The Festival of the Guitar in the town of Petrer, province of Alicante, Spain, will take place this year from July 12-26. Among the diverse events in the Festival, several are dedicated to Joaquín Rodrigo, including a conference by Cecilia Rodrigo and the closing concert.
July 23: 12:30:Todo sobre mi padre, Conference by Cecilia Rodrigo The composer’s daughter gives an intimate and personal view. Place: Ecomut http://www.guitarrapetrer.com/es/2014/Evento/Ver/85
July 24: 12:20:La noche de su Aranjuez, Conference by José María Gallardo del Rey Paco de Lucía and Concierto de Aranjuez, his learning process. Place: Ecomut http://www.guitarrapetrer.com/es/2014/Evento/Ver/83 July 26: 20:30: Petrer Closing Concert Place: Teatro Cervantes Fantasía para un gentilhombre Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia Conductor: Francisco Maestre Guitarist: Thierry Begin-Lamontagne http://www.guitarrapetrer.com/es/2014/Evento/Ver/75
Joaquín Rodrigo's Songs with piano. A poetic-musical and psychoeducational study, the doctoral thesis written by Mª Dolores Moreno Guil, was recently awarded the highest grade 'Sobresaliente cum laude' by the University of Córdoba. The 459-page thesis studies the art of the concert song in Spain, situates the composer in his historic, aesthetic and psychological setting, and analizes each of the songs with a poetic-musical guide.