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RODRIGO, Joaquin
b Sagunto, Spain, 22 November 1901
d Madrid, 6 July 1999, aged ninety-seven

He was blind from the age of three. He took composition lessons in Valencia, and in 1927 entered the Schola Cantonum in Paris, as a pupil of Dukas and with encouragement from Falla He lived in Paris and Germany during the Spanish Civil War, returning to Madrid in 1939. He has travelled widely, and has been awarded his country's highest honours.

1934 (32)

Cantico de la Esposa, for voice and piano

1939 (37)

Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar and orchestra

1942 (40)

Concierto Heroico, for piano and orchestra

1943 (41)

Concierto de Estio, for violin and orchestra

1947 (45)

Four Madrigales Amatorias, for voice and piano (with orchestra, 1948)

1948 (46)

Ausencias de Dulcinea, for bass, four sopranos and orchestra

1949 (47)

Concierto Galante, for cello and orchestra

1952 (50)

Four Villancicos, for voice and piano

Four Villancicos, for chorus (Canciones de Navidad)

1954 (52)

Concert-Serenade, for harp and orchestra

c1955 (c53)

Fantasia para un gentilhombre, for guitar

1965 (63)

Sonata Pimpante, for violin and piano (1965-6)

1967 (65)

Concierto Andaluz, for four guitars and orchestra

1968 (66)

Concierto Madrigal, for two guitars and orchestra

1969 (67)

Sonata a la Espagnola, for guitar

1970 (68)

Con Antonio Machado, for voice and piano

Rodrigo has also composed:

Sones en la Giralda (Fantasia Sevillana), for harp and orchestra

Triptic de Mosen Cinto

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