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Pepe Romero: Recuerdos de la Alhambra / Jeux Interdits / Asturias
Anonymous, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Malats
Pepe Romero: Recuerdos de la Alhambra / Jeux Interdits / Asturias
Genres: World Music, Classical
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Fantastic, brilliant, superb, a new meaning to classical mus
K. Dennis Richard Creagh | 09/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have met the Romero's Family in the later 1970's and have heard them play clasical music off stage and it sounds the same as the recording. Their music brings tears to my eyes. They play from the heart, and are not caught up in a competition spirit. They love music and play from the heart. that many guitarists have"
What a guitarist!
Marcelo Uzcategui | Quito-Ecuador | 11/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

The first time that I heard Los Romeros and in particular Pepe Romero many years ago, was the "Concierto de Aranjuez" and the "Fantasía para un Gentilhombre" of Joaquin Rodrigo, with Neville Mariner and the "Saint Martin in the fields" Orchestra, after listening those magisterial pieces for guitar, I said to my self "What a guitarist", pure notes and a brilliant interpretation (in my opinion better than Narciso Yepes, and even than John Williams ) and now in this recording and some others more of Pepe that I listened, I confirm my appreciation of this brilliant Spanish artist.

This recording presents the most representative Spanish composers of the nineteenth century with the exception of Celedonio Romero (1913-1996) father of Pepe. As a classical guitarist I can say that the interpretation of "Asturias" and the "Introduction and variation on a theme by Mozart" for example is really magisterial, in the same way the pieces of Fernando Sor.

Regarding to Francisco Tarrega and his "Capricho Arabe" I must say that the first bars of the piece are different in the articulation of the notes as they were written (with legato) and in the repetition of the same phrase, Pepe did it an octave down, which is the first time I hear, and is unusual that the last two notes of the same phrase, to be played in the same string (E) but in two different strings (E and B), which gives that phrase more Moorish soul, in any case is what the master felt it so, and is totally respectable.

His interpretation of "Recuerdos del Alhambra" is so beautiful and his tremolo evokes the interpretation of two instruments playing a the same time, one of them, an old mandolin with accompaniment of guitar giving us the sonority of a mature sensation.

If you are a lover of the Spanish classical guitar, clear sound, excelent interpretation in hands of a master, do not hesitate in buying this recording.
L. Blaser | Jerusalem Israel | 11/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My Uncle has a very luxurious car and stereo system to match. I visit him a couple of times a year and he always has the most wonderful music. A year ago I fell in love with this Pepe Romero CD and kept asking him to send me the name of it.He kept forgetting. So I took out his whole set of discs for his car and found the name..... I've never looked back - it's wonderful, soothing music that you don't forget easily and played by the best of spanish guitar."