The guitar legend Pepe Romero is back with his first solo album for Deutsche Grammophon.
With Spanish Nights he presents a highly personal musical recreation of the Spain he knew in his youth: often dark, introspective and melancholy but also powerful and affirmative. The artist recalls: Dreams of freedom and peace were expressed through the arts. Among my familys close circle were great musicians, poets, painters and composers. When we moved to the US, we continued living in an idealized Spain.
Celebrated worldwide for his interpretations and technique, guitarist Pepe Romero is in constant demand for solo recitals and appearances with orchestra.
Pepe Romero astonishes with his ability to elicit from one stringed instrument an emotional and colouristic gamut that rivals a chamber orchestra.
He is that great rarity in the guitar world who commands both classical and flamenco styles.
Pepe Romeros virtuosity and investment of thought and feeling into every note he plays have inspired such distinguished composers as Rodrigo and Torroba both represented here to create works for him.
The album features a world premiere recording, Suite Madrilena No.1, written by Celedonion Romero, Pepes father and founder of Los Romeros. 2013 marks Celedonios centenary, who was born on 2 March.