An outstanding figure in the history of modern Spanish music, Federico Moreno Torroba is best known for his guitar works, his traditional style embracing the folklore and character of Spain.
The playful Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta adds the luminous sonorities of harp and celesta to its colourful orchestration. Aires de la Mancha is evocative of this distinctive region in central Spain, while the Suite castellana includes Torroba’s first ever composition for guitar, Danza.
This is the first of three volumes of Torroba’s complete works for guitar and orchestra.
The rarely heard Concierto en Flamenco is the jewel in the crown of this fine new release of concertos and solos for guitar by the ever popular Federico Moreno Torroba. Combining specialist flamenco techniques with a classical concerto form, we are proud to be able to present the legendary Pepe Romero as soloist. This pairing with the substantial Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta, Torroba’s early Suite castellana, and another Pepe Romero performance in the characterful Aires de la Mancha make this a feast for fans of the guitar and the best of 20th century Spanish music. This release also compliments our previous CD with the guitar music of Torroba on Naxos 8557902.