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Dvorak: Largo/ Gim nez:"La Boda de Luis Alonso" Intermedio

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1°•Largo °Ń "From the New World" (Dvorak)
2°•"La Boda de Luis Alonso" Intermedio (Gim nez)
Arranged for Guitar Solo by Kazuhito YAMASHITA

Largo °Ń "From the New World":
Premiered on February 8, 1981, at the 115th Salon Concert, Nagasaki Guitar Music Academy. 'Largo' has been performed extensively, not only in Japan but also around the world, including Mozart-Saal at Wiener Konzerhaus (October 3, 1985), Barbican Hall, London (June 18, 1986), Avery Fisher Hall, New York, and on U.S.A. tour (March 1987).
Recorded on March, 1983. Released by RCA Records in the album°∆Virtuoso Guitar°«on June 21, 1983.[RVC]RCL-8370.

"La Boda de Luis Alonso" Intermedio:
Premiered on April 11, 1982, at the 129th Salon Concert, Nagasaki Guitar Music Academy. Performed widely in concerts and other events. Recorded on March, 1983.
Released by RCA Records in the album °∆Virtuoso Guitar°«on June 21, 1983.[RVC]RCL-8370.

°ŁKazuhito Yamashita
Born in Nagasaki in 1961, Kazuhito Yamashita began studying the guitar at age 8 and under the continuing supervision of his father Toru and alsothe composer Kojiro Kobune.
He won the Tokyo International Guitar Competition (1976) at the age of 15 years and consecutively won historic laurels as the youngest winner, at16, in the world°«s top competitions (1977), the Ramirez Guitar Concours (Spain), the Alessandria Guitar Competition (Italy), the Paris InternationalGuitar Competition.
He has released 78 titles, CD and LP. In 1980, Yamashita launched, to critical acclaim and worldwide sales, his landmark arrangement of 'Pictures atan Exhibition'. This was rapidly followed a several orchestral pieces arranged for the guitar and attracting considerable attention, such as 'Firebird'and 'Scheherazade' and, more recently, the 'New World Symphony' (Symphony No.9 from the New World). In addition, he released an acclaimedcollection of guitar pieces including 5 CDs of the J.S Bach sonatas and partitas for violin, cello, lute and flute (BWV 995-1013), transcribed for theguitar by himself, as well as essential works for the guitar such as 16 CDs of the complete Fernando Sor and works by H. Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes and12 Etudes as well as M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco's '24 Caprichos de Goya'.
His worldwide appearances include recitals at the Vienna Musikverein °∆Great Hall°« and New York°«s Lincoln Center. He has collaborated under sucheminent conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Rafael Fr hbeck de Burgos, and with numerous performers such as jazz guitarist Larry Coryell,James Galway (flute), Gary Karr (double bass) and the Tokyo String Quartet. From 2004, there were new directions with his children, in the°∆Yamashita Family Guitar Quartet/Quintet,°« and duos, performed worldwide, with his daughters Koyumi and Kanahi.
Yamashita is an enthusiastic proponent of new works for the guitar and has given the world premier of over 60 new compositions from both Japanand overseas. In 1999, he received the National Arts Festival Grand Prize from the Japanese Government's Agency for Cultural Affairs for his CDrecording of Japanese Guitar Music 1923-1948.

English Translation. John C. Maher

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