Narciso Yepes performs Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre [1991]

Accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE (Radio Televisión Española Symphony Orchestra), Spanish guitarist Narciso Yepes performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre (English translation: Fantasia for a Gentleman). Conductor: Odón Alonso. Recorded in Madrid in 1991. A beautiful interpretation of the piece. Yepes is using his ten-string guitar in this performance.

Aram Khachaturian: “Masquerade: Waltz” and “Sabre Dance”

Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (6 June 1903 – 1 May 1978). The “Waltz” is from the 1944 Masquerade Suite based on the Mikhail Lermontov play of the same name. Here André Anichanov conducts the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in this performance on the 1997 Naxos album.

Teresa Berganza sings “Anda Jaleo” by Federico García Lorca [Guitar: Narciso Yepes]

Anda Jaleo is probably the best remembered and the most frequently performed song of the many Spanish canciones (songs) compiled, arranged, recorded, and popularized by Federico García Lorca and La Argentinita. Here is the Teresa Berganza & Narciso Yepes version of the song:

Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez” [Rodrigo]

Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is performed by Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is performed by the Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is performed by the Australian classical …

Shostakovich: The Second Waltz [André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra]

The Second Waltz of Dmitri Shostakovich is a Music to the 1955 Soviet feature film “The First Echelon“. It is actually only the “Waltz” (eighth movement) from The First Echelon (suite from the film score), Op. 99a. Its popular name comes from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a suite …