• Lorenzo Chavez

Concierto de Aranjuez

I love this work of genius! To me, the Adagio is the most beautiful Spanish music ever composed. No matter what my mood, either elated or sad, I can return to it and the full concert and feel energized and reborn. As if by magic, this music always seems to know exactly what what soul needs.

Below I share my favorite examples. And yes, I even included a version by Charo, who is an incredibly talented musician.
Its history – Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concierto_de_Aranjuez
Its composer – Joaquín Rodrigo:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Rodrigo

Adagio:
Paco de Lucia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9RS4biqyAc

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzEFQW9CXGc
Charo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WwzHPVPEM4

Full Concert:

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rafael de Burgos & Pepe Romero:

Concierto de Aranjuez // Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rafael de Burgos & Pepe Romero (Live) - YouTube

John Williams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQKrVbvUEhY

Aranjuez Palace and Gardens:

https://visitworldheritage.com/en/eu/aranjuez-cultural-landscape-spain/8afc1a65-0c15-46df-abbe-5e0e9b4317d2

Bonus Track:
Malagueña by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mhR8E0w7IU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3jWsoQ8W8g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B6jOUzBKYc

Málaga, Spain - Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1laga

Disclaimer:

My apology for the inevitable YouTube commercials. They are not my endorsement.




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