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Joaquin Rodrigo (Composer)

Born: 22nd November 1901, Sagunto, Spain

Died: 6th July 1999, Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquess of the Gardens of Aranjuez was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist. He is best known for composing the Concierto de Aranjuez, a cornerstone of the classical guitar repertoire.

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Interview, Joan Enric Lluna on Rodrigo

Spanish conductor Joan Enric Lluna talks to David about his new album celebrating the breadth of Joaquín Rodrigo's compositional output.

Recording of the Week, Miloš plays guitar works by Rodrigo and de Falla

The Montenegrin guitarist performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre and Falla’s Homenaje a Debussy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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