The Complete Music For Piano (solo & Duo) 2-cd

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Label: Bridge Records
Catalog: BCD9027A/B
Format: CD

Gregory Allen, piano, Anton Nel, piano

Joaquin Rodrigo

This two-disc set contains all the piano music by the composer of the famous Concierto de Aranjuez. I can't understand why this music isn't better known. For light-hearted, folk-flavored Spanish entertainment music, Rodrigo is right up there with Albeniz and Granados. While you wouldn't want to play through this whole set at once, nearly everything in it (except for a few simple children's pieces) ranks very high on the entertainment scale. The Cuatro Piezas is almost guaranteed to hook you on the set. Rodrigo himself provided an enthusiastic endorsement of these performances, which I gladly second, and the recorded sound is remarkably fine. --Leslie Gerber

Price: $48.98