Aranjuez

What is Aranjuez ? A very old city, not far from Madrid.

Why talking about Aranjuez ?

Aranjuez is well known for its strawberries and asparagus.
But yes.
Aranjuez is relatively well known for the number of treaties that have been signed.


And Aranjuez is immensely known by the concerto that bears its name :

Concierto de Aranjuez

It was written in 1939, by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Listen to what the word means: “melancholy“. The composer says that his music captures “the fragrances of magnolias, the song of birds, and the runoff of fountains” of the garden of Aranjuez. He was amazed, he said, with the interpretation made by Paco de Lucia. How not be ? It’s all finesse ….

Paco de Lucia Concierto de Aranjuez
Miles Davis – Concierto de Aranjuez – Sketches of Spain
The Modern Jazz Quartet – Concierto de Aranjuez

We do not count the different versions of this masterful work.


And what is beautiful is that it accepts all the sensibilities. The pearl magic of the Modern Jazz Quartet gives you different thrills from the dark and enveloping tessitura of the Mille Davis trumpet ….

Here is for me all the beauty of Spain.
The one I loved while listening to Luz Casal
Watching Vicotria Abril
And not returning from Almodovar’s films
Pieces of Frederico Garcia Lorca, and I spare you all the dazzling madness of Spanish painters

Un Año de Amor – Luz Casal Film «Tacones Lejanos» by Pedro Almodóvar

I have not finished with Spain … but : it’s over for this post!

Dedicated especially to those who loved Spain….

Piensa en mi ~ Luz Casal for “Tacones Lejanos” by Pedro Almodovar

For there to be no mistake: Luz Casal is only the wonderful voice of Almodovar’s film.

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11 thoughts on “Aranjuez

  1. Wonderful article, dear. I like and i share. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you so much ! Would you like to, on occasion, explain to me how to share articles? There are 2/3 technical things that I still do not understand in wordpress…

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  3. Sure, dear.

    First, and firstly, think of me as a visitor (actually, i’m a visitor to your site, and not only me. Whoever is visiting your blog is a visitor. I know it sounds silly, but i insist on the word “visitor’ since when someone configures his/her blog should use all the sharing buttons, if he/she is interested his/her content to be shared).

    Second, and secondly. The visitor doesn’t have to be a blogger. But the visitor, same way as the blogger, might have an account somewhere. For example : he/she might have a facebook account, or a twitter account, or whatever. Same thing with the blogger. The blogger might have a facebook, or a twitter account, or whatever.

    Now, when i write on the comment field “I Share”, i mean that i will share a post of yours to my social accounts, to wherever i want, either to facebook, or twitter, or to all of my social accounts, or to send your post to a friend of mine through the social (since my friend has social accounts) or through an email. I can, also, print your post (one of the sharing buttons is for printing a post, if you wish to print it).

    The bloggers can share their posts either through their site (or website, or blog, you may call it whatever you want) or through the wordpress backend (if you’ re not a blogger, you don’t have access to the wordpress backend, it is self explanatory).

    An additional sharing wordpress function is to reblog a post of another blogger. When you reblog, this particular post will appear to your own blog, with a comment of yours, if you wish to write a comment by the time you click on the reblog button, since you’ re allowed to.

    Ps : how else can i help you ?

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  4. We stray, but return to Paco de Lucia. C’est l’infini…

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  5. Thank you a thousand and a thousand times!!!
    I understand better why I didn’t understand: we didn’t open a Facebook / twitter account for Altair.
    I was looking for a ‘share’ button that I could not find….

    Otherwise I don’t know why I can’t comment or like articles when I go to sites – I have to go back to the preview page of the Reader. I think it’s because I’m using Mozilla.
    And I admit that I don’t really distinguish between views and visits.
    All I know is that when one or the other of us goes to the site from his computer, he is not counted as a visitor.
    But they are details.
    Right now I’m looking for how to go back to the top of the page when we got down …. It’s not clear. It’s technical!

    Thank you again, you took a lot of your time to answer me, it’s very nice. And it was Saturday, it was the party here 🙂

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  6. Son interprétation est magistrale, ça me bouleverse à chaque fois. Et c’est un amour d’enfance Aranjuez, je dois l’avouer.

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  7. 1. Yes, exactly. You need to have a social account in order to share your own posts (facebook, twitter, skype, etc.) . If you don’t, the only sharing option you are left with is to reblog. In case you decide to sign up for an account somewhere and you want to share your posts, you’ ll use the same buttons that i use to share your posts. Additionally, though, there is a wordpress option in order for your posts to be shared automatically at your social accounts, without having to click on the sharing buttons.

    2. When you write a post, there are some options you can choose from. The option NOT to allow comments, and the option NOT to allow sharing, for this particular post, but you can choose the same options for all of your posts from the dashboard. And, probably, this the reason you can’t comment, or whatever, because the blooger you are visiting doesn’t allow you to, OR because he/she has made some kind of different configuration for the comments. But, if you CAN comment by moving back to the backend, then something else is going on. And yes, there are a few issues sometimes (let’s say technical, but we cannot deal with them). Sometimes , there are browser’s issues, too.

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  8. Pfff…. they are everywhere …… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. I love the Concierto de Aranjuez! It’s such a wonderful piece of music.

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  10. Ah yes ! I love this music since I was a child and every time, I am upset. And so I do not understand that it almost never goes on stage. I want to see that 🙂

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