As November marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo’s immortal Concierto de Aranjuez, we thought it would be fun to end the month with a version by the cover subject of the new Winter 2015 issue of Classical Guitar, Pablo Villegas. In this video, Villegas performs the first movement, “Allegro con spirito,” with the Radio and Television Orchestra of Spain, conducted by Carlos Kalmar. It’s beautifully shot and recorded, and passionately played.
And, no, we’re not going to leave you hanging with just the first movement. Click to watch the spellbindingly beautiful “Andante” and the concluding, regal “Allegro gentile.”