Narciso Garcia Yepes , born in Lorca on November 14, 1927 and died in Murcia on May 3, 1997, is a Spanish guitarist.
From a modest peasant family, Narciso gets a guitar and finds popular tunes from a young age. He studied at the Conservatory of Valencia. He met the conductor Ataúlfo Argenta, with whom he performed in 1947 the Concerto of Aranjuez Joaquin Rodrigo. He began a great career and recorded pieces for piano by Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados or Manuel de Falla, transcribed for the guitar.
He enjoyed great popularity through his interpretation of the music from the movie Forbidden Games. It was in this film several transcribed pieces such as Robert de Visée or Jean-Philippe Rameau, chosen and interpreted as that of Napoleon Coste or as the famous romance that ended up wearing the name of the film for the public. This romance has often been attributed to him in the media, whereas it is actually a piece published by Daniel Fortea with the mention "anonymous" and whose source is in fact a handwritten work of Fernando Sor barely overhauled >.
He was also one of the only guitarists of the XX century to commonly use a ten-string guitar, with which he recorded many transcriptions of Spanish music with the mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza. The French composer Maurice Ohana was also very interested in this instrument and composed many works for this one.