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ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO

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ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO ADAGIO

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ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO

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JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL PERFORMS ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO ON THE CLARINET

As a concerto for guitar clarinet organ synthesizers bass and drums.


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ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO

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Aranjuez's Concerto

Palais Royal d'Aranjuez

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

HISTORY OF ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO

ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO FROM JOAQUIN RODRIGO

Joaquin Rodrigo Aranjuez

Joaquin Rodrigo

Blind from childhood, Joaquín RODRIGO began his musical studies in Spain, then went to Paris where he took lessons at the Schola Cantorum. It was there that he composed Aranjuez's Concerto, which, from 1939 made him famous. The challenge was to write a concerto for guitar!The second movement ( adagio of Aranjuez's concerto ) is simply miraculous and one of the masterpieces of contemporary music. The magnificent melody is infused with the warm and colourful Spanish atmosphere and takes its inspiration from a small musical ornament building slowly and developing into a final climax of rare beauty.

Music is enriched with a new jewel. Because of this the Aranjuez's Concerto has become one of most widely performed in the world as well as one of the most widely recorded on CD (The classical version of the guitarist Narciso YEPES with Garcìa NAVARRO and the Philharmonia Orchestra is in all respects remarkable). The Aranjuez's Concerto has often been transcribed for instruments other than the guitar :

ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO ARRANGEMENTS

Concerto d'Aranjuez Narciso Yepes

Narciso Yepes

Concerto d'Aranjuez par Narciso Yepes en disque

Aranjuez's Concerto

Pepe Romero Concerto d'Aranjuez

Pepe Romero Aranjuez's Concerto

Rodrigo's Aranjuez's Concerto is still one of the most widely recorded discs (the classical version of guitarist Narciso YEPES with Garcìa NAVARRO and the Philharmonia Orchestra is remarkable in every way and remains our favorite. Very nice interpretation also, of Paco de Lucía, marked by delicacy and sensitivity). We must also listen to the beautiful interpretation of John WILLIAMS.

As the recordings of the Aranjuez concerto no longer count, we will cite only a few : Aranjuez's concerto by Sharon Isbin, New York Philharmonic, dir. José Serebrier; Concierto de Aranjuez Rodrigo by Pepe Romero, Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner; Concierto de Aranjuez Rodrigo Siegfried Behrend ; Concierto de Aranjuez from Rodrigo by Alexandre Lagoya ; Concierto de Aranjuez from Rodrigo by Charles Groves; Concerto by Aranjuez Rodrigo by Jean-Christian Michel Quartet with organ ; Aranjuez's concerto by Göran Söllscher, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO ARRANGEMENTS

The "Concierto de Aranjuez" has lent itself to numerous transcriptions and arrangements for instruments other than the guitar, and for musical styles other than classical musc :

Miles Davis Concierto de Aranjuez Sketches of Spain

MILES DAVIS

Concierto de Aranjuez
"Sketches of Spain"

MJQ - Modern Jazz Quartet - Kenny Clarke

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET

Aranjuez's Concerto
Kenny CLARKE (Drums)

Swingle Singers Sounds of Spain Concerto de Aranjuez

SWINGLE SINGERS

Sounds of Spain
Concierto de Aranjuez

Thus was it performed by the famous Jazz trumpeter Miles DAVIS, John LEWIS's MODERN JAZZ QUARTET with Kenny CLARKE, Natalie LURIE and by the clarinettist and the composer of sacred music, Jean-Christian MICHEL. The famous clarinettist recorded "ARANJUEZ" for the first time in 1968. His arrangement of Aranjuez's Concerto achieved immense success with the pressing of a one and a half million discs...

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL REVISITS ARANJUEZ'S CONCERTO

"NIGHT OF SPAIN "

The Aranjuez's Concerto by Jean-Christian MICHEL

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Jean-Christian Michel Compositeur

Jean-Christian Michel
Composer & clarinettist

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's ARRANGEMENT

Jean-Christian MICHEL, in the current version of Aranjuez's concerto, (CD "ARANJUEZ"), has created a magnifiscent new-age inspired arrangement of RODRIGO's work : the sublime concerto returns today revisited in a richer grander form.

Jean-Christian MICHEL performs the theme of the adagio of Aranjuez's concerto on the clarinet - with enormous sensitivity and feeling.

The magic, incantatory, clear, an almost transparent sound, exorcises shadow in the vibration of his breath.

After the return of the impressive synthesized strings, comes a long dialogue of "tension - resolution" between guitar (Nicolas De ANGELIS) and organ (Monique THUS). This latter great artist completely masters her art and seems to diffract the colours of a heavenly watercolour in her organ voices ...

 

Nicolas de Angelis - Concerto d'Aranjuez Jean-Christian Michel

Nicolas De Angelis

Guitare classique Aranjuez Jean-Christian Michel

Classical Guitar

Aranjuez par Jean-Christian Michel

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Jean-Christian MICHEL then resumes the theme of Aranjuez's concerto using the warm and sensual tones of the clarinet's bass register, bringing a delectable moment of peace and calm before the storm.

Then, after a last dialogue organ - guitar, the concert performer Nicolas De ANGELIS expresses himself with great talent and fierceness in a climactic guitar solo, accompanied by the rhythm of bass and castanets, with so much talent and vehemence that he pulls from his instrument the magnificences of a rainbow !

The closing theme of Aranjuez's concerto then explodes with consummate artistry : violins and synthesizers sing with passion and fervour, the clarinet launches powerfully into the high notes, reconciling opposite and sheding its golden fluid while the rhythm section springs into pulsating life. A short coda on guitar chimes out the last few notes as a silvery rain...

The arrangement created by Jean-Christian MICHEL on the CD "ARANJUEZ" is extremely original and beautiful : it respects the composer's original music but lights it in modern colours and enhances, through its modernity, the powerful contrasts of the work

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JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's SACRED MUSIC

Jean-Christian Michel's sacred music

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JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL REQUIEM

Requiem Jean-Christian Michel

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REQUIEM

A fantastic CD by Jean-Christian MICHEL and his musicians, with Monique THUS, organ. The multidimensional sounds of the organ and synthesizers take over space in a mystical atmosphere ...

Requiem - Fugue en Sol Mineur - My Soul Longeth To Depart In Peace - Unto The I Cry, O Lord Jesus - Choral N° 45 BWV 709 Seigneur, tourne toi vers nous - Missa Sine Nomine - Oratorio de Noel - Miserere - Prélude en La Mineur "Anna" - Adagio et Fugue en Fa Majeur - Choral Spiritus alter .

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NEW VIDEOCLIPS OF JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL

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