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Joaquin Rodrigo and Victoria Kamhi playing the piano four hands

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The Birds of Spring

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Victoria Kamhi tells the following story in her memoirs “Hand in hand with Joaquín Rodrigo”:

“About the first of June, 1969, we had a visit from Dr. Isao Takahashi, eminent oculist and promoter of the classical guitar in Japan. He had worked for eight years in Lambarene with Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and was broadly cultured. From our first meeting we formed a firm friendship. On this occasion he was accompanied by his wife, Take, a delightful person, and we chatted a while about one thing and another.  As the door leading to the terrace was open, we could see flocks of swifts, swooping and darting in incessant flight, uttering their cheerful calls.  
“How beautiful!” exclaimed Take, marvelling. “Why doesn’t Maestro Rodrigo write a work which would reflect the flight of these lovely birds, a symbol of spring?”
“Nothing easier”, replied Joaquín, smiling. “It will be a piece for the guitar, and I will dedicate it to you”.  
“Magnificent! Then, the premiere will be in Tokyo, and on that occasion, we invite you to visit our country.”
Joaquín kept his promise, and three years later he sent his new work, Pájaros de Primavera (The Birds of Spring) to Tokyo, dedicating it to Mrs. Takahashi. But she was then critically ill, suffering from incurable cancer. She heard the work from her hospital bed, interpreted by a guitarist friend, on the eve of her death.  
Dr. Takahashi also kept his word, and through his initiative, we were both engaged by the impresario Tetsuyi Matsuoka to make a concert tour of Japán.  When, in every concert, we listened to this inspired piece played by the guitarist, Christopher Parkening, our hearts were filled with sadness.

The Birds of Spring (1972)



Última adquisición de la Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo

 
2746 2745Copia manuscrita de la partitura del Concierto de Aranjuez, para guitarra y orquesta, años 1940. Adquirida en subasta pública en Francia el 28 de marzo, 2014, procedente del archivo personal del duo de guitarra, Ida Presti y Alexandre Lagoya.
El estreno de Concierto de Aranjuez en Francia corrió a cargo de Ida Presti el 16 septiembre de 1948.

Copia manuscrita de la partitura de En los trigales, para guitarra, hacia 1938. Adquirida en la misma subasta, procedente del archivo personal del duo de guitarra Ida Presti y Alexandre Lagoya.

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