Narciso Yepes (Province of Murcia,Lorca, 14 november 1927 -Murcia, 3 may 1997) was a Spanish classical guitarist, regarded as one of the leading 20th-century performers of classical guitar music in the world.
In december 1947, he made his debut in Madrid with the Concierto de Aranjuez (of the blind composer Joaquín Rodrigo), under the conducting of conductor Ataúlfo Argenta. The overwhelming success and critical reviews of this performance made him known to the general public.
In 1952 he edited a traditional song for the guitar: Romance d'Anonyme. This music was used in the movie Juegos prohibidos (Prohibitedforbidden games (Jeux interdits) -Play-by Director René Clément (1952). Thiscanción para la guitarra (song for the guitar) belongs nowadays to the classic standards of every guitarist. Yepes also performed other pieces out for this movie. Later he composed the film music ' La Fille aux Yeux d'Or (1961) and ' La viuda del capitán Estrada ' (1991). He resigned in 1967 on as a musician in the film 'El amor brujo'.
Narciso Yepes married in 1958 with Marysia Szumlakowska , a young Polish philosophy student. They had three children: Juan de la Cruz (deceased in a traffic accident), Ignacio Yepes (flutist and conductor), and Ana Yepes (choreographer and ballerina).
In 1964, Yepes performed the Concierto de Aranjuez with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with the premiere of the ten-string guitar, invented by him in cooperation with the well known (flamenco) luthier José Ramírez III  Are discontent about the imbalance in the balance of the six-string guitar sound at certain natural harmonies was the reason to design such a guitar. The instrument made it possible to originally Baroque music pieces for the lute without transposition of the bass notes. The main reason to design this instrument was the addition of extra strings, serving as Resonators, which C, A #, G #, F # were voted. As a result, this was the first trulychromatic guitar, similar to the piano with its resonance/pedal mechanism.
In addition to his work as a musician, Yepes was an important scholar, who with his research in forgotten 16th-and 17th-century manuscripts a wealth of music for guitar and lute found abandoned. He was also the first that the complete works of Bach on took up a historic Baroque lute . During his patient study on this instrument developed a revolutionary technique Narciso Yepes and discovered many new opportunities in the use of the lute.
Yepes received many official honors and prices .
In the 1980s, Yepes formed Trio Yepes with his son Ignacio it on flute and recorder, his daughter Ana dancing on her own choreography.
Guitar with Orchestra[Edit]
- Salvador Bacarisse: "Concertino para guitarra y orquesta en la menor". Ernesto Halffter: "Concierto para guitarra y orquesta". With the Orquesta sinfónica de RTVE 1980, conductor Odón Alonso.
- Mauricio Ohana: "Tres gráficos".
- A. Ruiz Pipó: "Tablas".
- With the London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
- "Concierto de Aranjuez Joaquín Rodrigo: Fantasía para un Gentilhombre" y "". With the Orquesta sinfónica de RTVE, Odón Alonso.
- Manuel Palau: Concierto levantino ". With the Orquesta nacional, Odón Alonso.
- Antonio Vivaldi: "Concierto and RE mayor"; Manuel Palau: Concierto levantino ". With the Orquesta nacional, Odón Alonso.
- Antonio Vivaldi: "Conciertos para guitarra y mandolinas, laud", the Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra with conductor.
- Leonardo Balada: Persistèncias , Sinfonia Concertante para guitarra y Orquesta, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesús López-Cobos.
- Cinco siglos de guitarra:
- L. de Milan: "Seis pavanas".
- L. de Narváez: "Canción del emperador y diferencias".
- Diego Pisador: "Pavana y Villanesca".
- G. Sanz: "Suite española".
- Antonio Soler: "Dos Sonatas".
- Isaac Albéniz: "Malagueña".
- Fault: "Homenaje a Debussy".
- Ernesto Halffter: "Madrigal".
- Federico Moreno Torroba: "Madroños".
- Xavier Montsalvatge: "Habanera".
- Ohana: "Tiento".
- Fernando Sor: "24 estudios".
- H. Villa-Lobos: "12 estudios y 5 preludios"
- J. s. Bach: "Preludio", "Chacona and RE menor", "Zarabanda y Doble"; S.L.Weiss: "Fantasía en MI menor y Suite en MI mayor".
- Música iberoamericana: