The writings of Joaquin Rodrigo


"Had I not been a composer, I would have liked to be a professor of history or of literature".

The extensive literary production of Joaquin Rodrigo includes his magnificent commentaries to his own works, the reviews and columns he published in the press on classical and contemporary musicians, and on the Spanish world of music in general.


His most profound thoughts and sincere reflections emerge in these writings and in the interviews, which he gave throughout his lifetime.

Writings archive

Musical archive



“My favorite pastime? Listening to good music”


Although it is impossible to know the exact number of recordings of Maestro Rodrigo’s works, the Archive maintains a selection of over 600 CDs and more than 150 LPs, as well as historical recordings, some of which have been re-issued in new editions.

CDs archive          LPs archive




"I was a critic who liked to joke and poke fun inoffensively.  It was not harsh criticism because I believe that effort always deserves respect."

The Archive holds over 50,000 press articles, reviews and interviews published on Joaquin Rodrigo and his works in newspapers and magazines around the world, from 1929 to the present.

Press archive

Graphic documents


More than 5,000 photographs illustrating Rodrigo’s family and professional life are on file.  The Archives contain over 10,000 programs and posters from premieres and concerts in Spain and abroad, dating back to 1924.

Photos archive




Joaquin Rodrigo and his wife enjoyed cultivating the art of letter writing. They maintained friendships and contacts established over the years in their extensive correspondence, of great historical and cultural interest, with family, friends, musicians, publishers, institutions, statesmen and artists from all fields.

Correspondence archive

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