Wednesday Series

Joaquín Rodrigo: a life in music

THIS SERIES IS SUSPENDED UNTIL A DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Joaquín Rodrigo is a crucial figure in twentieth-century Spanish music. His highly personal and recognisable style, based on an extraordinary compositional technique, was forged during his early years at the École Normale de Musique in Paris (1927-1932) under Paul Dukas and in full contact with the music of the time: Falla, Ravel, Poulenc, Les Six and Mompou. His mature period brought him international recognition that culminated in commissions from international orchestras and soloists during the late years of his career. This series of three concerts consists of three programs of some of Rodrigo’s most important works for piano, violin and voice, performed alongside works by his contemporaries and friends and sprinkled with two works that remain unpublished held at the Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation.

Concerts in this series