Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The accomplishment of this concerto prompted commissions

The accomplishment of this concerto prompted commissions from various unmistakable soloists, including Nicanor Zabaleta, for whom Rodrigo committed his Concierto serenata for Harp and Orchestra, Julian Lloyd Webber, for whom Rodrigo made his Concierto como un divertimento for cello and ensemble, and James Galway, for whom Rodrigo created his Concierto pastoral for woodwind and symphony. In 1954 Rodrigo formed Fantasía para un gentilhombre at the appeal of Andrés Segovia. His Concierto Andaluz, for four guitars and ensemble, was charged by Celedonio Romero for himself and his three children. 
None of Rodrigo's lives up to expectations, in any case, accomplished the famous and basic accomplishment of the Concierto de Aranjuez and the Fantasia para un gentilhombre. These two meets expectations are frequently combined in recordings. 

He was granted Spain's most astounding honor for creation, the Premio Nacional de Música, in 1983. On 30 December 1991, Rodrigo was raised into the Spanish honorability by King Juan Carlos I with the innate title of Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez (English: Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez). He gained the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award—Spain's most astounding citizen honor—in 1996. He was named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1998. 

He wedded Victoria Kamhi, a Turkish-conceived piano player whom he had met in Paris, on 19 January 1933, in Valencia. Their little girl, Cecilia, was conceived on January 27, 1941. Rodrigo kicked the bucket in 1999 in Madrid at 97 years old, and his little girl succeeded him as Marquésa de los Jardines de Aranjuez. Joaquín Rodrigo and his wife Victoria are covered at the cemetery at Aranjuez. 

His most well known work, Concierto de Aranjuez, was made in 1939 in Paris for the guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza. In later life he and his wife announced that it was composed as a reaction to the unnatural birth cycle of their first child. It is a concerto for guitar and symphony. The focal adagio development is a standout amongst the most unmistakable in twentieth century traditional music, emphasizing the exchange of guitar with cor anglais. This development was later adjusted by the jazz arranger Gil Evans for Miles Davis' 1960 collection 'Representations of Spain'. The Concerto was adjusted by the author himself for Harp and Orchestra at the solicitation of Nicanor Zabaleta and devoted to Zabaleta. 

Rodrigo's music is among the most well known music of the twentieth century. Specifically, his Concierto de Aranjuez is viewed as one of the apexes of the Spanish music and of the guitar concerto 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez (November 22, 1901 – July 6, 1999), commonly known as Joaquín Rodrigo, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist. Despite being nearly blind from an early age, he achieved great success. Rodrigo's music counts among some of the most popular of the 20th century, particularly his Concierto de Aranjuez, considered one of the pinnacles of the Spanish music and guitar concerto repertoire.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Federico Moreno Torroba

Moreno Torroba is often associated with the zarzuela, a traditional Spanish musical form. Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. However, he is probably best known for his compositions for the classical guitar, many of which were dedicated to either Maria Angélica Funes or Andrés Segovia.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Summer Tanager

The Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra, is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae). The species's plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family. Their breeding habitat is open wooded areas, especially with oaks, across the southern United States, extending as far north as Iowa.

These birds migrate to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. This tanager is an extremely rare vagrant to western Europe. Adults have stout pointed bills. Adult males are rose red and similar in appearance to the Hepatic Tanager, although the latter has a dark bill; females are orangish on the underparts and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail.

These birds are often out of sight, foraging high in trees, sometimes flying out to catch insects in flight. They mainly eat insects, especially bees and wasps, and berries. Fruit of Cymbopetalum mayanum (Annonaceae) are an especially well-liked food in their winter quarters, and birds will forage in human-altered habitat. Consequently, these trees can be planted to entice them to residential areas, and they may well be attracted to bird feeders. Summer Tanagers build a cup nest on a horizontal tree branch.