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Kazuhito Yamashita


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Kazuhito Yamashita (born 1961 in Nagasaki) is a Japanese classical guitarist.

Especially during his formative years, Yamashita was well-known for not limiting himself to “existing guitar technique” or “ways of playing”.

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 Deutsche Grammophon Award. In 1990, he recorded his own transcription of Bach’s six suites for violoncello.

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  • Darthtallgeese

    Yamashita is the King Kastchei

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tanya_44

    I'm really shocked. How can he do THIS? Genius... It's seemed like he has more than one instrument playing... but it is only one guitar...

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Truch2


    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • profskett

    Awesome guitar player. Just bought his guitar versions of Dvořák's 9th & Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Just wonderful. The Firebird is one of my favourite pieces of music, and he really brings it into a new life with this version. Plus classical guitar just rocks.

    24 Jul 2008 Reply
  • mada11


    1 Jan 2008 Reply
  • neksefe

    evet mükemmel teknik inanılmaz hız fakat hani julian bream in duygusallığı,david russell ın inanılmaz tonu,marco socias ın özgünlüğü ve harika yorumu.yamashita harika ama derin değil bence.

    7 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Ekemen

    Seviyorum kendisini, özellikle tekniğinin ne kadar üst düzeyde olduğu aşikar ve uyarlamarıyla klasik gitara ve müziğe genel olarak çok şey kattığı da yadsınamaz; ama biraz kuru ve sert geliyor gitara dokunuşu bana...Haddime değil eleştirmek tabi, kendi zevki ve anlayışı bu yönde muhtemelen...Yeri ayrı tabi, klasik gitar tayfında kendine has bir tonu var...

    7 Jun 2007 Reply
  • nodrogfs


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