Narciso Yepes (1927–1997)
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20 great classical guitarists
13. Narciso Yepes (1927–1997)
Yepes made his Madrid début in 1947 performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. His overwhelming success brought him renown from critics and public alike. In 1964, he performed it again with the Berlin Philharmonic, premièring a 10-string guitar which he invented. A significant scholar, he discovered numerous 16th and 17th-century works for guitar or lute.