Joaquín Rodrigo became blind when he was only three years old.
Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is considered one of his best pieces. It was also one of the most popular classical music of his time.
Joaquin Rodrigo was a Spanish composer. He was born in 1901 and died in 1999 at the age of 97.
Joaquin Rodrigo was awarded Premio Nacional de Música, Spain's highest musical award in 1983.
Rodrigo wrote all of his compositions in braille, making his music even more impressive.
By the French government, Rodrigo was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre was composed by Rodrigo at the request of Andres Segovia. This and his Concierto de Aranjuez are his most popular compositions.
Cinco Piezas Infantiles is considered to be Rodrigo's masterpiece and most well known piece. It was written for the miscarriage his wife had.
Although being blind, Rodrigo was a master pianist.
In 1943, Rodrigo received Spain's National Prize for Orchestra. His first major award.