Prime Music
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Play Rodrigo
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Play Rodrigo


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, May 14, 1996
"Please retry"
$39.75 $24.63

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 1. Allegro con spiritoVictor Alessandro 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. AdagioVictor Alessandro10:52Album Only
listen  3. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 3. Allegro gentileVictor Alessandro 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra - 1. Tiempo de BoleroVictor Alessandro 9:09Album Only
listen  5. Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra - 2. AdagioVictor Alessandro 9:04Album Only
listen  6. Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra - 3. AllegrettoVictor Alessandro 7:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" - Arr.for 4 Guitars Pepe Romero (1944-) - Concerto No.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello - AllegroVictor Alessandro 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" - Arr.for 4 Guitars Pepe Romero (1944-) - Concerto No.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello - Largo-LarghettoVictor Alessandro 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" - Arr.for 4 Guitars Pepe Romero (1944-) - Concerto No.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello - AllegroVictor Alessandro 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C, R.425 - Arr. for Guitar, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 1. AllegroVictor Alessandro 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C, R.425 - Arr. for Guitar, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 2. LargoVictor Alessandro 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C, R.425 - Arr. for Guitar, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 3. (Allegro)Victor Alessandro 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, R.532 - Arr. for 2 Guitars, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 1. AllegroVictor Alessandro 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, R.532 - Arr. for 2 Guitars, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 2. AndanteVictor Alessandro 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, R.532 - Arr. for 2 Guitars, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero (b.1944) - 3. AllegroVictor Alessandro 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon Artist Stores

All the music, full streaming songs, photos, videos, biographies, discussions, and more.
.

Product Details

  • Performer: Joaquin Rodrigo, Antonio Vivaldi, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro, Angel Romero, et al.
  • Audio CD (May 14, 1996)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000057N3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

The Romeros family--Celedonio, Celin, Pepe, and Angel--helped propel the status of the classical guitar repertoire during the '60s. The father and three sons had impeccable technique and an obvious love for the works of their Spanish homeland. On this disc, the Romeros clan perform memorable versions of two Rodrigo guitar concertos and three concertos from Vivaldi transcribed for guitar. These are gorgeous works, and the quartet--backed by the feathery touch of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Victor Alessandro--is in top form. Rodrigo's Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra was originally commissioned from the composer Celedonio Romero, and the ensemble provide a sensitive and lively reading of the folksy concerto. Vivaldi's works are an added bonus, especially the perennial Concerto in C for Mandolin and Orchestra, here adapted for the guitar artistry of Celedonio Romero. --Edward Garabedian

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James Yowell Yelvington VINE VOICE on June 19, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First I need to make clear that I'm reviewing the regular CD version of this disk. I haven't heard the SACD version, but feel that most of my remarks, except specifics about sound quality, will apply to it.

If you want to taste the guitar-playing delights offered up by the Romero family or if you want a fine historical record of this remarkable musical dynasty, then this is the CD for you! Jointly and severally, the Romeros do their stuff here: Celedonio (the pater familias), and his sons Ángel, Celín, and Pepe. To back them up the San Antonio Symphony, in one of its very earliest major-label recordings, does its damnedest under the baton of Victor Alessandro--with truly fine results.

To capture the event with the fullest possible fidelity available in 1967 the Mercury Records engineers employ the special setup of their "Living Presence" series: a three-channel, half-inch tape recorder fed by three individual Telefunken 201 microphones, augmented here by a fourth to reinforce the center channel. All the fuss clearly pays off in the marvelous sound quality of this recording.

To get the ball rolling Ángel delivers a truly excellent performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez." (Though Ángel subsequently focussed on conducting, it could not have been for lack of success in playing: his mastery of the guitar is manifest.)

Next the whole family join in on Rodrigo's "Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra," a joyous, tuneful exhibition of how great four guitars and orchestra can sound together. This is not heavy "symphonic" fare, but music to celebrate the joys of life and lovely sounds.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Fox on July 22, 2011
Format: Audio CD
As far as I am concerned, this is without doubt the finest performance of the Concerto de Aranjuez I have ever heard. Both Angel Romero and the orchestra play with incredible feeling. The tempos and dynamics are just perfect. The climax of the second movement gives me chills every time I hear it. I have to confess that this is also the first version of the piece I ever heard, back on LP when it was originally released. So that may color my judgement. But over the years I heard many other performances and always felt they lacked something, even though I had not heard the original LPs in many years. When I was finally able to obtain this on CD (after many years of looking), my reaction was the same - it is an inspiring performance.

I have never heard another version of the Concerto Andaluz so have nothing to compare it to, but I do love the piece and it is a great performance.

As to the Vivaldi concertos, they also sound great, though I have heard other performances of these pieces that are also excellent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this recording after I saw the Rodrigos in a concert here in San Antonio. They are just so wonderful, and I wanted to hear more of their music. I do love classical guitar, and they are the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Dan on November 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What can I say? The paragons of classical guitar. This is an older album, but hit has not lost its charm and beauty. The Romeros are a musical institution. I just hope that future generations of this talented family continue to produce great works such as this. I highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category