Andres Segovia Archive: French Composers
Roberto Moronn Pérez, guitar
New Classical Guitar Recording- Second Title in an Important Series!
Following his successful debut album of Spanish composers, Roberto Moronn Pérez performs selected works from the “Andrés Segovia Archive”, this time showcasing the French composers. The genesis for this unique project is a collection of pieces recovered in May 2001 at Segovia’s home in Spain. These pieces were dedicated to Segovia or commissioned by him, involving composers from eight countries. They were subsequently published as “The Segovia Archive Series” by Edizione Musicale Bèrben. Guitarist Roberto Moronn Pérez researched these newly recovered works and found some pieces that had never been recorded, and those that had were handicapped by poor visibility in the marketplace and limited distribution. This realization sparked the thought that here was an opportunity: a series of recordings organized around the nationalities of the composers in the Segovia Archive.
Spanish-born Roberto Moronn Pérez studied in Madrid, Italy and the UK, graduating with first-class honours and a degree in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He completed a postgraduate program at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London,where he received the Julian Bream Prize and was selected to participate at the Wigmore Hall Award. A prize-winner of many international competitions, Roberto has appeared as soloist in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the USA, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany and Japan, and in concert with numerous Spanish orchestras. Recently, he played the famous Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
This new album was recorded in the lovely acoustics of Holy Trinity Church,Weston,Hertfordshire, U.K. It was produced, recorded and edited by the outstanding U.K. engineerJohn Taylor. Mastering is by Reference Recordings’ own GRAMMY®-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson.
“Roberto Morron Pérez is a wonderful guitar virtuoso, having studied in Spain, Italy and the U.K., and toured worldwide… The sound on this disc is marvellous, as one might expect from one mastered by Keith O. Johnson.…I’d recommend this French album, and its Spanish companion, to anyone interested in the full range of solo guitar sound who is looking beyond the well-known composers for the instrument.” —Paul Kennedy, Audiophile Audition
“Roberto Moronn Pérez never puts a foot wrong in his admirable recitals, and occasionally you wonder if mediocre material is being really sold by his excellent delivery. Not so with especially great discoveries by the likes of Pahissa, Donostia, Presti and Martelli. Pérez deserves great credit for unearthing much of this music. … What an excellent series this is proving to be.” —Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International
“Perez does each man and his work fair justice. He plays with flair but also with nuance and subtlety. His guitar opens up each work and expands it seemingly beyond the limits of a single instrument. …if you are like me you will find each work entertaining, touching, or enlivening as the case may be. …” —John J. Puccio, Classical Candor