funny that 7 years after I watched school of rock for the 1st time, i kept wondering what soung was the one the children play in the music room, then i found out it was concierto de aranjuez after watching the figure ice skating on TV two weeks ago '-'
Rodrigo had a fantastic flair for the dramatic. This is my favorite piece of music written for the guitar that I have heard so far. Of the performances that I have heard, the one by Segovia was probably the best. John Williams performance in his concert at Alhambra was also excellent.
one of my all time favourite pieces of music. it conjures up a magical, peaceful and beautiful landscape full of sun and life and offering great opportunity to create wonderful work whether that be food, dance, writing, music, art or architecture all healing and beneficial to humanity and earth
He oido que el adagio del Concierto de Aranjuez trata del perdido de un hijo... no sé de seguro, pero puedo creerlo todas las veces que oigo el movimiento final de la obra. Simplemente increible, un lamento de proporciones tan grandes.
interesting that rodrigo is identified with 'classical guitar'. this seems because of his most famous work, the concierto de aranjuez (an orchestral piece that makes me cry). yes, he revitalized the spanish guitar in western art music, despite the fact that he didn't play the spanish guitar at all. nevertheless, the guitar is in his concertos, not in the man. the man was a great spanish composer of neo-classicism, incorporating elements of spanish folklore (hence, the guitar) in his work (he composed for flute and cello as well). and this characterizes his music, what do you think ?