Recordings Solo Orchestra
NCO, Berta Rojas celebrate Rodrigo’s Centenary with Classy Concerto

From the moment the guitar opened the piece without orchestral introduction, Rojas demonstrated unflagging control. In the tantalizing solo cadenzas, her long fingers glided over frets and fingerboard, in and out of dissonant chords that implied ethereal connections.

Rojas most painfully beautiful moments came during the Adagio, when the sonorous English horn interacted with the guitars´ offbeat strumming and brought to mind a melancholy, wailing singer interacting with a foot-clapping dancer…

Rojas revealed emotions ranging from dreamy contemplation to outbursts of surprising happiness.

The Gazette
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