The Auburn Symphony Orchestra In Concert Featuring Daniel Corr--Solo Guitar
This recording is from a collection of live recordings published on a CD by the Auburn Symphony, which includes the complete Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto de Aranjuez for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo was written in 1939. It is probably Rodrigo's best-known work, as its success established his reputation as one of the foremost post-war Spanish composers. Written in early 1939, in Paris, amid the tensions of the pending war, it was the first work Rodrigo had written for guitar and orchestra. The instrumentation is unique: rarely does the guitar face the forces of a full orchestra. However, the guitar is never overwhelmed,remaining the solo instrument throughout. He described the concerto itself as capturing "the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds and the gushing of fountains" in the gardens of Aranjuez.