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Joaquín Rodrigo
(1901 - 1999)

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1901 Born 22 November, at Sagunto, near Valencia on Spain's eastern coast
1904 Loses his sight after catching the measles
1910 Begins serious musical studies in Valencia
1927 Studies at the École Normale de Musique under Paul Dukas and meets Manuel de Falla, who encourages him in his work
1933 Marries the Turkish pianist Victoria Kamhi
1936 Remains in Paris as civil war breaks out in Spain
1940 Returns to live in Madrid; premiere of Concierto de Aranjuez brings him fame
1941 Daughter Cecilia is born
1944 Appointed music adviser to Spanish Radio
1946 Appointed professor of music at Madrid University
1949 Visits Argentina for a festival of his music
1967 Sagunto town council founds Joaquín Rodrigo Prize for choral composition
1991 Juan Carlos I titles Rodrigo 'Marqués de los jardines de Aranjuez'
1996 Awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize
1997 Wife dies
1999 Dies 6 July at his home in Madrid
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