1990 Honorary Doctorate, University of Exeter, UK.  Gold Medal of Madrid. Premiere of the ballet Concierto madrigal by the Ballet Lírico Nacional with choreography by Nacho Duato, in Murcia on October 6.

1991 Knight of the Royal Order of Santa María del Puig (Valencia). Silver Seal of the city of Valencia. Guerrero Foundation Prize for Spanish Music in its first edition. Awarded hereditary title of nobility Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez, (Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez) by King Juan Carlos I. 
Worldwide celebration of his 90th birthday.

1992 Awarded the Order of Félix Varela, First Degree, by the Cuban government. Academician of Honor, Royal Academy of Valencian Culture. 
Filming of the documentary "Shadows & Lights. Joaquín Rodrigo at 90", directed by Larry Weinstein of Rhombus Media, Canada.

1993 World premiere of Motu perpetuo, for accordeon, by Yosu Ubierna, in San Sebastian on December 15th.

1994 Gold Medal, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.

1995 Gold Medal, Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid. "Ondas" Prize for classical music. Distinction for cultural merit, Generalitat Valenciana.

1996 Príncipe de Asturias Prize for the Arts. Gold Medal of Sagunto. Commemorative Bronze Medal Joaquín Rodrigo, issued by Schott Music. Great Cross of the Order of Social Solidarity. . "Gold Star", Autonomous Community of Madrid. Birth of his first great grandson, Santiago.

1997 Gerión for the Arts Prize. Death of his wife, Victoria Kamhi, July 21.

1998 The French government names him Commendeur des Arts et des Lettres. Prize for Best Composer of Classical Music, SGAE and AIE. Medal of Honor of UIMP, International University Menéndez Pelayo, Santander.

1999 Birth of his second granddaughter, Cecilia, January 31. Gold Medal Festival of Granada. Death of Joaquín Rodrigo July 6 in Madrid. Buried in the family vault in the cemetery of Aranjuez.

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