Rodrigo – Fantasia para un gentilhombre

Not quite the same record, but with some of the same tracks

Just like a similar piece I wrote about, the Fantasia para un gentilhombre (A fantasy for a gentleman) was written for Andrés Segovia, who is probably the gentleman in the title. Rodrigo composed it in 1954, and based it on a series of short dances by the seventeenth century Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz. The fourth part is covered in 1978 by Emerson Lake & Palmer on their album Love beach. After the Concierto de Aranjuez this is the best known work by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Pepe Romero was the second son of the founder of the Los Romeros quartet Celedonio Romero. I wrote about that a couple of days ago, and this record proves he is certainly a quality guitarist in his own right. The man is now 79 and still playing.

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