Joaquín Rodrigo was one of the most honored of twentieth century Spanish composers. Several of his compositions, in particular the Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, have attained worldwide fame. Blind from the age of three due to diphtheria, Rodrigo undertook early musical studies under Francisco Antich in Valencia (1920-1923) and Paul Dukas at the École Normale de Musique in Paris (1927-1932). While in Paris, Rodrigo befriended many of the great composers of the time, and received particular encouragement from his fellow Spaniard Manuel de Falla. In 1933 he married the Turkish pianist Victoria Kamhi; they remained inseparable companions until her death in 1997. After returning to Spain in 1934, Rodrigo quickly won, with some help from Falla, the Conde de Cartagena scholarship that allowed him to return to Paris to study ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra 1954 20:12 Concerto
Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra 1939 21:40 Concerto
Invocación y danza, for guitar ("Homenaje a Manuel de Falla") 1962 08:16 Chamber Music Miscellaneous (Classical)
Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra 1966 31:18 Concerto
En los trigales, for guitar (Por los campos de España No. 1) 1938 03:50 Chamber Music
Madrigales (4) amatorios, for voice & piano (or soprano & orchestra) 1947 05:51 Vocal Music
Elogio de la guitarra, for guitar 1971 15:15 Chamber Music
De los álamos vengo madre, for voice & piano (or soprano & orchestra, Madrigales amatorios No. 4) 1947 02:08 Vocal Music
Zarabanda lejana, for guitar ("Homenaje a Luis de Milán") 1926 05:06 Chamber Music
Concierto pastoral, for flute & orchestra 1978 25:08 Concerto
Tonadilla, for 2 guitars 1959 11:15 Chamber Music
Sonata a la española, for guitar 1969 08:13 Chamber Music
En tierras de Jerez, for guitar 1960 04:34 Chamber Music
Serenata al alba del día, for flute (or violin) & guitar 1982 04:33 Chamber Music
Sones en la giralda (Fantasia sevillana), for harp & chamber orchestra 1963 08:36 Concerto
Pastoral for guitar (arranged by Pepe Romero) 1926 02:34 Chamber Music
Concierto serenata, for harp & orchestra 1952 23:21 Concerto
En Aranjuez con tu amor, for voice & piano (or guitar) (after the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez) 1968 04:29 Vocal Music
Fandango for guitar (Piezas españolas No. 1) 1954 03:51 Chamber Music
Concierto andaluz, for 4 guitars & orchestra 1967 24:46 Concerto
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