|1940||World Premiere of Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Barcelona, conducted by César Mendoza Lasalle, with soloist Regino Sainz de la Maza, in Barcelona on November 9.|
|1941||Birth of his daughter, Cecilia, on January 27.|
|1942||National Music Prize for the Concierto heroico, for piano and orchestra. Music critic for "Pueblo" newspaper, later for "Marca" and "Madrid".|
|1943||World premiere of Concierto heroico, for piano and orchestra, by the National Orchestra of Spain, conducted by Ernesto Halffter, with soloist Leopoldo Querol, in Lisbon, Portugal on April 3.|
|1944||Advisor for Music and Head of Music broadcasts for Radio Nacional de España. World premiere of Concierto de estío, for violin and orchestra, by the National Orchestra of Spain, conducted by Bartolomé Pérez Casas, with soloist Enrique Iniesta, in Lisbon, Portugal on April 1.|
|1945||Awarded the Encomienda de Alfonso X el Sabio.|
|1947||Named Professor of Music History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Complutense University of Madrid.|
|1948||First prize for Ausencias de Dulcinea in the Cervantes Competition (commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Cervantes.|
|1949||Commissioned by Gaspar Cassadó, premiere in Madrid of Concerto in modo galante for cello and orchestra by the National Orchestra of Spain, conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta, with soloist Gaspar Cassadó.
Trip to Argentina.