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Angel Romero

Of the guitarists of Spain's renowned Romero family, Angel Romero is noteworthy for the breadth of his musical activities. He has performed and recorded often with other family members, especially his brother Pepe, but his own career has taken an increasingly independent course. The youngest of the the three performer sons of Celedonio Romero, Angel Romero was born in Málaga, Spain, in 1946. He gave his first professional performance at age six and was an international touring artist by the time he was in his mid-teens. The Romero family moved to California in 1957 to escape restrictions placed on them by the Franco dictatorship in Spain, and his first performance in the U.S. came when he was 16, at the Hollywood Bowl. Since then, Romero has been a familiar recitalist and soloist in all the major European and American capitals. He was especially close to the well-loved Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and gave the premiere of that composer's Rincones de España in 1991. Romero studied conducting with Eugene Ormandy and in 1998 recorded a disc with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields as both guitarist and conductor. That recording was one of more than 20 Romero has released. Later on he has was affiliated with the Delos label. In 1986 Romero was given the Spanish Grand Cross of Civil Merit, and in 2000 he was honored with the Spanish equivalent of knighthood and began to use the name Sir Angel Romero. In the 1980s and 1990s, Romero branched off in several new directions. With pianist George Shearing he recorded French composer Claude Bolling's Concerto for guitar and jazz piano trio. He was especially associated with film music, performing the whole score of the 1989 Robert Redford-directed epic The Milagro Beanfield War and composed scores for several other films, winning a Mexican Ariel award (similar to a U.S. Academy award) for his score for the film Bienvendido in 1995. He recorded crossover and flamenco material, which resulted in a new demand for his services among mid-sized U.S. orchestras that featured pops-oriented programming. The New York Times has said that Romero is "an artist of unfailing musicality. His playing is virtuosic but inevitably dignified." His is a secure place in the long line of Spanish guitarists issuing from the Segovia tradition, and he is an especially accessible representative of that tradition.
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Angel Romero

  1.   Song
  2.   Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Second movement: Andantino e andante - Cadnenza featuring Jesús López-Cobos
  3.   Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Third movement: Allegretto non troppo featuring Jesús López-Cobos
  4.   Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: First movement: Allegro preciso featuring Jesús López-Cobos
  5.   La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8
  6.   Elogio de la guitarra: II. Andantino
  7.   Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F, Op. 70~2. Andantino alla Siciliano con variazioni
  8.   Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F, Op. 70~3. Polonaise (Allegretto)
  9.   Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 30~3. Polonaise (Allegretto)
  10.   Guitar Sonatas
  11.   Garrotin
  12.   Thais: Meditation (arr. for guitar)
  13.   Preludes
  14.   Tango, Op. 163 No. 2
  15.   Cordoba, Op. 232, No. 4
  16.   Suite Andaluza for guitar~Soleares
  17.   Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 30~1. Allegro maestoso
  18.   Suite española, for guitar (arr. by N. Yepes)~Gallarda
  19.   II. Largo
  20.   Largo
  21.   Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
  22.   Rafaga
  23.   Maria
  24.   Mazurka
  25.   Prelude No. 5
  26.   Leyenda (from Suite Espanola)
  27.   Fandanguillo (from Suite Castellana)
  28.   Piezas Caractensticas
  29.   Elogio de la guitarra: I. Allegro
  30.   Suite Espanola
  31.   Variations on a Theme by Mozart
  32.   Variations on "Guardame las vacas"
  33.   Concierto de Aranjuez~1. Allegro con spirito
  34.   Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F, Op. 70~1. Allegro moderato
  35.   Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 30~2. Siciliana (Andantino)
  36.   Preludes, Book 1: No. 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. for guitar)
  37.   La Paloma (arr. F. Tarrega)
  38.   Pavane pour une infante defunte (arr. for guitar)
  39.   Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2~Adagio
  40.   Pavane
  41.   Burgalesa
  42.   Lakme~Flower Song
  43.   Pregunta y Mapeye
  44.   Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": II. Adagio cantabile (arr. for guitar)
  45.   Concierto de Aranjuez~2. Adagio
  46.   Scarlatti: Sonata in G, K.391
  47.   La maja de Goya
  48.   Mi Escapulario
  49.   Suite Andaluza for guitar~Fantasia
  50.   Marieta
  51.   Estudio brillante
  52.   Prelude No. 2
  53.   Elogio de la guitarra: III. Allegro - Più allegro
  54.   Fandango
  55.   Grand Overture. Op. 61
  56.   Concierto de Aranjuez~3. Allegro gentile
  57.   Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" (arr. for guitar)
  58.   Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen (arr. for guitar)
  59.   Thais, Act II: Meditation (arr. for guitar)
  60.   La paloma, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  61.   Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito
  62.   Larghetto
  63.   Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile
  64.   Andante
  65.   Sevillanas (from Suite Espanola)
  66.   Tango Angelita (arr. for guitar)
  67.   Madronos
  68.   A Prayer, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (arr. for guitar)
  69.   Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 (arr. for guitar)
  70.   Somewhere in Time: Theme (arr. for guitar)
  71.   Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Third movement: Allegretto non troppo
  72.   Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (arr. for guitar)
  73.   Adelita
  74.   Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 (arr. for guitar)
  75.   Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio (arr. for guitar)

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