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Concerto De Aranjuez
Paco De Lucia, Rodrigo, Orchestra De Cadaques
Concerto De Aranjuez
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Latin Music
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All Artists: Paco De Lucia, Rodrigo, Orchestra De Cadaques
Title: Concerto De Aranjuez
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 5/18/1993
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Latin Music
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Latin Music, Flamenco, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451030123, 2605000022076, 738476279124

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Pure spirit of aranjuez
dimitri saltanov | moscow Russia | 10/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought I had loved Aranjuez before I heard this performance. Now I know it was merely a romance with its melodic content. This one performance truly opened to me the meaning of this music. And now all others appear bleak and weak; too refined, too assiduous to reveal what lies beneath the tablature. Just close your eyes and listen carefully how Paco plays solo passages in the glorious Adagio, especially the one before the last orchestral piece. At times his guitar will resemble arabian oud: dark and brooding, then it will suddenly turn to festive, untamed flamenco emotions; what a deep insight into the essence of Spanish music! You don't hear Rodrigo, Paco, Adagio, Guitar or Orchestra here - you're one on one with pure legacy of one of the richest and complex European cultures packed into music with lossless compression. THIS is the spirit of Aranjuez, finally."
Pure genius
J. Gianni | 11/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up listening to the version of Aranjuez played by John Williams as it was one of my father's favourite pieces of music and became one of my own. I thought Williams version was stunning but now having listened to Aranjuez played by Paco de Lucia, Paco brings something extra to the music, an Andalucian understanding, a flamenco spirit, and such incredible technique, lightening fast fingers that melt into a blur.

All in all, the spirit in which the music is played, in comparison makes Williams superb interpretation appear dull and robotic. This is surely how Rodrigo intended his concerto to be played.

Paco de Lucia is an absolute genius and is to my mind without equal as the world's best guitarist. If you've never heard of Paco de Lucia before, you could do a lot worse than begin your discovery with this album."
A master piece!
Wombat | Melbourne, Australia | 06/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD by reading review in this area and I'm glad I did to say the least!.
This is the 3rd version of Concerto de Aranjuez that I have - the other two are by John William and David Russel respectively. The J.W. is a bit better D.R. - but this version by Paco de Lucia is the best in my opinion. The rythm of his guitar blends in very well with the orchestra - the sound of his guitar is so gentle/smooth and yet it doesnt hide some subtle notes. My musical vocabulary is very hopeless so i cannot describe what i felt in musical terms - it doesn't really does the CD any justice sorry :)...if you're fan of Aranjuez - Grab this CD now!."