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Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999)

Joaquin Rodrigo was born on November 22, 1901, in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. He was blinded by complications from diphtheria when he was three years old. His condition did not improve after a surgery and then glaucoma blinded him completely. Rodrigo confessed without regret, that his blindness predisposed him to music. Young Rodrigo studied piano ... See full bio »


(age 97) in Madrid, Spain

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 2014 RoboCop (writer: "En Aranjuez con tu amor")
 2011 Made in Chelsea (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Payback's a Bitch (2011) ... (writer: "Adela")
 2009 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.45 (2009) ... (writer: "Zapateando")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.22 (2009) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hobo Code (2007) ... (writer: "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" - uncredited)
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (music: "Follow Me" (Theme Song) - as J. Rodrigo)
 2003 School of Rock ("Concierto De Aranjuez")
 1996 La Celestina ("Fantasía para un gentilhombre")
 1996 Brassed Off (writer: "En Aranjuez con tu amor")
 1993 Concierto de Aranjuez (Video short) (music: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 1976 White Fire (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez" - uncredited)
 1974 Angel Number 9 (writer: "Concerto de Aranjuez" - uncredited)
 1973 Lisa and the Devil (writer: "Concerto of Aranjuez" - as Rodrigo)
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Without the Bomb (1972) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio" - uncredited)
 1971 Concierto de Aranjuez (Documentary short) (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 1970 The Garden of Delights (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 1952 Path to the Kingdom ("Aleluya")
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One of the great Spanish composers of the twentieth century. Totally blind since childhood because of an illness, he was the composer of the "Concierto de Aranjuez", the most famous guitar concerto ever written.

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