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3. Pavana muy llana para taner
LUYS DE NARVAEZ:
5. Mille Regretz
6. Guardame las vacas
7. Irish March
9. The King of Denmark his Galliard
10. in C major, op. 6 no. 8
11. in A major, op. 6 no. 6
12. in B flat major, op. 29 no. 1
13. in G major, op. 29 no. 11
15. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
17. Danza espanola no. 5. Andaluza
18. Fandanguillo op. 36
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Narciso Yepes was given his first guitar at the age of four by his father, and took his first real lessons on the instrument at the age of six.
In 1940 he began his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Valencia, and in 1943 the pianist and composer Vicente Asencio became his teacher. Asencio's approach to music had a great influence in developing Yepes' guitar style.
In 1946 Ataulfo Argenta, the head of the Spanish National Orchestra, became aware of the nineteen-year old guitarist, and Yepes was invited to Madrid. The following year he made his debut as a soloist with the orchestra in a performance of Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez". By 1948 he was established as a guitarist of international standing, and made his first European tour. His highly acclaimed Paris debut took place in 1950, and in 1952 he achieved international fame as a composer and performer for the music to Rene Clement's film "Jeux Interdits". During the next two years he continued to devote part of his career to composing more film music. The major part of his working year was devoted to expanding his concert career into nearly all countries of the world. In 1957 he made his first South American tour, in 1960 his Japanese debut, and in 1964 his first appearance in the United States of America.
From 1963 Narciso Yepes played a ten-string classical guitar of his own design. He commissioned Jose Ramirez to design a special instrument with four additional low-resonance strings tuned to c, b-flat, a-flat, and g-flat. The purpose of this new instrument was to produce, through the extra bass strings, a more balanced or equalized group of sounds than with the traditional six-string guitar.
From the middle 1960's Narciso Yepes lived in Madrid, dividing his year between giving concerts and teaching. He was a major recording artist for the Deutsche Grammophon company.