Whether you want to see what we think of today's latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. The third movement is a rondo with the air of pastoral dance The flute playing of Patrick Gallois epitomizes several of the prime virtues of the French flute tradition; fine-spun liquidity of tone, delectable phrasing and exemplary breath control, and, when required, the ability to project and capture the attention of the listener, even across full blown orchestral tuttis. The second movement, Danza, captures the ear with rhythmic strumming effects, evoking guitars, a device Rodrigo emulated in several of his concertos.
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Around the same time, Rodrigo met Victoria Kamhi, a young Jewish pianist from Istanbul, the daughter of a businessman. It comprises three themes, the first, nostalgic with short melismas, the second, conceto and rapid in the register of flageolets, and the third, concerro more repose. The central B minor slow movement, however, carries all the elegiac intensity of the Concierto de Aranjuez 's celebrated Adagioeffectively juxtaposed with a lighter Scherzando episode and cadenza.
Despite various difficulties, financial and otherwise, they fell in love and eventually married in Januarybut a year later hardship enforced months of separation, a dilemma resolved only when Rodrigo was awarded a prestigious Conde de Cartagena Scholarship, enabling him to be reunited with his wife in Paris.
From the age of seven he attended the School for the Blind in the city of Valencia, where, with his musical gifts becoming increasingly apparent, he played the violin and piano, the latter being his favourite.
The concerto works far better in its intended form, but the idea of such a transcription is by no means new, and I suppose one would have to admit that this is better than some.
Skip to main content. Regardless of its title, this work is no mere exploration of rural byways, but is a probing investigation of every bravura technique which falls even remotely within the potential of the instrument.
Concerto Pastoral Flute
Whether you want to see what we think of today's latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. It would be churlish to pretend that Gallois's performance is anything less than superb, and his energy and zeal ensure that the end result is certainly exciting. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.
The second movement, Danza, captures the ear flhte rhythmic strumming effects, evoking guitars, a device Rodrigo emulated in several of rldrigo concertos. His teacher, Paul Dukas, one of the masters of early twentieth-century French music, profoundly influenced Rodrigo, especially in aspects of orchestration. After the haunting Danza de las hachas comes the climactic Canario, a vigorous zapateado stamping of the heelsfrom the Canary Islands, spiced concertoo a dazzling cadenza.
Composition Artist Credits Concierto pastoral. Rodrigo was invited to perform concero own piano pieces at the ceremony, thus extending his growing reputation as composer and virtuoso pianist.
The flute playing of Patrick Gallois epitomizes several of the prime virtues of the French flute tradition; fine-spun liquidity of tone, delectable phrasing and exemplary breath control, and, when required, the ability to project and capture the attention of the listener, even across full blown orchestral tuttis.
The notes tell us that Gallois has arranged the solo part himself, with, I imagine, close reference to Jean-Pierre Rampal's performing edition derived from the original text. The second theme has a more pastoral character, reminiscent of popular Valencian style and contrasting with the frenzied speed of the first theme.
But these qualities aside, Gallois is an artist of evident distinction and innate musicality, and I have no hesitation in commending this new recording of works by Rodrigo and Concetro to any collector, who, like myself, may have only a limited appetite for the flute!
Stinton is fractionally underpaced in the outer movements, and her playing is less articulate and convincing as a whole, when compared to the crystalline brilliance of Gallois. After the initial and quite extended lyrical statement, a brief outburst, signalled by crescendo drum beats, leads on to a thrilling, very robust change ordrigo mood followed by urgent fanfares. Having composed various apprentice pieces, Rodrigo was awarded an Honourable Commendation in in a national music competition for his orchestral work, Cinco piezas infantiles, first performed by the Valencia Symphony Orchestra two years later.
Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto pastoral ()
To sum up, this is an excellent disc, gloriously recorded and played, although the Khachaturian arrangement may well arouse the justified misgivings of the more zealous puritans amongst us.
Eventually Rodrigo and his wife found refuge for eighteen months at the Institute for the Blind in Freiburg. Patrick Gallois meets every technical challenge effortlessly, and his performance is more idiomatic than that of Jennifer Stinton with the ECO under Steuart Bedford on Collins Classics. The work is divided into three movements, the first being in classical form, with first and second themes, imposing exceptional difficulties on the soloist in the first theme If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Then the first theme returns with gentle nostalgia, slightly meditative and always profoundly Spanish. A trumpet call suddenly disturbs such introspection, but this proves to be no more than a short interlude as the piece progresses, after some moments of sound and fury, towards its essentially serene conclusion.
In he returned to Spain for a brief stay at a summer school in Santander, but failing to secure employment, was forced to return once more in Paris. In this movement the cadenza can be found, as is customary in this musical form.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. In disaster struck again when the Spanish Civil War began and the Scholarship fund was no longer available.
Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto pastoral was written for James Galway in