restates it in the home key of D major.
William Yeoman provides a discographical survey of recordings of the concerto in Gramophone magazine. A Musical Journey Through Spain.
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