The legendary Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes (14 November 1927 – 3 May 1997) performs an 80-minute solo recital, plus 25 minutes of encores, on the 10-string guitar of his own conception, at the Teatro Real de Madrid, in 1979.
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Sharon Isbin plays Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias (Leyenda)
American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin plays Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias (Leyenda). An astonishing interpretation of one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire.
Tárrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra: 3 beautiful versions
Three versions (Tavi Jinariu, John Williams and Andrés Segovia) of Francisco Tárrega‘s Recuerdos de la Alhambra (English: Memories of the Alhambra).
John Williams plays Koyunbaba (Carlo Domeniconi)
John Williams plays Carlo Domeniconi‘s most well-known 1985 piece Koyunbaba. Carlo Domeniconi (born 1947) is an Italian guitarist and composer known as a concert artist in both the classical and jazz idioms.
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.
John Williams plays Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor, K.213
John Williams plays Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.213 by Domenico Scarlatti on the guitar.
Eliot Fisk and Paco Peña mini concert
Two masters of the guitar, Eliot Fisk, a great classical guitarist, and Paco Peña, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists ever: in a tiny concert presented by NPR Music, they’re playing two classical and two flamenco pieces. The repertoire here ranges from Baroque compositions by Bach and Domenico Scarlatti to present-day flamenco. And what happens …
Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico” – with two guitars, eight hands
4tissimo, a Russian-Ukrainian guitar quartet is playing Zequinha de Abreu‘s “Tico Tico”, with two guitars and eight hands. With the talented Ukrainian classical guitarist Nadja Kossinskaja‘s arrangement, they did a really good job. Enjoy!
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:
Gran Vals (Francisco Tárrega)
Francisco Tárrega is the composer of what has been claimed to be “probably the world’s most heard tune”: the Nokia ringtone, the Nokia tune, also used in advertising spots, is based on Tárrega’s Gran Vals.