Rafael Aguirre Plays Rodrigo’s Toccata

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The amazing Rafael Aguirre plays Toccata para guitarra by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via the Paris Guitar Foundation and their YouTube Channel. “Directed by Augustin Pesnon. A movie shot at Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo’s residencies Madrid and San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Spain), where the Rodrigo family spent summer holidays.” The piece was only recently discovered in the archives of Regino Sainz de la Maza. Written in 1933 for Sainz de la Maza to play on his 1934 South American concert tour it wasn’t played in public until June 2006 by Marcin Dylla, in Madrid.

Sheet Music Plus: Toccata para guitarra by Rodrigo

 

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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