Biography

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. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Kazuhito Yamashita Music Catalog

  

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