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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

Price: $500.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed 3” x 5” Gyenes of Madrid photograph signed by both the composer and the photographer, October, 1989.

Rodrigo (1901-1989) blind since the age of three (diphtheria) was the most notable Spanish composer for the guitar in the 20th Century.  A musical prodigy, he studied piano, violin, theory and solfege from the age of eight and was composing by sixteen.  His 1939 work, Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra has forever enshrined his name not only in the World of the guitar, but in the World of Classical music.  It is one of the most recognized classical works written in the 20th Century.  While he composed a rather large oeuvre of works for the guitar, he also composed orchestral works, works for wind band, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, (harp, flute, guitar, violin, piano and violin) works for solo instruments, songs, choral works and many others.  Interestingly, a Catholic, Rodrigo’s wife Victoria was a Sephardic Jew and a pianist.

Rodrigo autographs are quite rare.  One has to be careful, as his wife often would sign for him.  In this case, our autograph is authentic and by the composer himself.

One small central crease barely noticeable, else mint.

           JOAQUÍN RODRIGO - COMPOSER
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