Super HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez y Andaluz (Pepe Romero/Los Romeros)

A century work – one of the best sounding productions ever !
This is without question the definitive recording of the Concierto de Aranjuez. Every classical records collection should contain this album. Pepe Romero has performed the perfect marriage between technical virtuosity and emotional interpretation. As well, the SMTF Orchestra matches Romero note-for-note making for a truly magical listening experience.

Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. 🙁

# Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
# Performer: Pepe Romero/Los Romeros
# Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Number of Discs: 1
# Vinyl (1979)
# Format: FLAC (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B00000415P
# Size: 857 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Rivaled only by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neville Marriner was one of the most important of the early figures who spearheaded the reawakening of modern interest in Baroque and early Classical music. In the 1950s, he founded Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the first British early music ensemble to find a large international audience. Marriner has since become one of the most popular conductors in the world, acclaimed for his interpretations of composers from Bach to Britten.

His conducting is known for its vitality and brightness, as well as precise ensemble technique, a reflection of his violinist days. In a 1991 interview he said of his style: “I was never a potentate swinging a scepter, but was always in a dialogue with my musicians.”

 Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/   Upload on HiResMusic/96k Rodrigo – Aranjuez – Romero
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR13        -1.71 dB     -19.71 dB     A1 ‘Concierto De Aranjuez’ For Guitar And Orchestra 1. Allegro Con Spirito.wav
 DR13        -1.22 dB     -21.66 dB     A2 ‘Concierto De Aranjuez’ For Guitar And Orchestra 3. Adagio.wav
 DR13        -2.24 dB     -21.84 dB     A3 ‘Concierto De Aranjuez’ For Guitar And Orchestra 3. Allegro Gentile .wav
 DR13        -1.17 dB     -19.07 dB     B1 ‘Concierto Andaluz’ For Four Guitars And Orchestra 1. Tiempo De Bolero.wav
 DR15        -3.29 dB     -24.98 dB     B2 ‘Concierto Andaluz’ For Four Guitars And Orchestra 2. Adagio.wav
 DR13        -0.72 dB     -17.28 dB     B3 ‘Concierto Andaluz’ For Four Guitars And Orchestra 3. Allegretto.wav
 Number of files:    6
 Official DR value:    DR13

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Limited Edition Denon DL 103 SA
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Light de-Clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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31 thoughts on “Super HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez y Andaluz (Pepe Romero/Los Romeros)”

  1. Hi again Rachmaninov. I saw your name above as the Uploader.

    Many thanks for this kind of work. I’m not even a neophyte when it comes to such sound production, but my ears love it!!!!!

    Keep up your gift and the work.

    Bob from Georgia USA

    I sign off that way so you can remember who this guy is.

  2. gracias por la subida de material de lps de guitarra clasica. me sumo a la pregunta del primer usuario. tendras el lp de angel romero dedicado a giuliani?
    saludos y gracias nuevamente

  3. Thanks Rachmaninov,I just player this and can’t believe the dynamic range; never heard a recording like it but I’m just starting to listen to your rips after years of only CDs.

  4. I’ve always been partial to Julian Bream’s interpretation of this concerto, however, as it happens sometimes when he plays music that is markedly national or folkloric (except for the English music, of course) his performance feels a bit too “classical”. By that I mean it is balanced, nuanced, at moments brilliant and certainly beautiful, but a bit stiff and lacking in character when compared with Romero, who was close to Rodrigo, obviously knows the piece intimately and has, more than knowledge of Spanish music, that Spanish beat pulsating in his veins. The difference is clear. Something similar happens when I compare this to the Barrueco/Domingo recording (which is funny when you think about it), but that’s because Barrueco’s interpretation seems to me too intellectual, like it goes over my head. And Romero just packs more punch!

    Thank you for the wonderful recording. It is this hopeless amateur guitarist’s new favorite.

  5. I may be nit picking here, but the guitar could have been mixed up a little more. It gets a little buried sometimes. Nonetheless, a fabulous rendition!

  6. Thanks so much for this.
    I’ve been finding a few of your transcriptions on different sits such as tparser and I think you get wonderful results from vinyl. The poor old CDs sound so dead by comparison!

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