The Truth About Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’: Separating Myth from Fact

By Graham Wade Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is one of the miraculous compositions of the 20th century. My library of recordings contains over a hundred versions, yet the work retains its freshness and spontaneity however many times I hear it. One of my most treasured possessions is a copy of the miniature score signed with a sweet inscription by the composer and dated April 6, 1993. Some guitarists have ventured to criticize Rodrigo’s scoring, though it would be difficult … Continue reading The Truth About Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’: Separating Myth from Fact