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    I learned something this weekend.

    I spent most of this bank holiday weekend listening to Classical FM (London) and their Hall of Fame 300.
    During this time I heard two pieces which, to the best of my knowledge, I've never heard before and I absolutely adored.

    1] Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
    2] Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez

    Must say that I love the experience of "discovering" something for the first time.
    Now to seek out some excellent recordings of the above...

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    My suggestions for those two pieces are: -




    and



    IMO the best performances available at the moment, and both superbly recorded.


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    +1 on Concerto de Arajuez - one of my favourite pieces. In fact, I think I've got 4 versions of it with my favourite being Williams with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra (on vinyl but I am sure it is also on CD).

    I haven't tuned into music radio for simply ages because I am rediscovering my LP and CD collections: I have recently catalogued my LP collection on a spreadsheet and have it on random selection for my next play which means I am 'forced' to listen to things I have not heardfor ages (or not even at all since my visit to the charity shop). And having ripped nearly all of my CD for the SBT I am dong the same sort of thing there as well.

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    You landed on two beautiful works, very popular but real works of art. Look forward to hearing more discoveries from you!

    All the best.


    Psst, I think you'll love The Lark Ascending from Vaughan Williams too.

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    Some more versions of Concierto De Aranjuez:


    1) Miles Davis' version from his Sketches of Spain album - Not classical music in the purist sense, but has classical hints to it:




    2) A version by guitarist Jim Hall - even less classical than above:






    Paco De Lucia:

    Last edited by jazzmad; 16-04-2012 at 05:39 PM.
    Oh play that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzmad View Post
    Some more versions of Concierto De Aranjuez:


    1) Miles Davis' version from his Sketches of Spain album - Not classical music in the purist sense, but has classical hints to it:




    2) A version by guitarist Jim Hall - even less classical than above:






    Paco De Lucia:

    Yes, absolutely, I agree.
    Have the "original" as well as the Miles D one.
    Plato
    ps not too keen on Vaughn Williams - he says and ducks.

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