Narciso Yepes – Recuerdo De La Alhambra (Francisco Tárrega) (1983)

YepesFrontCover1Taken from the original liner-notes:

“I consider Francisco Tárrega to have been a sincere creative spirit and an outstanding instrumentalist, a master teacher and a kind man.

When speaking of Tárrega and his signifiance, it must be kept in mind that during the second half of the 19th century the piano´s populairty caused earlier instruments – such as harpsichord, clavichord, lute, vihuela and guitar – to be almost completely forgotten. And most of the music written for these instruments also lay dormant. It was only with the advent of ercious musicological studies that a rediscovery of the forgotten music was begun, and with it a revival of interest in its interpretations on the instruments for which it was composed.

Tárrega is a solid bridge linking the school of Fernando Sor (1778 – 1839) and his contemporaries witht he great resurgence of the guitar in this century.

With this recording I wish to pay homage to Francisco Tárrega, who has brought happiness to so many people with his music” ( by Narciso Yepes)


Narciso Yepes (guitar)

01. Lágrima (Tárrega) 2.07
02. Estudio en forma de Minetto (Tárrega) 1.57
03. La Cartagenera (Tárrega) 5.20
04. Danza mora (Tárrega) 1.54
05. Columpio (Tárrega) 2.25
06. Endecha (Tárrega) 0.52
07. Oremus (Tárrega) 1.00
08. La Mariposa (Tárrega) 0.58
09. Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tárrega) 2.58
10. Preludio inG major (Tárrega) 1.06
11. Adelita (Tárrega) 1.36
12. Sueno (Tárrega) 4.52
13. Minuetto (Tárrega) 1.47
14. Pavana (Tárrega) 2.13
15. Estudio de velocidad (Tárrega) 1.16
16. Jota (Tárrega) 9.12