Reviews and occasional notes on classical music

Reviews and occasional notes on classical music

For the past five years or so I've posted reviews of classical music CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, in various places on the web: Amazon.com, iTunes and other sites. I'll collect those earlier reviews, and add four or five new ones every month.

"Music, both vocall and instrumental, so good, so delectable, so rare, so admirable, so super excellent, that it did even ravish and stupifie all those strangers that never heard the like." - Thomas Coryat, after hearing 3 hours of music at the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice, 1608.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A flamenco version of Sandro's music

From September 12, 2012:


In this new disc from Acqua Records, Geromo Amador & the Hector Romero Ensamble present 10 songs by the great Argentinian pop star Sandro & lyricist Oscar Anderle,in flamenco arrangements that fit this material very well. Geromo Amador's voice has character, if not the glamour of Sandro (he was called the "Latin Elvis"). Hector Romero's flamenco guitar is outstanding and his arrangements, which make use of flamenco rhythms, "palmas" (hand clapping) and "jaleos" (calls of encouragement), are outstanding. This is a welcome release on its own, but I was pleased as well that it introduced me to the Sandro's music.

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