julian94 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:17 am
Yepes recording is AWESOME. The only problem of his interpretation is that the others become too shoft compared to it.
Believe me, if you can listen to it do it. It was uploaded in Youtube, but now i think they removed it. Yepes... is always another level. Especially for Rodrigo. He takes out the orchestral meaning of it with his contrapuntal ability for guitar. If you are going to listen to Rodrigo Yepes is always essential. Rodrigo himself considered Yepes "his guitarist".
Expanded quote for any who are interested:
"What can I say about Narciso Yepes? What can I say about the guitarist to whom we owe the international success of the Concerto de Aranjuez? Yes, it was in Paris in 1947 where Ataulfo Argenta, Yepes and the Spanish National Orchestra met to illuminate my unique opus at a time when no one knew its true future. From then on, the Concierto de Aranjuez took on a new nature, and it is for this same reason that I am grateful to Narciso Yepes for the fruit of an intense collaboration that has brought us to travel our musical trajectories side-by-side. I will not say that Yepes was the best nor the worst. He has simply been my guitarist par excellence. My guitarist." (Joaquin Rodrigo in «El Mundo» May 4, 1997)