Works by · Werke von
Joaquín Rodrigo
Manuel de Falla
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Int. Release 24 Mar. 2014
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Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra


Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Manuel de Falla Matheu (1876 - 1946)
Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Milos Karadaglic

Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra

Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Total Playing Time: 1:00:06

The Montenegrin's take on the most famous guitar concerto of all proves an instant success.

. . . this hugely talented guitarist here tackles some of the juiciest (and most problematic) pieces in the Spanish repertoire with fabulous results. Milos Karadaglic has a feather-light touch, honeyed tone and warm bass. Musical details are well thought through, and -- like a good pianist pedalling -- he knows when, and how long, to let notes and chords ring on for colourful effect. Separate lines are superbly distinct, for instance in the foot-stamping finale of "Aranjuez", one of the clearest, crispest on record. The Concerto's famous second movement . . . is excellently done with a fine climax . . . The balance artificially upstages the orchestra (as it has to), revealing lots of guitar detail often unheard . . . The solo pieces are super too, with lots of reverb, giving a sense of mystic space. The "Homenaje" is dark, dignified and brooding, and the "Dance of the Miller" dazzles, evoking all Falla's orchestral, guitar-imitating original . . . [The "Invocacion"] is one of the best on CD, making dramatic sense of this brilliant but episodic piece, silkily knitting together those disparate tremolando, arpeggio and harmonics passages. Add a stately "Fantasia" full of nostalgic grandeur, and this is a thoroughly recommendable, beautyful disc.

The Montenegrin's classy take on this much loved Concerto remains a firm favourite.

Milos Karadaglic geht seinen Weg, und es ist so weit: Unweigerlich muss eine Gitarristenkarriere zu dem großen spanischen Komponisten Joaquin Rodrigo führen, der das Repertoire um betörend schöne Werke bereichert hat, allen voran das berühmte "Concierto de Aranjuez" und die "Fantasía para un gentilhombre" -- Schlüsselwerke der konzertanten Gitarrenliteratur . . . Und Karadaglic ist der hochsensibel schattierende Interpret dieser so klangsinnlichen Musik, er spiel emotional kontrolliert, kultiviert und nie exaltiert. Und er hat das Glück, in Yannick Nezet-Seguin einen Dirigenten neben sich zu haben, der das London Philharmonic Orchestra zu hellwachem Mitgestalten animiert. Es ist auch ein Verdienst der Aufnahmetechnik, das der Orchesterpart sehr feingezeichnet und transparent abgebildet wurde . . .