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ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO
NEW VERSION ON CD

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL PERFORMS ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO ON THE CLARINET
as a concerto for guitar clarinet organ synthesizers bass and drums.



ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO


CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

Aranjuez's Royal Palace
Spain

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Disc label Aranjuez by Jean-Christian Michel

Aranjuez Original recording
Jean-Christian Michel

HISTORY OF ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO

ARANJUEZ's CONCERTO FROM 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

Modern Jazz Quartet MJQ with Kenny Clarke

Modern Jazz Quartet
Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez

Narciso Yepes

Aranjuez's concerto
for guitar and orchestra
Narciso Yepes

Miles Davis - Aranjuez Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain : Concierto de Aranjue
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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

Jean-Christian MICHEL's Arrangement
The CD of Aranjuez's concerto has been released !


Aranjuez's concerto : night of Spain

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 ...

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

Aranjuez's concerto  by Jean-Christian Michel

Aranjuez's concerto by Jean-Christian Michel

"Jean-Christian MICHEL's clarinet communicates to the work all its magic and spiritual dimension …"

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