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Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez (Spanish: [xoa'kin ro'ð?i?o\]; November 22, 1901 – July 6, 1999), commonly known as Joaquín Rodrigo, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist.Rodrigo's music is among the most popular music of the twentieth century. In particular, his Concierto de Aranjuez is considered one of the pinnacles of the Spanish music and of the guitar concerto repertoire.OrchestralOrchestraCinco Piezas Infantiles (1928)Tres viejos aires de danza (1929; first performance, Jan. 20, 1930, by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Valencia conducted by José Manuel Izquierdo)Dos miniaturas andaluzas (1929; first performance, Nov. 22, 1999, at the Palau de la Música de Valencia, Spain, by the Orquesta de Cámara Joaquín Rodrigo)Zarabande lejana y Villancico (1930; first performance, March 9, 1931, at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, by the Orquesta Femenina de París, conducted by Jane Evrard)Per la flor del Lliri Blau, symphonic poem (1934; First Prize, Círculo de Bellas Artes)Soleriana (first performance by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Hans von Benda, on August 22, 1953 in Berlin)Pavana Real (1955)Música para un jardín (1957) [Orchestration of his two piano Berceuses\]A la busca del más allá (1976; commissioned by the Houston Symphony for the United States Bicentennial, Rodrigo was inspired by the thought of space exploration)Palillos y panderetas (1982)RondallaEstudiantina (1962)Symphonic Wind EnsembleHomenaje a la Tempranica (1939; first performance, 1939, in Paris by the Orquesta Femenina de París, conducted by Jane Evrard)Homenaje a Sagunto (1955)Adagio Para Orquesta de Instrumentos de Viento (1966; first performance in June 1966, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Austin Boudreau)Pasodoble para Paco Alcalde (1975)ConcertanteCelloDos piezas caballerescas for four-piece cello orchestra (1945; first performance, May 27, 1945, in Madrid by cello ensemble students of Juan Ruiz Casaux) - later transcribed for four guitars by Peter JermerConcierto en modo galante (1949; first performance, Nov. 4, 1949, in Madrid by Gaspar Cassadó, with the Orquesta Nacional de España, conducted by Ataulfo Argenta)Concierto como un divertimento (1981)FluteAria antigua (1960)Concierto pastoral (1978)GuitarConcierto de Aranjuez (1939)Fantasía para un gentilhombre (1954)Concierto madrigal for two guitars (1966; commissioned by Alexandre Lagoya and Ida Presti; first performance, July 30, 1967, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, by Angel Romero and Pepe Romero, with the Los Angeles Symphony conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos)Concierto Andaluz for four guitars (1967)Concierto para una fiesta (1982; first performance, March 5, 1983, at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, TX, by Pepe Romero, with the Texas Little Symphony conducted by John Giordano)Rincones de España (1990; first performance by Angel Romero on March 7, 1991, at New York's Lincoln Center)HarpConcierto serenata (1954)Sones en la Giralda (1963; written as a wedding present for the harpist Marisa Robles) - later transcribed for guitar and orchestra by Pepe RomeroPianoJuglares (1923); first public performance: 1924, ValenciaConcierto heroico (1943)ViolinDos esbozos for violin and piano (1923; Rodrigo's "Opus 1")Cançoneta for violin and string orchestra (1923; first performance in 1923 in Valencia, Spain, by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Valencia, conducted by José Manuel Izquierdo)Concierto de estío (1944; first performance, April 16, 1944, by Enrique Iniesta, at the Teatro San Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal, with the Orquesta Nacional de España, conducted by Bartolomé Pérez Casas)Set Cançons Valencianes for violin and piano (1982)InstrumentalBandoneónMotu perpetuo (1960)CelloComo una fantasía (1979; first performance, March 17, 1981, by Carlos Prieto, in Mexico City)GuitarZarabanda lejana (1926; first performance by Joaquín Nin-Culmell, in Paris)Toccata para guitarra (1933; first performance, June 1, 2006, by Marcin Dylla, in Madrid)En Los Trigales (1938; first performance by Regino Sainz de la Maza; later published as part of Por los campos de España)Tiento Antiguo (1942; first performance, 1942, by Regino Sainz de la Maza)Three Spanish Pieces - Tres Piezas Españolas (Fandango, Passacaglia, Zapateado) (1954; dedicated to Andrés Segovia)Bajando de la meseta (1954; first performance by Nicolás Alfonso in Brussels; later published as part of Por los campos de España)Entre olivares (1956; dedicated to Manuel López Ramos; later published as part of Por los campos de España)En tierras de Jerez (1957; dedicated to Luise Walker)Tonadilla (1959; first performance by the guitar duo of Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya)Junto al Generalife (1959; first performance by Siegfrid Behrend)Sonata Giocosa (1960; dedicated to Renata Tarragó)Invocación y danza (1961; first performance, May 12, 1962, by Alirio Díaz, at the Château de la Brède near Bordeaux, France—First prize, Coupe International de Guitare, awarded by Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française [ORTF\])Sonata a la Española (1963; dedicated to Ernesto Bitetti)Tres pequeñas piezas (Ya se van los pastores, Por caminos de Santiago, Pequeña Sevillana) (1963)Elogio de la guitarra (1971; written for the guitarist Angelo Gilardino, who gave the first performance)Pajaros de primavera (1972; commissioned by Dr. Isao Takahashi, a promotor of classical guitar in Japan, for his wife Take Takahashi; first performed in 1972 at the hospital bedside of Take Takahashi in Japan, "interpreted by a guitarist friend," as she was dying of cancer—Christopher Parkening gave the first public performance, also in Japan)Dos preludios (1976; first performance, 1989, by Celedonio Romero, in Los Angeles, CA, and first recording by Wolfgang Lendle)Tríptico (1978; first performance, 1978, by Alexandre Lagoya, at the Château de Rougerie in France)Un tiempo fue Itálica famosa (1981; first performance, 1989, by Randy Pile in San Diego, CA)Ecos de Sefarad (1987; first performance, 1989, by Sherri Rottersman, at the Círculo Medina in Madrid)¡Qué buen caminito! (1987; first performance, 1987, by Mariá Esther Guzmán, at the Conservatorio de Música de Sevilla)HarpImpromptu (1959; first performance by Ana María Martini Gil)PianoSuite pour piano (1923)Berceuse d'automne (1923)Cinco Piezas Infantiles (Son chicos que pasan, Después de un cuento, Mazurka, Plegaria, Gritería) (1924)Preludio al Gallo mañanero (1926)Zarabande lejana (1926)Pastorale (1926)Bagatela (1926)Berceuse de printemps (1928)Air de Ballet sur le nom d'une Jeune Fille (1930)Serenata Española (1931)Sonada de adiós ('Homenaje a Paul Dukas') (1935)Cuatro Piezas (Caleseras, Fandango del ventorrillo, Prayer of the Princess of Castile, Danza Valenciana) (1936-1938)Tres Danzas de España (Rústica, Danza de los tres doncellas, Serrana) (1941)Gran Marcha de los Subsecretarios (1941)A l'ombre de Torre Bermeja (1945)Cuatro Estampas Andaluzas (1946-1952)El Album de Cecilia (María de los Reyes, Jota de las Palomas, Canción del Hada rubia, Canción del Hada morena, El negrito Pepo, Borriquillos a Belén) (1948)Cinco Sonatas de Castilla, con Toccata a modo de Pregón (1950-1951)Danza de la Amapola (1972)Atardecer (1975)Sonatina para dos Muñecas (1977)Tres Evocaciones (Tarde en el parque, Noche en el Guadalquivir, Triana) (1980-1981)Preludio de Añoranza (1987)ViolinCapriccio (1944; first performance, Jan. 8, 1946, by Enrique Iniesta, in Madrid)Vocal/choralAve Maria for unaccompanied choir (1923)Ausencias de Dulcinea (1948); First prize, Cervantes CompetitionCuatro Madrigales Amatorios (1948)De las doce canciones españolas (Textos populares adaptados por Victoria Kamhi) (1951)Villancicos y canciones de navidad (1952); Ateneo de Madrid PrizeCuatro canciones sephardies (1965)El Hijo Fingido, ZarzuelaPorque toco el panderoCántico de San Francisco de Asís (1982)Guitar and voiceCoplas del Pastor Enamorado (1935)Tres Canciones Españolas (1951)Tres Villancicos (1952)Romance de Durante (1955)Folías Canarias (1958)Aranjuez, ma pensée (1988)

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