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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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RoboCop Soundtrack
Finding Forrester Soundtrack
School of Rock Soundtrack


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 2020 Homecoming (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Needle (2020) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)" - uncredited)
 2014 RoboCop (writer: "En Aranjuez con tu amor")
 2011 Made in Chelsea (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Payback's a Bitch (2011) ... (writer: "Adela")
 2009 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.45 (2009) ... (writer: "Zapateando")
 2007-2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.22 (2009) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
- Episode #1.13 (2007) ... (writer: "Li Beirut")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hobo Code (2007) ... (writer: "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" - uncredited)
 2006 Diva (Video) (writer: "En Aranjuez (En Aranjuez con tu amor)")
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (music: "Follow Me" (Theme Song))
 2003 School of Rock ("Concierto De Aranjuez")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Another Toothpick (2001) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez" - uncredited)
 2000 Finding Forrester (writer: "CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ (JAZZ)")
 2000 El verano de tu vida (TV Special) (music: "En Aranjuez con mi amor")
 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")
 1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Basil the Rat (1979) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez: second movement")
 1976 White Fire (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez" - uncredited)
 1975 Numéro un (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sacha Distel (1975) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez")
 1975 The House of Exorcism (writer: "Concerto of Aranjuez")
 1974 Angel Number 9 (writer: "Concerto de Aranjuez" - uncredited)
 1973 Lisa and the Devil (writer: "Concerto of Aranjuez")
 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")
 1970 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show 3 (1970) ... (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez: 2nd Movement" - uncredited)
 1952 Path to the Kingdom ("Aleluya")
 1952 Don Juan Tenorio (writer: "Concierto de Aranjuez - II. Adagio")
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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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