Spanish composer. His music is refined, luminous, with a particular predominance of melody, and original harmonies. Afterwards, he proceeded to make the final corrections with the collaboration of his wife. At the age of three, he lost his sight as a consequence of an epidemic of diphtheria. The composer would say later, without bitterness, that this personal tragedy probably led him towards a career in music. At the age of eight in Valencia, he began his musical studies of solfa, violin and piano.
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Sagunto, Nov. Madrid, July 6, He contracted diphtheria and went totally blind at the age of 4. In he was befriended by Falla. In he returned to Spain. He was awarded the Conde de Catagena Scholarship in and returned to Paris to pursue training in music history and musicology with Emmanuel at the Cons.
In he settled in Madrid, and in he was appointed to a provisional chair at the Real Cons. Superior de Musica. Rodrigo was awarded the Premio Nacional de Musica in In he was appointed to the Manuel de Falla Chair in Music as a prof. His most celebrated score is the Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orch. Among his later concertos, the Fantasia para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Orch.
In addition to his many fine solo guitar pieces, he also composed a number of effective solo piano pieces. Madrid, Nov. Madrid, Dec. San Antonio , Nov. London, Oct. Barcelona, Oct. Salamanca, Oct. Cuenca, April 15, ; rev.
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