Introduction: Joaquín Rodrigo (02:12)
February, 1976, Joaquín Soler Serrano interviews Spanish composer and virtuoso pianist, Joaquín Rodrigo, for Spanish TV. Rodrigo opens the program playing a piano piece.
Joaquín Rodrigo: Great Spanish Musicians (03:40)
Joaquín Rodrigo believes his musical style is closer to Spanish greats of the turn of the century, Falla, Granados and Albeniz. Rodrigo talks about his family in Sagunto, Valencia. The loss of his eyesight at the age of three inclined Rodrigo toward music.
Joaquín Rodrigo: Paris (02:49)
In 1927, Rodrigo studied with Paul Dukas in Paris who furthered his career, debuting his first work in 1929. Rodrigo met Falla, Stravinski and found fellowship with Ravel. Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" is considered one of the great works of Spanish music.
Joaquín Rodrigo: "Concierto de Aranjuez" (02:18)
Rodrigo describes how he came to write the "Concierto de Aranjuez" in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War for guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza, to evoke the late 18th century. Seventeen recordings with different orchestras and guitarists were made so far.
Joaquín Rodrigo: Hard Times (01:13)
Rodrigo describes the difficult times after the family suffered losses during the Spanish Civil War and when he was in Germany
Joaquín Rodrigo Performs "A l'ombre de Torre Bermeja" (05:33)
Rodrigo plays "A l'ombre de Torre Bermeja" composed in 1945 and dedicated to pianist Ricardo Nunez.
Credits: Joaquín Rodrigo (00:31)
Credits: Joaquín Rodrigo
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