In this delightful disc, history and nature fuse, offering us charming walk through the gardens of Spanish music. Joaquín Clerch performs the much-loved Concierto de Aranjuez and offers a renewed reading of this popular work - he shuns the picturesque and excessive lyricism - instead seeking a balance between great technique with precision in the sonority of the strumming and crystalline plucking drawing counterpoints, motifs or rhythmic patterns from this well known score. In Arriaga's Sinfonía para gran orquesta the performer and Hispanian Symphony Orchestra expose the internal structures, melodies and colour -- they are attentive to the instrumental contrasts, the breadth of register and the counterpoint, but also revelling in the lyricism of Arriaga s inspired melodies.
Rodrigo, Joaquín: Concierto de Aranjuez
Arriaga, Juan Crisóstomo De: Sinfonía para gran orquesta