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Milos Karadaglic: Falla Danza del Molinero

Magazine article Gramophone

Milos Karadaglic: Falla Danza del Molinero

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Milos Karadaglic [EC][GP]

Falla Danza del Molinero. Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (a). Fantasia para un gentilhombre (a). Invocacion y danza MiloS Karadaglic gtr (a) London Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nezet-Seguin

DG [F] 481 0652DH (73' * DDD)

The Montenegro-born classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic is in many ways the ideal interpreter of Rodrigo's brand of Spanish musical nationalism. That's because, as evinced by his previous two releases for Deutsche Grammophon and live concert performances, his playing is the epitome of passion tempered by elegance. And what is Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez if not flamenco passion tempered by classical elegance?

For this, his first orchestral recording, Karadaglic has understandably chosen to tackle what is not only one of the most popular concertos ever written for any instrument but a veritable rite of passage for classical guitarists. In a very traditional coupling, he has also included Rodrigo's almost-as-popular Fantasia para un gentilhombre; the remainder of the programme is filled out with some of the masterworks of the solo guitar repertoire, one of which--Sor's Grand Solo, appears on my review download to be an extra, along with Takemitsu's charming arrangement of Lennon and McCartney's 'Michelle'. …

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