The greatest source of inspiration is hard work. Of course, I also believe in inspiration itself, but sometimes you have to provoke it, call on it repeatedly, even though it may take a while. There are times when I feel uninspired and I don't want to compose. I call these my 'bewitched' periods. I have to be touched with a magic wand.

— Joaquin Rodrigo

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To listen only to records is a sin of narcissism.

It is important to hear live music, in concert, which is a source of emotions that a record can never convey.

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Claude Debussy defined the guitar as an expressive harpsicord.

I believe that is the best definition ever given of the Spanish guitar. This phrase is the starting point for my Concierto de Aranjuez Our guitar is the only survivor of the rich and anarchic instrumental wildlife of the Middle Ages.

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There are times when I feel uninspired and I don't want to compose.

I call these my 'bewitched' periods. I have to be touched with a magic wand.

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Blindness enhanced my spiritual life.

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