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RODRIGO: Soleriana / Zarabanda lejana y Villancico (Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 1)

Composer(s):Rodrigo, Joaquin
Artist(s) Valdes, Maximiano, Conductor • Asturias Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.555844
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Valdés includes Rodrigo’s delightful 18th-century picture of Spain in his ballet Soleriana, which is based on the keyboard works of Antonio Soler and consists of eight dances lasting some 40 minutes in all. The Pastoral has a lovely melancholy beauty, though most of the movements are relatively lively and well portray a picturesque, rococo image of 18th-century Spain in music of great charm and piquancy. The Zarabanda lejana (‘Distant Sarabande’) is a haunting work, its two movements displaying some lovely string writing, and the highly engaging Cinco piezas infantiles are characteristically brightly coloured. The performances are good, if perhaps not quite so imaginative as Bátiz on EMI, who also benefited from more



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