LORENZO PALOMO (b.1938): Concierto de Cienfuegos for Guitar Quartet and Orchestra (Romero Guitar Quartet, Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos), Mi jardín solitario for Soprano and Guitar, Madrigal y 5 canciones sefardéies for Soprano and Guitar (María Bayo [soprano], Pepé Romero [guitar]).
Catalogue Number: 07L092
Description: The 34-minute concerto, written for the Romeros (as they used to be called) in 2001, is dedicated to Celedonio Romero and its first movement paints a magical atmosphere of dancing fairies in the Andalusian night; the second is a lullaby with habanera rhythms while the finale pays tribute to its dedicatee's birthplace with Cuban and Caribbean rhythms. The 26-minute jardín cycle is to Celedonio's poems, simple and folk-like in style and set accordingly, as are the madrigal and Sephardic songs with their pastoral and erotic texts. Spanish-English texts.