Four for Andalucia
Every weekday morning at 10:30 I present the “Guitar Pick,” a musical selection that features the guitar in some form or fashion. It can be as a solo instrument, in a chamber setting or with orchestra. On Friday's show I played Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto Andaluz, scored for 4 guitars and orchestra. The family of guitarists collectively called "Los Romeros" hail from Andalucia, Spain. Through the years, Rodrigo and the Romeros forged a tight partnership. One of the results of this partnership was this work, named after the Romeros' home town. The compositions display the styles of Buleria, Zapateado and Sevillana dances. And it's a lot of fun!
Other guitar picks this week:
J N Hummel - Grand Serenade No. 1 - Consortium Classicum
JS Bach - Suite for lute, BWV 1006a - Sharon Isbin
Enrique Granados - Spanish Dances - Folkwang Guitarren Duo
Georg Philipp Telemann - Bourée alla Polacca - John Williams and Friends
My ukulele pick today comes from the amazing Jake Shimabukuro. He once promised to create a ukulele version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. He later said he regretted saying that! But he finally did it and spectacularly so!