Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Kellermann, Karlsen, LPO, Norrbotten NEO

Release Date: 1/1/2021
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-2485
Performer: Jacob Kellermann
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 62 Minutes

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Inspired by Miles Davis’s legendary album Sketches of Spain, this project intend to conjure up Spain ‘as if through a prism - as a concept rather than a place’. Guitarist Jacob Kellermann and conductor Christian Karlsen worked with hyped young composers Francisco Coll and Pete Harden, who have each contributed a concertante work for guitar and ensemble. With Turia, Coll has returned to his roots – the dried-out river that once flowed through his (and Rodrigo’s) hometown Valencia. He has described it as his most ‘flamenco-colored’ work so far, intended to ‘evoke the light and the respective shadows’ of Spain. Turia is followed by two classics of Spanish music: Manuel de Falla’s Homenaje for solo guitar and Evocación by Isaac Albéniz, here in Karlsen’s atmospheric arrangement for ensemble. The last word on the disc goes to British composer Pete Harden. His affinity to jazz and non-classical tradition shine through Solace and Shimmer, which is based on the same chords that underpins Rodrigo’s Adagio. Kellermann enjoys strong support by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (in Concierto de Aranjuez) and the seven members of Norrbotten NEO.

 

REVIEW:

 

Kellerman has everything the Concierto de Aranjuez needs: excellent technical skills, singing tone, impulsiveness. His nail tone is relatively soft, not hard-edged; his timbral contrasts are heard more with vibrant fingertip tone. And the London Symphony has the horsepower as well as the fine soloists— especially the wonderful English horn in II—to make this a reading to remember.

 

– American Record Guide

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1. I. Allegro con spirito by Joaquín Rodrigo
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1939 ;
2. II. Adagio by Joaquín Rodrigo
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1939 ;
3. III. Allegro gentile by Joaquín Rodrigo
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1939 ;
4. I. quarter note = 82 by Francisco Coll
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2017 ;
5. II. quarter note = 120 by Francisco Coll
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2017 ;
6. III. quarter note = 52 by Francisco Coll
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2017 ;
7. IV. quarter note = 60 by Francisco Coll
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2017 ;
8. V. dotted quarter note = 60 by Francisco Coll
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2017 ;
9. Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy: No. 9. Homenaje (version for guitar) by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Written: 1920 ;
10. Iberia, Book 1: I. Evocation (arr. C. Karlsen for guitar and chamber ensemble) by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 1906 ;
11. Solace and Shimmer by Pete Harden
Performer: Jacob Kellermann (Guitar)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrbotten NEO
Written: 2016 ;
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