Concierto para Guitarra y Orquesta (Alonso Crespo) - performed by Pablo González Jazey, guitar

Concierto para Guitarra y Orquesta, op. 28 - Eduardo Alonso Crespo 

I. Tema con variaciones
II. Romanza
III. Rondó

In celebration of Argentina's bicentennial, Pablo González Jazey performed Eduardo Alonso Crespo’s first Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with the Sinfonica Nacional de Tucumán and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta under the direction of the composer.  The piece was written in 2011 and is one of the most stunning guitar concertos of the twenty-first century.

The first movement, a theme and variations, uses this traditional compositional form allowing the development of the performance of the guitar. The main theme, with a strong rhythmic folk pattern of two against three, is presented by the guitarist, then followed by six variations with different orchestral solos for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, bassoon and finally closing with the guitar soloist. 

The second movement is a lied, or Romanza without words played by the guitar in the best romantic tradition, though always colored by the local flavor.

The Rondo returns to the rhythmic impulse of the first movement, though doubling the stakes.

The three-movement concerto is written for guitar solo and classical orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes (with English horn), 2 Bassoons, 2 French Horns, Timpani and strings.

Pablo González Jazey provided the revisions and guitar fingerings for the score.

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Working with [Pablo González Jazey] was an extraordinary experience...his approach to the Guitar Concerto was extremely true to the spirit of the work...His rendition of the Guitar Concerto will be a reference for generations to come.”

— Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, composer

About Eduardo Alonso-Crespo

Eduardo Alonso-Crespo is an Argentina composer and orchestral conductor of educated in Argentina and in the United States. His experience as a composer includes the composition and premiere of four symphonies, two operas, two ballets, seven concertos, overtures, chamber music and choral music. His works have been performed in France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Finland, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. Alonso-Crespo has received a total of eighteen national and international awards and distinctions as a composer. His experience as a conductor includes twelve years as Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tucumán in Argentina and simultaneously as the Musical Director of the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble in the USA. Previous to that, he served as Associate Conductor of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Music Director of the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, Visiting Professor of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music in Pittsburgh, Resident Composer and Guest Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica of Salta in Argentina, and Conductor of the Stable Orchestra of the Province of Tucumán, as well as presentations as guest conductor in the USA, France, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Chile And Argentina.

"Working on my Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with Pablo González Jazey was an extraordinary experience. He approached my composition with the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm, which over time became true love for the music he so seriously studied and performed. He had already been quite close to my music and fond of it since he arranged an orchestral work of mine for guitar solo – in itself a real tour-de-force – and his approach to the Guitar Concerto was extremely true to the spirit of the work. Pablo is a native from the same city where I was born and, since the “spirit of the land” imbues most of my music, he understood immediately those aesthetic concepts that dwell beyond the notes on the score. His rendition of the Guitar Concerto will be a reference for generations to come and I welcome every new rendition of his of this work in a recording and on the concert stage." ----Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, composer

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