The National Library of Spain is presenting "300 years making history"

bnemanuscrito2bnemanuscritoThe National Library of Spain in Madrid is presenting the exhibition 300 years making history: a selection of the most emblemmatic pieces in its  collections.  Among the treasures on display is the handwritten score of Concierto de Aranjuez which was used for the premiere in 1940 by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Barcelona, conducted by César Mendoza Lasalle.  On this copyist score the conductor’s annotations are clearly visible.  The Archive of the Rodrigo Foundation holds the original manuscript of Concierto de Aranjuez written by Joaquín Rodrigo in Braille.
Masterpieces on view in the exhibition include: the Libro de música para vihuela intitulado Orphenica lyra, by Miguel de Fuenllana; the Beato de Liébana, Commentarius in Apocalypsis, Codice belonging to Fernando I and Doña Sancha; or Cantigas de Santa María belonging to Alphonse X, the Wise.

Family Concert at the Cultural Center of Tres Cantos (Madrid)

On Sunday, January 8th, at the Cultural Center of Tres Cantos, Madrid, at 12:00 a Family Concert will take place featuring the Christmas carols (Retablo de Navidad) written by Joaquín Rodrigo which are included in the bilingual book/CD, Feliz Navidad con... Merry Christmas with... Joaquín Rodrigo.  The concert will be presented by Cecilia Rodrigo and Cecilia Leon of the Rodrigo Foundation, Georgina García-Mauriño, author of the book, the soprano Sonia de Munck and the pianist Aurelio Viribay.  Everyone is welcome!

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