Clanu’ Romerilor

😀 Recunosc ca io am vrut un pic de chitara clasica…

Stiam ca Francisco Tárrega e doar compozitorul! Si ca trebe sa caut pe nea Pepe Romero care „zdrangane” la chitara!

Dar…  neniiiicaaaaa   astia is clan! Tatal… mare! Si-a bagat si pe cei 3 fii in bisnit (business romanizat) si ca sa te tii… au aparut si nepotii! :mrgreen:

Si mai la urma o sa va pun o intrebare care m-a bagat in ceata… poate ma lumineaza careva! Nu cu lanterna.. ca din aia are io mai multi (multi ca se acorda cu succesuri)!

Sa purcedem la micile mele citari menite sa trezeasca interesul:

Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea, (21 November 1852 — 15 December 1909) was an influential Spanish composer and guitarist.

Tárrega was born on 21 November 1852, in Villarreal, Castellón, Spain. It is said that Francisco’s father played flamenco and several other music styles on his guitar; when his father was away working as a watchman at the Convent of San Pascual the child would take his father’s guitar and attempt to make the beautiful sounds he had heard. Francisco’s nickname as a child was „Quiquet”.

An infection permanently impaired his eyesight and when the family moved to Castellón the child was enrolled in music classes. Both his first music teachers, Eugeni Ruiz and Manuel González, were blind.

In 1862, concert guitarist Julián Arcas, on tour in Castellón, heard the young Tárrega play and advised Tárrega’s father to allow Francisco to come to Barcelona to study with him. Tárrega’s father agreed, but insisted that his son take piano lessons as well. The guitar was viewed as an instrument to accompany singers, while the piano was all the rage throughout Europe. However, Tárrega had to stop his lessons shortly after, when Arcas left for a concert tour abroad. Although Tárrega was only ten years old, he ran away and tried to start a musical career on his own by playing in coffee houses and restaurants in Barcelona. He was soon found and brought back to his father, who had to make great sacrifices to advance his son’s musical education.

Three years later, in 1865, he ran away again, this time to Valencia where he joined a gang of gypsies. His father looked for him and brought him back home once more, but he ran away a third time, again to Valencia. By his early teens, Tárrega was proficient on both the piano and the guitar. For a time, he played with other musicians at local engagements to earn money, but eventually he returned home to help his family.

Tárrega entered the Madrid Conservatory in 1874, under the sponsorship of a wealthy merchant named Antonio Canesa. He had brought along with him a recently purchased guitar, made in Seville by Antonio de Torres. Its superior sonic qualities inspired him both in his playing and in his view of the instrument’s compositional potential. At the conservatory, Tárrega studied composition under Emilio Arrieta who convinced him to focus on guitar and abandon the idea of a career with the piano.

By the end of the 1870s, Tárrega was teaching the guitar (Emilio Pujol and Miguel Llobetas well as Daniel Fortea 1878-1953 were pupils of his) and giving regular concerts. Tárrega received much acclaim for his playing and began traveling to other areas of Spain to perform. By this time he was composing his first works for guitar, which he played in addition to works of other composers.

Acum clanu’ :

Joaquín Rodrigo, Spain’s greatest contemporary composer, said of Celedonio Romero: „He has contributed immensely through his artistic interpretations for classical guitar music. More importantly, he has enlarged and enriched the repertoire of 20th century music with his own compositions.”

Composer, guitarist and poet Celedonio Romero was born on March 2, 1913 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, while his father, an architect from Málaga, was constructing the Concert Hall in Cienfuegos. At a very young age Celedonio returned with his family to Málaga. Due to his prodigious talent on the guitar he was largely self-taught on the instrument. He studied music and received his degree at the Conservatory of Málaga, and later at the Conservatory of Madrid where he was a pupil of Joaquin Turina.

He first performed in public at the age of 10. After his formal debut at age 20, he played widely throughout Spain but was refused permission to perform outside of his native country. Deprived of his artistic freedom under the oppressive government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Celedonio escaped with his first to Portugal in 1957 and then in 1958 to the United States.

Within two years the family settled in southern California, and Celedonio created a guitar quartet with his sons Celin, Pepe, and Angel – The Romeros. Romero taught each of his sons to play the guitar from the age of two or three. All three of the Romero sons made their debuts by age seven. They all went on to become prominent guitarists. In an article in The New York Times, a noted critic wrote, „Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today. In fact, they virtually invented the format.” They became known as the „Royal Family of the Guitar”. In 1990, grandson Celino replaced Angel and the quartet comprised three generations of virtuosity. The family tradition continues with grandson Lito Romero joining the quartet upon Celedonio Romero’s death.

Pepe Romero (born March 8, 1944 in Málaga, Spain) is a world-renowned classical and flamenco guitarist. He is particularly famous for his outstanding technique and colorful musical interpretations on the instrument.

As a soloist Pepe Romero has appeared in the United States, Europe, and many countries around the world with the Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh, Boston, San Francisco and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York, Bogota and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, I Musici, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, the Hungarian State Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Spanish National Radio/Television Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, The New Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Springfiled Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the American Sinfonietta and the Bournemouth Symphony. He has been a special guest at the festivals of Salzburg, Israel, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhin, Osaka, Granada, Istanbul, Ravinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga and Hong Kong.

Since his first recording (at the age of 15) he has recorded over 50 solo albums and 30 albums as part of the famed guitar quartet The Romeros. He has played for Presidents Carter and Nixon, the Queen of the Netherlands, the Prince of Wales and Pope John Paul II. He has numerous international recording awards to his credit and has received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from University of Victoria.

His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, Michael Zearott, and Celedonio Romero.

Pepe Romero is the second son of Celedonio Romero, who was his only guitar teacher. His first professional appearance was in a shared concert with his father when Pepe was only seven years old.

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Bonus dupa „sapaturi”:



Si acum… chestia care m-a contrariat:

Pe youtube zice ca e Pepe! La inceputul inregistrarii scrie ca e Jose Romero! Asta in schimb nu apare deloc in clan! :mrgreen:

Stie cineva ceva?

Oricum merita auscultat (nu e greseala)!

The Romero Family

The Romeros – Highlights from Concerto Andaluz – Joaquin Rodrigo


Preludio – Chapi

Celedonio and Pepe Romero live on the Acoustic Experience

Celin & Angel Romero – K159

Sper ca va place si ca weekend-ul va fi frumos!


Sometimes called one of the greatest guitarists of all time

„Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez (in Algeciras, Cádiz on December 21, 1947), is a Spanish composer and guitarist, and leading proponent of the Modern Flamenco style. He is recognized as a skilled flamenco guitarist all over the world, , in any genre. Not only skilled in flamenco, he is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music. He enjoys, and has been a successful musician in, many styles such as classical, jazz and world music. He is the winner of the 2004 Prince of Asturias Awards in Arts, and is the uncle of Spanish pop singer Malú.” (Wikipedia)