Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999), Spanish composer of the 20th century. His musical works possess an unmistakable personal imprint, the summit being the extremely famous Concierto de Aranjuez.
What is not as well known about this renowned composer, who went blind at the age of three, is his extensive literary work. His writings - read on radio programs and published in the press during half a century, as well as presented at conferences given at the most prestigious European universities, master classes, and speeches – allow us to discover not only his astonishing erudition, but also the depth of his thoughts, his profound knowledge of the musical world, and his ability to comment on the great master composers of the past and of his time, many of whom he personally met and corresponded with.
Round table held last Wednesday, June 19th at the National Library of Spain. Speakers: Cecilia Rodrigo, Agustín León Ara, Consuelo Díez and Carlos Laredo.