Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Pepe Romero and Vicente Coves team up for Torroba
Coves' style is complementary to his teacher's, but definitely not the same. His performance of the Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta had (to my ears) a harder edge and a sense of aggressiveness to it than Romero's playing. His performance of the Suite castellana also seemed to have a sense of urgency to it.
All in all, the two guitarists provide a fine balance and deliver a cohesive program. I'm really looking forward to the subsequent volumes of this series.
Federico Moreno Torroba: Guitar Concertos 1
Concierto en Flamenco; Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta; Aires de la Mancha; Suite castellana
Pepe Romero and Vicente Coves, guitars; Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra; Manuel Coves, director