Narciso Yepes was to 10 string classical guitar, what Egberto Gismonti is to 10 string jazz guitar. Yepes's international prominence owed much to his association and promotion of Rodrigo's Concerto d Aranjuez. His recorded performance for Decca is widely regarded as the definitive performance of the Concerto. Yepes`s lifelong passion for innovation combined with the study and adaption of classical guitar and like instruments, found expression not only in his performances, arrangements and search for compositions, but also teaching. This 2 video of six (6) 25 minute episodes - which is the first dedicated video of Yepes's - captures Yepes's extraordinary gift of clarity of thought and simplicity of speech that enables him to take and hold his audience through the history of guitar and the development of repertoire and technique. He espouses simple but often overlooked truths. He demonstrates to his studio audience through the selection of compositions the fruits of his knowledge and study in a way that engages all levels of understanding.
Recorded in 1970, this carefully restored masterclass has been curated and edited by his daughter Ana Yepes, the internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer, to become a special limited edition sub-titled into English. Tracklist: Disc 1 1. Música barroca - Baroque music 2. Tres grandes guitarristas españoles - Three great Spanish guitarists 3. Guitarristas compositores - Guitarist composers. Disc 2 4. Música del Renacimiento - Renaissance music 5. Transcripciones para guitarra - Transcriptions for guitar 6. Música contemporánea - Contemporary music.