Rodrigo de la Guitarra
- Maricarmen Gómez
(b ?Seville, before 1400; d after 1457). Spanish instrumentalist . He was among the most famous musicians who served the Trastámara family, and formed part of the entourage which Fernando I of Castile took with him when he took possession of the Aragonese throne in 1412. After entering the service of Alfonso V the Magnanimous as ‘ministril de cámara’, he visited the Count of Foix. Two years later he visited the courts of Navarre and Castile with his servant Diego, who was a singer. He then went to Naples with Alfonso, who in August 1421 awarded him the title of ‘Consul of the Castilians’ in Palermo. In December 1423 he was in Barcelona. Rodrigo and Diego, ‘lute and guitar players’, were mentioned for the last time in an Aragonese document of 6 January 1427. On 15 August 1458 Rodrigo took part in the procession of the Assumption in Toledo. The repertory of Rodrigo and Diego, like that of their colleagues, probably included Spanish ...