21 February 2014 (released)
24 February 2014
For his third album international chart-topping classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic takes the world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez as the starting point for a journey across the Spanish landscape, paying tribute to the great composers and musicians who placed the modern classical guitar firmly on the international stage.
The Concierto de Aranjuez was written by Joaquín Rodrigo for the Spanish guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza and very soon became not just the most famous Spanish guitar concerto but also the most famous guitar concerto of all time; its ravishing slow movement was taken up and arranged by musicians of all genres, from Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jim Hall to Herb Alpert, from Frank Sinatra to José Carreras. And now, Milos has produced a standalone new interpretation of Aranjuez; the definitive version for our time.
For the recording of the new album Aranjuez, Milos was joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nezet-Séguin at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
Aranjuez is a celebration of the most popular Spanish works for guitar and orchestra.
For Milos it has been a long journey from Montenegro, where he was born and at eight started playing the guitar. Now a household name, he has become among his generation one of the most successful champions of his instrument. London, where he now lives, played a decisive role in his career, particularly during his years as a student at the Royal Academy of Music.
Aranjuez is a journey: not only a journey through many of Spain’s most beautiful landscapes, but also a milestone on a musical journey undertaken by one of today’s most talented and charismatic young musicians.
Music-News.com managed to catch-up with the classical guitarist at hi south London home for an exclusive chat.
The whole uncut inyterview can be seen above.