Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes plays “Romance Anónimo”, a lovely piece for classical guitar, also known as “Estudio en Mi de Rubira” (Study in E by Rubira), “Spanish Romance”, “Romance de España”, “Romance of the Guitar”, “Romanza” and “Romance d’Amour” among other names. Recorded in Japan in 1980.
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Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor [Copernicus Chamber Orchestra, Horst Sohm]
Conducted by Horst Sohm, the Copernicus Chamber Orchestra performs Tomaso Albinoni‘s Adagio in G Minor. Recorded in a live concert during the Festival de Musica de L’Escala, 2011.
Narciso Yepes performs Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre 
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:
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the orchestra [All-Star Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz]
Conducted by Gerard Schwarz, All-Star Orchestra performs Benjamin Britten‘s “The young person’s guide to the orchestra“.
Juan Diego Flórez sings Granada
Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings Granada, the famous Mexican song written in 1932 by Agustín Lara. The song is about the Spanish city of Granada, the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain; and has become a “standard” in music repertoire.
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 …
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The Second Waltz (Shostakovich) by André Rieu’s 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 is coming from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a …
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