Stories » Milos - Aranjuez / WQXR: Album Of the Week

Top 10 for Aug

Milos - Aranjuez / WQXR: Album Of the Week

Bookmark and Share

This week's WQXR - New York 'Album Of the Week' features guitarist Miloš and his new Deutsche Grammophon release: Aranjuez, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

Miloš Karadaglic, the first classical guitarist signed to DG in modern times, returns from the Latin American territory of 2012's "Pasion" to his instrument's core Iberian repertoire featured on his debut album. Joining him on this third release are Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the London Philharmonic for a cornerstone concerto in the guitar repertoire: Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. A bold step? Of course. But Miloš (who goes just by his first name, a la Madonna) pulls it off, bringing much variety of color to the solo part and blending well in moments such as the duet with the cor anglais that opens the second movement. Those qualities are also apparent in a couple of De Falla transcriptions and a florid solo version of the Beatles's "Michelle."