Concierto de Aranjuez
Joaquín Rodrigo

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Up 3. Highest position since 2011. This year, Rodrigo is a Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.

Rodrigo himself explained about this beautiful piece for guitar and orchestra: 'The Concierto de Aranjuez is named after the famous royal site on the shore of the River Tagus, not far from Madrid, along the road to Andalusia, and some perceive Goya's shadow in the notes of its music, full of melancholic emotion. Its music seems to bring to life the essence of an eighteenth-century court, where aristocratic distinction blends with popular culture. In its melody the perfume of magnolias lingers, the singing of birds and the gushing of fountains.'