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Romance D'Amour
Alfonso X (el Sabio), Isaac Albeniz, Regino Sainz de la Maza
Romance D'Amour
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
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The Best Recording of Classical Spanish Guitar Music. Period
A music fan | 01/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording easily deserves 6 stars.

Yepes was a consummate technician and a knowledgeable interpreter of all musical idioms from the Middle Ages through to the height of the 20th Century avant-garde. His playing was characterized by intelligence, sensibility, clarity, power, majesty, poetry, and a devilish ability to separate and sustain contrapuntal lines like no other guitarist could.

This is one of his last recordings and one of his best. It opens with Yepes's majestic, evocative transcription of some of the "Cantigas de Santa Maria", music of surprising beauty and rhythmic complexity from the court of a 13th Century Spanish king. It continues with a selection of well-loved, mostly 19th and early 20th Century, Spanish music: works that will certainly appeal to a wider audience than the Baroque and Modern works for which Yepes was equally noted.

Buy this CD; you will not regret it."