Joaquín Rodrigo: A Research and Information Guide catalogues and summarizes the musical works and related literature of Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–99), perhaps the most important Spanish composer of concert music in the second half of the twentieth century. The guide provides annotated bibliographic entries for both primary and secondary sources, detailing several guitar concertos, concertos for flute, violin, harp, cello, and piano, as well as symphonic pieces, piano solos, chamber music, and choral and stage works. Rodrigo’s reputation rests on the Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra and its expressive middle movement, which inspired jazz arrangements by Miles Davis and Chick Corea in the 1960s and continues to appear in film scores even eighty years after its composition.
A major reference tool for all those interested in the prolific Rodrigo and his music—featuring a chronology of the composer’s life and robust indices that enable researchers to easily locate sources by author, composition, or subject—Joaquín Rodrigo: A Research and Information Guide is a valuable resource for students and researchers alike.
Table of Contents
1. Joaquín Rodrigo: The Legacy of a Life in Music (1901-99) / 2. Primary Sources (Archivo de la Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo, Madrid) / 3. Secondary Sources (Books, Articles, Dissertations/Theses) / 4. Original Sources of Rodrigo’s Writings in Compilations / 5. Catalogue of Works / 6. Discography (Selected Compilations) / Appendix: Chronology of Rodrigo’s Life, Spanish History, and Spanish Culture / Index of Authors, Editors, Performers / Works Index / Subject Index
Walter Aaron Clark is Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverside, where he is the founder and Director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music. In 2016, King Felipe VI of Spain conferred on him the title of Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica (Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic), a Spanish knighthood, in recognition of his efforts to promote Spanish music and culture.