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The boy who imagined music: a musical story.
The gripping story of a young blind boy who dreamed of being a musician and went on to become a great composer. His life was as exciting as a novel. His journey through life is an example of overcoming hardships.
The boy who imagined music narrates in the first person the story of a child who rose above his physical handicap of blindness to triumph in life and become one of Spain’s most universal composers. The narration is accompanied by numerous fragments of Joaquín Rodrigo’s pieces.
Script by Eduardo Moyano, CD version narrated by Iñaki Gabilondo, and CD booklet illustrations by Teo Puebla. Available in Spanish, English and German.
Which contains 31 songs for voice and guitar. Among its many songs are included Aranjuez, ma pensée, an original work by the composer, and Cuatro madrigales amatorios, in a transcribed version for voice and guitar by Marco Socías.
A 129 page high quality score, edited with extra special care.
In Works there is complete information on Joaquín Rodrigo's entire production, classified according to the type of composition and containing a short musical fragment of each work.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 20:00h, an extraordinary concert sponsored by National Heritage will take place at the Patio de Armas of the Palace of Aranjuez. “JOAQUÍN RODRIGO IN ARANJUEZ”
RTVE Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez Guitar soloist: Rafael Aguirre On the program: Concierto de Aranjuez Música para un jardín
Free admission until full seating capacity is reached. (1000 seats) The Palace doors will open at 19:00h. We recommend that you arrive early, especially if you need to park a vehicle.
Although this Concerto is a piece of pure music, without any specific program, its composer, by identifying a specific place – Aranjuez – intended to indicate a particular time – the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, the courts of Charles IV and Ferdinand VII, a subtly stylized atmosphere of majas and bullfighters, and of Spanish sounds returning from America.
The music of the Concierto de Aranjuez sounds forth – hidden in the breeze which moves the leaves of the gardens – and only wishes to be agile like a butterfly, but as tightly controlled as a verónica, the pass of a bullfighter’s cape.
Annual concert at the Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation organized by professor Ana Benavides, and performed by students and professors from the Joaquín Turina Conservatory, with the special participation of the clarinet ensemble directed by Pedro Rubio.