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NOW AVAILABLE:Joaquín Rodrigo a través de sus escritos (Joaquín Rodrigo through his writings)
This is a publication of the famous composer’s literary work, his astonishing culture and erudition, profound knowledge of the musical world, rich expressivity, originality and quality of his writings, his sense of humor, the beauty of his metaphors, the clarity of his ideas and hisrefined personality.
288 Pages Retail Price: 19,95€
Concierto de Aranjuez - Jazz version Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo is proud to announce the international management of Gil Evans' jazz version of the Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuezwritten for Miles Davis and found in “Sketches of Spain”.
We will provide jazz groups the orchestra materials for hire.
In events you will find all the concerts, prizes, expositions, etc. related to Rodrigo and his music programmed worldwide.
This past July 5th, on the eve of the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the composer's death, the world premiere of "La Azucena de Quito" - an unfinished oratorio by Joaquín Rodrigo with the text of José María Valverde - took place. The performance was given by the Symphony Orchestra of Guayaquil, in Ecuador. In the words of the orchestra conductor, Dante Santiago Anzolini: "The world premiere was a great success, applauded by an audience of 1.250 people. The work has sublime moments, gorgeous instrumentation and astonishing quality. It's a real pity that it was never finished. It would have been an extraordinary opera."
The aria "Despedida de Azucena", which was premiered in Madrid on November 24th, 1962 by Isabel Penagos and is published, served as a closure for the performance of this incomplete cantata.
On July 6th, 1999, Joaquín Rodrigo passed away in Madrid, at home and surrounded by his family.
On July 21st, 1997, his wife Victoria Kamhi passed away. Following their wishes, both are buried at the cemetery of Aranjuez, under a mausoleum sculpted by Pablo Serrano. On July 6th, 2019, the world commemorates the universal composer, Joaquín Rodrigo.
“I believe that what outlives us is that which is superior. For those of us who dedicate ourselves to creating, it would be especially bitter, especially saddening, to admit that everything ends at death.” Joaquín Rodrigo