Rodrigo’s music for solo guitar is not extensive but represents an important pillar of the repertoire, ranging from vignettes to sonatas over a six-decade period. The 1933 Toccata was rediscovered in 2005 and has since provided an ambitiously virtuosic vehicle for today’s guitarists. Rodrigo flecked his works with elements of fantasy, flamenco and bird song while Un tiempo fue Itálica famosa, one of his very greatest works in the genre, is superbly impassioned.
The tender Pastoral, originally for piano, is here transcribed for guitar by Jérémy Jouve whose first volume in this series (8570286) received a three-star review (“The young French guitarist plays brilliantly”) in the Penguin Guide.
Joaquin Rodrigo: Invocacion y danza
Invocacion y danza
Joaquin Rodrigo: Zarabanda lejana
Joaquin Rodrigo: Pastoral (arr. J. Jouve for guitar)
Pastoral (arr. J. Jouve for guitar)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Pajaros de primavera
Pajaros de primavera
Joaquin Rodrigo: Tiento antiguo
Joaquin Rodrigo: 3 Pequenas piezas
No. 1. Ya se van los pastores
No. 2. Por caminos de Santiago
No. 3. Pequena sevillana
Joaquin Rodrigo: Canconeta (arr. J. Jouve for guitar)