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Joaquín Rodrigo: A Portrait

Joaquín Rodrigo: A Portrait

  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-184-379-274-1
  • Barcode: 9781843792741
  • Approximate length: 15,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone (enhanced)

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999) was a prolific composer whose remarkable guitar concerto, the famous Concierto de Aranjuez, brought Spanish music to the attention of a wide international public. This portrait highlights the variety and quality of the orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces that make up his output of more than 200 works.

About the Author

A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London, Graham Wade was formerly Head of Strings at Leeds College of Music. Internationally acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on the classical guitar, his publications include biographical studies as well as works on guitar history. A contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, he was awarded the Schott Gold Medal in 2002 for his research into the music of Joaquín Rodrigo. He has been guest lecturer at universities, colleges and summer schools worldwide and an examiner at leading British conservatoires.