Many thanks for this beauty to our friend Jean-Luc
If you want to taste the guitar-playing delights offered up by the Romero family or if you want a fine historical record of this remarkable musical dynasty, then this is the record for you! Jointly and severally, the Romeros do their stuff here: Celedonio (the pater familias), and his sons Ángel, Celín, and Pepe. To back them up the San Antonio Symphony, in one of its very earliest major-label recordings, does its damnedest under the baton of Victor Alessandro–with truly fine results.
# Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
# Performer: Angel Romero, Los Romeros
# Orchestra: San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Victor Alessandro
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 1.84 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
To capture the event with the fullest possible fidelity available in 1967 the Mercury Records engineers employ the special setup of their “Living Presence” series: a three-channel, half-inch tape recorder fed by three individual Telefunken 201 microphones, augmented here by a fourth to reinforce the center channel. All the fuss clearly pays off in the marvelous sound quality of this recording.
To get the ball rolling Ángel delivers a truly excellent performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.” (Though Ángel subsequently focussed on conducting, it could not have been for lack of success in playing: his mastery of the guitar is manifest.)
Next the whole family join in on Rodrigo’s “Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra,” a joyous, tuneful exhibition of how great four guitars and orchestra can sound together. This is not heavy “symphonic” fare, but music to celebrate the joys of life and lovely sounds.
Analyzed folder: /192k Rodrigo – Concertos Andaluz-Aranjuez – Romero (Mercury)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -2.25 dB -21.90 dB A1 Concierto Andaluz – Tiempo De Bolero.wav
DR14 -7.93 dB -27.07 dB A2 Concierto Andaluz – Adagio.wav
DR13 -5.53 dB -23.05 dB A3 Concierto Andaluz – Allegretto.wav
DR15 -0.11 dB -19.61 dB B1 Concierto Aranjuez – Allegro Con Spirito.wav
DR14 -1.45 dB -21.73 dB B2 Concierto Aranjuez – Adagio.wav
DR15 -0.86 dB -20.79 dB B3 Concierto Aranjuez – Allegro Gentile.wav
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR14
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