On June 4th, Gloria Pérez Salmerón, Director of the National Library of Spain, presented a Tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo, in the framework of the institution’s Tricentennial events, which featured the copyist manuscript of Concierto de Aranjuez that was on view at the Library’s exhibit 300 years making history.
Rodrigo’s daughter, Cecilia, revealed audiovisual documents showing the work process the composer used to create and
give form to his music.
The violinist Agustín León Ara, the composer’s son-in-law, spoke of Rodrigo’s complex emotional involvement in the gestation of each work.
The classical guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey explained technical aspects of the creative language used by Rodrigo, with eloquent musical illustrations in which he pointed out the importance of this work in the world of the solo guitarist, to the point of saying “there was a before and after” the Concierto de Aranjuez.