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A Magnificent Celebration

Three Rodrigo
guitar concertos -
enjoyed by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Alfonso Moreno is a superb protagonist, technically impeccable ...'

Rodrigo: The Three Guitar Concertos. Alfonso Moreno. State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra / Enrique Bátiz. Regis Records

Many a great poet, from the legendary Homer onwards, has been blind, but only a handful of great composers. Rodrigo's life spanned the whole of the twentieth century, but training in Spain and Paris steered him clear of the Schoenbergian nightmare and its drearier implications. These three works are indeed a magnificent celebration of his native Spain, vital enough to dispel any blues caused by a tottering economy and a joyous justification for bidding farewell to the ill-fated euro and restoring a peseta that could be devalued ad infinitum...

Copyright © 10 February 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: RODRIGO - THE THREE GUITAR CONCERTOS

JOAQUIN RODRIGO

SPAIN

MEXICO

20TH CENTURY

GUITAR

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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