Emanating from Los Romeros (the guitar quartet of father and three sons), Angel, along with his brother Pepe, forged distinguished solo careers and both recorded this popular concerto, Angel contributing to another sonic gem from the golden era of Andre Previn_s reign at the London Symphony Orchestra.
“…the new HMV record certainly deserves a most enthusiastic welcome and will disappoint no one… the colour of the orchestral backcloth is most appealing… The performance has great romantic warmth, the slow movement is particularly beautiful (the phrasing of the opening orchestral statement has a beguiling simplicity) and Angel Romero cannot but respond. He is an excellent player…” Ivan March, GRAMOPHONE, December 1977
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS80 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional playback head. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl to audiophile standards.
Produced by the legendary Suvi Raj Grubb and engineered by Michael Gray at Abbey Road_s No.1 Studio in March 1977.
Angel Romero, guitar
The London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn, conductor
Concierto di Aranjuez
First Movement: Allegro con spirito
Second Movement: Adagio
Third Movement: Allegro gentile
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
First Movement: Villano y ricecare (Adagietto _ Andante moderato)
Second Movement: Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Napoles (Adagio _ Allegro _ Adagio)
Third Movement: Danza de las Hachas (Allegro con brio)
Fourth Movement: Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)