Joaquin Rodrigo

1901 - 1999

Joaquín Rodrigo was a prominent Spanish composer of the 20th century. Known for his contributions to classical guitar music, his most famous work is the "Concierto de Aranjuez". Rodrigo, who became blind at the age of three, overcame his impairment to become a renowned composer and pianist. His style is heavily influenced by Spanish folk music, as evident in his use of traditional forms and rhythms. Rodrigo's music is characterized by its emotional depth, melodic richness, and harmonic color.