Pepe Romero - Guitar Solos (APE)
Pepe Romero - Guitar Solos (APE)

Composer: Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Celedonio Romero, Francisco Tarrega, et al.
Performer: Pepe Romero
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Philips
Size: 199 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Romance
Composed by Anonymous
with Pepe Romero

# Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 No 3, Sevilla
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Pepe Romero

# Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 No 1, Granada
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Pepe Romero

# Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18 No 6, Rumores de la caleta
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Pepe Romero

# Mallorca, barcarola for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 202, B. 41
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Pepe Romero

# Andaluza (Playera), various guitar & other non-piano arrangements (No.5 of “Spanish Dances (12)”)
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Celin Romero

# España, album leaves (6) for piano, Op. 165, B. 37 No 2, Tango
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Celin Romero

# Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 Asturias
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Pepe Romero

# Malagueña Fantasia for guitar
Composed by Celedonio Romero
with Pepe Romero

# Pavane for guitar
Composed by Francisco Tarrega
with Pepe Romero

# Preludes (3) for guitar, Nos 1-03 (complete) Romantico
Composed by Celedonio Romero
with Pepe Romero

# Capricho árabe, for guitar
Composed by Francisco Tarrega
with Pepe Romero

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# Introduction, Theme, & Variations on a Theme From Mozart’s “The Magic Flute, ” for guitar, Op. 9
Composed by Fernando Sor
with Pepe Romero

# Intermezzo, arranged for guitar(s) (from “Goyescas”)
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Celin Romero

Spirited and Flawless

Having discovered the rich and intoxicating world of Spanish music by the likes of Ravel, de Falla, Albeniz, and Rodrigo, it was only a question of time before I purchased an album of guitar solos, which as fate would have it is this one, by Pepe Romero. What this amounts to is a “greatest hits” package of the most popular short guitar pieces by the Spanish masters AND a selection of the best of Romero’s recordings. To list but a few of the pieces and their composers, there’s “Granada” and “Asturias” by Isaac Albeniz, “Andaluza” and “Intermezzo” by Enrique Granados, and “Pavana” and “Capricho Arabe” by Francisco Tarrega. I have some of these pieces performed by Andres Segovia. Which versions are better, should comparisons be made, is a question of taste. Both guitarists are absolute masters. Segovia is a touch more understated, while Romero is perhaps a bit more passionate. That’s my opinion. I enjoy listening to both artists. Having said that, I can heartily recommend this album. The sound is clear and bright and the performances are spirited and flawless.

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