Joaquín Rodrigo, Spain's leading composer of the second half of the twentieth century, was also a writer of considerable distinction. In addition to his 200 compositions in almost every musical form, including the world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, he published articles and critical reviews throughout his life. This volume makes available Rodrigo's writings to English-speaking readers throughout the world. The generous selection reveals an outstanding critical mind, equally illuminating on the main developments in the history of classical music and its most important composers, from Bach and Mozart to Verdi and Puccini, as well as Rodrigo's contemporaries. Rodrigo’s writings also cover many aspects of the culture and music of Spain and the country's major composers, as well as being an invaluable guide to an understanding and appreciation of Rodrigo's own works. The composer's style of writing is extremely varied, by turns incisive, eloquent, poetic, or delightfully humorous. Given the worldwide fame and popularity of his music, the availability in English of a large number of the composer's many articles and critical reviews will be of the greatest interest to musicians, scholars, music critics, and music-lovers alike.
The National Orchestra of Spain presents the release of its newest recording, a double-CD conducted by Juanjo Mena.
Friday, November 19th at 1:30pm.
Salón de tapices of the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid.
Concierto en modo galante and Concierto como un divertimento, for cello and orchestra.
Soloist, Asier Polo.
Concierto serenata and Sones en la Giralda, for harp and orchestra.
Soloist, Marie-Pierre Langlamet.
Triptíc de Mossèn Cinto, for soprano and orchestra.
Soloist, Raquel Lojendio
Concierto de estío, for violin and orchestra.
Soloist, Laura Salcedo.
Homenaje a la Tempranica, orchestral work.