Celebrating the birthday of Joaquín Rodrigo, born November 22

Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo (born on November 22, 1901) was blind from the age of three but went on to become one of the most popular composers of the 20th century known especially for his contribution to guitar music, an instrument he never mastered.

Rodrigo has left us some 70 songs for voice and piano, 10 songs with guitar accompaniment, and a number of songs for voice and instrumental ensemble. IPA Source provides the translation and IPA for 54 of his public domain song texts and his Zarzuela, El hijo fingido.

Cuatro madrigales amatorios:

Con qué la lavaré

IPA Text: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/10275/category/3374/

Listen to Eglise Gutierrez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJssYKVJa3M

Vos me matasteis

IPA Text: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/10290/category/3374/

Listen to Teresa Berganza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BycC_onZSMM

¿De dónde venís, amore?

IPA Text: https://www.ipasource.com/de-donde-venis-amore-11376.html

Listen to Kathleen Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5SHd5jJPdA

De los álamos vengo, madre

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/10276/category/3374/

Listen to Montserrat Caballe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmW3mFw-esM

View our complete collection of Joaquín Rodrigo texts: