September 30, 2007
The Story of Concierto de Aranjuez

I've done several posts featuring Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Many people have apparently been deeply moved by the song. The song does that for me.

For many years many people believed that the second movement was about the bombing of Guernica by Franco and Hitler. Recent revelations have revealed that this isn’t the story of the song, although the song is about death. Death is always a personal tragedy. So for those who have suffered death, either due to unfortunate circumstances, or due to authoritarians who create death for their own purposes, the story of Concierto de Aranjuez is one that should surely resonate in the soul of those who have one. So here is the story of Concierto de Aranjuez. And here is Rodrigo himself.




ARANJUEZ JOAQUIM RODRIGO PEPE ROMERO


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Posted by Buck Batard at September 30, 2007 03:02 PM
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Muchas gracias, otra vez.

The genuine human feelings we experience, appreciate and identify with, so beautifully expressed by the truly great Rodrigo, are such a blessed, although momentary, relief from the stupidity, lies and nonsense we are forced to hear constantly from our "great(?)leaders" today.

Posted by: mfd on October 2, 2007 9:50 AM

Gracias...this music has long been among my favorites. And it evokes so many images, so many memories. Gracias, amigo.

Posted by: Len Hart on October 5, 2007 3:04 PM
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