Emanating from Los Romeros (the guitar quartet of father and three sons), Angel, along with his brother Pepe, forged distinguished solo careers and both recorded this popular concerto, Angel contributing to another sonic gem from the golden era of Andre Previns reign at the LSO.
"...the new HMV record certainly deserves a most enthusiastic welcome and will disappoint no one... the colour of the orchestral backcloth is most appealing... The performance has great romantic warmth, the slow movement is particularly beautiful (the phrasing of the opening orchestral statement has a beguiling simplicity) and Angel Romero cannot but respond. He is an excellent player..." Ivan March, GRAMOPHONE, December 1977
Produced by the legendary Suvi Raj Grubb and engineered by Michael Gray at Abbey Roads No.1 Studio on 28-30 March 1977.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional advance playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
Superior Audiophile Pressing
Features original album artwork
Made in England
Angel Romero, guitar
The London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn, conductor
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Concierto di Aranjuez
1. First Movement: Allegro con spirito
2. Second Movement: Adagio
3. Third Movement: Allegro gentile
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
1. First Movement: Villano y ricecare (Adagietto Andante moderato)
2. Second Movement: Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Napoles (Adagio Allegro Adagio)
3. Third Movement: Danza de las Hachas (Allegro con brio)
4. Fourth Movement: Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)