Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

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Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by goldenoldie » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:14 am

The complete solo recordings of Narciso Yepes are available for pre-order from Amazon. Is this really complete? DG did a great job remastering Segovia, so this one should have great sonics.
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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:47 am

Thanks for the heads up. I'm a Yepes fan so this should be good.

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Post by larryguitar » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:52 pm

Excellent, thanks for the tip!

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Post by Non Tabius » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:02 pm

Thanks very much.

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by Altophile » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:31 pm

Well, it's about time! Thank you for alerting us to this:-)

I contacted DG in the past and asked them to consider releasing Yepes' Weiss performances on CD, and 10 years later it's finally going to happen!

I love his arrangement of Suite II from the London MS. Most guitarists arrange it in D Maj, but Yepes' E Maj version has a special charm, IMO.

The Prelude and Courante from this suite are two of my all-time favorite pieces by Weiss.

Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3g0G47 ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Allemande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i7DWI8 ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Courante: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZHeElv ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Bouree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8cGu4N ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Sarabande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvK6xga ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Minuet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0XLyrJ ... Rxt2fQjCsO
Giga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxuKS-6 ... Rxt2fQjCsO

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by David_Norton » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:21 pm

I'm on pre-order for this as well. DG just issued all of Yepes' Concerto LPs on CD collection a month or two ago.
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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by Luis_Br » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:02 pm

Thanks for the sharing the info. Some rare recordings there. This is all solo recordings for DG, but not all Yepes recordings. For example, it does not include this recording of Palau's Sonata for Columbia, which is a great work unknown to most modern guitarists:
http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/biblioteca/ ... 8845CB0A31

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by goldenoldie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:25 am

You're welcome, friends. What a lovely start to the weekend!

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by goldenoldie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:27 am

Altophile wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:31 pm
Well, it's about time! Thank you for alerting us to this:-)

I contacted DG in the past and asked them to consider releasing Yepes' Weiss performances on CD, and 10 years later it's finally going to happen!

I love his arrangement of Suite II from the London MS. Most guitarists arrange it in D Maj, but Yepes' E Maj version has a special charm, IMO.

The Prelude and Courante from this suite are two of my all-time favorite pieces by Weiss.

~Sean
Thanks, Sean. Yepes is truly a great musician. Amazing playing!

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by larryguitar » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am

I got the set yesterday and am just getting into it. Any favorite albums?

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by Altophile » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am

larryguitar wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am
I got the set yesterday and am just getting into it. Any favorite albums?
Once mine arrives I'll start with the Bach/Weiss album.

Can you describe how they handled the packaging? Did they just stuff CDs in a plastic case, or did they do it right: Put each CD in a small sleeve with art that matches the original album?

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by larryguitar » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:46 am

Altophile wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am
larryguitar wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am
I got the set yesterday and am just getting into it. Any favorite albums?
Once mine arrives I'll start with the Bach/Weiss album.

Can you describe how they handled the packaging? Did they just stuff CDs in a plastic case, or did they do it right: Put each CD in a small sleeve with art that matches the original album?

~Sean
There is no plastic case, it's a cardboard box with the artwork, and, yes, each CD is in a small sleeve that has a reproduction of the artwork from the original album. I think the paper sleeves are a bit thin but I guess they had to make them like that to fit twenty of them in a small box.

There is also a booklet that shows the track listings for each CD and has some photographs of him. There is also an essay by Graham Wade.
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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:52 am

I have always liked Yepes (well, since the Eighties), but you can always have too much of a good thing. I've only ever listened to my Bream boxset once.
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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by larryguitar » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:05 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:52 am
I have always liked Yepes (well, since the Eighties), but you can always have too much of a good thing. I've only ever listened to my Bream boxset once.
The problem is a lack of time and also the fact that you have to deal with physical disks. I solved all of my problems by buying a fast CD drive ($60), and ripping all of my CDs, 1200+, to Apple Lossless format in iTunes.

I then bought a long optical cable and hooked it from my iMac into the DAC input on the back of my Accuphase CD player which is one of the sources in my two channel system. With Apple's Remote iPhone app, I can play everything on my stereo without ever touching a disk.

The real advantage of this setup is that I can set iTunes to down sample the CDs to 128kbps and fit all of them on my iPhone so I can listen to music on the go.

It's still over fifty days worth of music! I have the Williams and Bream boxes and dip into them but I've never tried to listen to one CD after another. At some point, I have to stop listening to go and try to play the guitar.

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Re: Complete Solo Recordings - Narciso Yepes

Post by gitgeezer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:08 pm

My impression is that 90 percent or more of his recordings are of Spanish composers, though he did do Bach and, I think, Vivaldi. I assume he was among the best with Spanish compositions, but can someone tell me how good he was with Bach and other non-Spanish composers?

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