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
Listen to Eglise Gutierrez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJssYKVJa3M
Vos me matasteis
Listen to Teresa Berganza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BycC_onZSMM
¿De dónde venís, amore?
Listen to Kathleen Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5SHd5jJPdA
De los álamos vengo, madre
Listen to Montserrat Caballe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmW3mFw-esM
View our complete collection of Joaquín Rodrigo texts: