Aranjuez


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Aranjuez

(äränghwāth`), town (1990 pop. 38,239), Madrid prov., central Spain, on the Tagus River. As a market for the irrigated horticulture nearby, it is known for its asparagus and strawberries. It was once a royal summer residence with elaborate gardens. The palace burned several times in the 17th cent. but was rebuilt (1727) by Philip V. Now within commuting range of Madrid, the city manufactures chemicals, metal products, and textiles.
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For her, Toboso's queen, from side to side He traversed the grim sierra, the champaign Of Aranjuez, and Montiel's famous plain: On Rocinante oft a weary ride.
Zilberkant and the Fairbanks Symphony with guest guitar soloist Jason Vieaux as they perform the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
In 1777, Spain formally recognized the French claim on the western side of Hispaniola--Haiti--through the Treaty of Aranjuez.
He left the Aranjuez prison, north of Madrid, early on Saturday accompanied by two lawyers and his wife, after serving about 20 years - 10 years less than the maximum allowed under Spanish law.
Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos walked out of a prison in Aranjuez, near Madrid, accompanied by his wife and two lawyers.
The afternoon performance culminated with Rodrigo's magnificent Concierto de Aranjuez.
When Girodet was experiencing difficulties in asserting his presence on the artistic scene of the Directory period, he executed three different decorative projects: a "Danae" (1798) for a residence on Rue du Mont-Blanc in Paris; the allegories of "The Four Seasons in the Aranjuez Palace" (1802) for Charles IV of Spain; and, at the end of the Empire, another series on the seasons to decorate the Chateau Compiegne.
Five sketches for altarpieces at the Franciscan church of San Pasquale Baylon, in the Spanish town of Aranjuez, represent Tiepolo's intentions before the sketches were revised and reshaped and later discarded by Charles III, the Bourbon ruler of Spain, and his Confessor.
The Spanish composer wrote part of "Concierto de Aranjuez," a difficult and dazzling performance piece, after his wife suffered a miscarriage in 1939.
Eliot Fisk still sees plenty of beauty, power and interest in Rodrigo's ``Concierto de Aranjuez,'' the guitar-and-orchestra work he performs tonight through Sunday with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
HEARTACHE: A woman remembers the carnage left by the bombs, as acted out by arts students and lecturers from Aranjuez and Madrid University yesterday, left