Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This should put a smile on your face

What is also remarkable about this talented man is that at the age of three, he became blind through illness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Rodrigo

He never really learned to play the guitar himself, yet he was still capable of composing arguably the finest and best known guitar works.

While the Concierto de Aranjuez is obviously his best known work, here is something I came across earlier this year: the Concieto Andaluz.    Here is just the first movement, which is often played by Marty Whelan on Lyric FM in the morning.

I believe this is a youth orchestra from Taiwan.  There are other versions up on YouTube, but I think the sound quality is better here.