Monday, April 21, 2008

Rodrigo, Joaquin

(1902-1999), Spanish composer, a composer and virtuoso pianist, despite being blind from an early age, he achieved great success. He studied with Dukas in Paris, then taught at the Madrid Conservatory. He is considered to be reputable for popularizing classical guitar music, and his Concerto d Aranjuez is one of the principles of the Spanish music and guitar concerto repertoire.

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