14 November 1927, Lorca, Region of Murcia – 3 May 1997
Narciso Yepes was a Spanish guitarist, born into a family of humble origin. His father gave him his first guitar when he was four years old and brought the boy five miles on a donkey to and from lessons three days a week from Jesus Guevara, in Lorca.
In 1947 he made his Madrid début, performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Ataúlfo Argenta conducting the Spanish National Orchestra. The overwhelming success of this performance brought him renown from critics and public alike.
Isaac Albéniz – Asturias