Classical Guitarist Miloš's Aranjuez

Mar 7, 2015

At Crossover, we're lucky that so many great guests are willing to return to speak with us - and you! Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadaglić is one of them.

The Aranjuez, the Fantasia para un gentilhombre, and the rest of the CD is spellbindingly beautiful.

You might remember the last time Miloš ("mee-lohsh," for the uninitiated) was here to tell us about his then-latest Deutsche Grammophon CD, Canción, he let the cat out of the bag about a new CD he'd soon be recording with the London Symphony Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Music of Rodrigo and Falla would be the subject matter, and the disc would include the ultra-popular Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo.

Well, that disc, simply titled, Miloš: Aranjuez, has been out for a few months now, and we decided to check up on Miloš and find out how the CD is doing, and why he felt he needed to record the Aranjuez.

Every classical guitarist eventually records it. Was it something he wanted to do, or did he feel that it was something he, being a classical guitarist, had to do. His answer may surprise you.

The music on this disc is no surprise, though. There's a melding of orchestra, conductor and performer that hasn't been heard in quite awhile. But with those forces, the result can be nothing but great. The Aranjuez, the Fantasía para un gentilhombre, and the rest of the CD is spellbindingly beautiful.  

Miloš credits that melding for the sound of the CD, and he speaks about how that happened, and his relationship with Yannick.

Listen and hear for yourself as Miloš returns to Crossover with Jill Pasternak, Saturday at 11:30 am on WRTI-FM, with an encore the following Friday at 7 pm on WRTI-HD2.  Both airings are available on the All-Classical web stream at wrti.org.