undoubtedly has the power to charm, particularly when it is written with genuine feeling
and ability. In this superlative collection we hear music with just this quality, music
that truly delights the senses. The source of this enchantment is the music written by
Gonzalo Roig, which forms the basis of this album.
Of Roig's many compositions, Quiéreme
Mucho is probably the best known and the most responsible for his reputation as a
composer of great merit. Side Two of the album opens with this lovely melody in a
resplendent instrumental interpretation by the composer. Also included in this collection
are Fantasía Sobre dos Temas del Baile Típico de "El Cocuye" and Hoy
Son Día de Reye, two other celebrated Roig compositions.
To enrich the wealth of material by Roig
several other well-known Latin American selections have been added, including the popular Bella
Cubana by White, and Tú, an habanera by Sánchez de Fuentes.