[ Mercury Classics / Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 21 February 2014
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For his third album on Mercury Classics/Deutsche Grammophon, Miloš Karadaglic takes the Concierto de Aranjuez as the starting point for a journey across the Spanish landscape, paying tribute to the great music and musicians that placed the modern classical guitar firmly on the international stage.
The Concierto de Aranjuez was written for the Spanish guitarist Regino Sáinz de la Maza and very soon became not just the most famous Spanish guitar concerto but also the most famous guitar concerto of all time; its ravishing slow movement was taken up or arranged by musicians of all kinds, from Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jim Hall to Herb Alpert, from Frank Sinatra to José Carreras.
Aranjuez is a journey: not only a journey through many of Spain's most beautiful landscapes, but also a milestone on a musical journey undertaken by one of today's most talented and charismatic young musicians. And it is also a journey for the instrument itself, which after centuries of transformation emerged to find full recognition in the 20th century. "This recording is my personal homage to the music and musicians that changed the course of history of the classical guitar."
For Miloš it has been a long journey from Montenegro, where he was born and at eight started playing the guitar. Now a household name, he has become among his generation one of the most successful champions of his instrument. London, where he now lives, played a decisive role in his career, particularly during his years as a student at the Royal Academy of Music.
"The young guitarist comes across as an interpreter of delicacy and meticulousness." Financial Times, 14th February 2014
"Fans of Miloš Karadaglić will need no urging to obtain this third album. Others may do so with confidence, even if they have other versions of one or both of the main works." (MusicWeb)
Concierto de Aranjuez:
Allegro con spirito
Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
Danza del Molinero ("El Sombrero de Tres Picos")
Invocación y danza
Villano y Ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles
Danza de las hachas