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Encyclopedia > Kazuhito Yamashita

Kazuhito Yamashita is a Japanese classical guitarist. A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ...


He was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1961. It is interesting that - especially during his formative years - (perhaps, since he was born in Japan) he did not limit himself to "existing guitar technique" or "ways of playing". Megane-bashi (Spectacles Bridge) Nagasaki ▶(?) (長崎市; -shi, literally long peninsula) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture. ...


Kazuhito Yamashita has recorded for BMG (RCA), Crown Classics, Japan Victor, King Records and Alfa Records. Recordings include 16 CDs comprising the complete works of Fernando Sor (on Japan Victor), and a collection of 5 CDs containing J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for violin, cello, lute and flute, which Yamashita transcribed for the guitar (on Crown Classics). His recording of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, released in 1981, was awarded the Deutsches Grammophon Award. In 1990, he recorded his own transcription of Bach's six suites for violoncello. Fernando Sor Fernando Sor (baptized February 14, 1778 – July 10, 1839) was a Spanish guitarist and composer, born in Barcelona. ... For other people named Bach and other meanings of the word, see Bach (disambiguation). ... Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Моде́ст Петро́вич Му́соргский) (March 21, 1839 – March 28, 1881; sometimes spelt Modeste Moussorgsky), was an innovative Russian composer famed for his colourful, exotic, and lush orchestral pieces dedicated to various subjects of medieval Russian history. ... Pictures at an Exhibition (or Pictures from an Exhibition) is a famous suite of 15 musical pieces, composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky in 1874. ...


External links

  • Kazuhito Yamashita Art Circle (includes biography)
  • The Yamashita Chronicles (by Matanya Ophee)
  • On hearing Yamashita (by Matanya Ophee)
  • photos
  • Kazuhito & Koyumi Yamashita
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