Guitar Collection

In 1994, Naxos undertook to create the world’s largest catalogue of recordings of the classical guitar. Produced under the artistic supervision of renowned guitarist, Norbert Kraft, with co-producer Bonnie Silver, the collection today numbers more than 70 titles, a clear realisation of the company’s aim.

Using the finest microphones in a magical acoustic, perfectly suited to the guitar’s subtle nuances, and the latest digital technology, the recordings capture all the intimate detail and dynamic depth of the guitar’s voice.

The GUITAR COLLECTION focuses on three repertoire streams:

  • The ‘Complete Works’ editions include the entire output of the instrument’s important composers from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The works of Sor, Giuliani, Rodrigo, Torroba, Lauro, Ponce, Brouwer, and Barrios are among the many represented here.
  • The ‘Laureate Series’ features recent competition winners—stars of the future—in recital programmes displaying the artistry of these exciting young players.
  • Our ‘National Series’ presents music indigenous to various countries, mostly Latin American, in which the guitar is an integral part of the cultural fabric.

As well, the extensive output of history’s greatest lute composers, SL Weiss and John Dowland, is currently being recorded by today’s finest Baroque and Renaissance lutenists.

The Guitar Collection, a monumental achievement in the history of this universally loved instrument, has been received with great critical acclaim.


Album Title Catalogue No.
19th Century Guitar Favourites 8.553007
21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 1 8.573024
21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 2 8.573409
21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 3 8.573760
Bach, J.S.: Guitar Transcriptions 8.555369
Bach, J.S.: Sonatas, Bwv 1001, 1003 and 1005 8.553193
Bach: Guitar Transcriptions 8.572740
Bach: Transcriptions for Guitar 8.572427
Balkanisms: Guitar Music from the Balkans 8.573920
Baroque Guitar Favourites 8.550274
Baroque Moments 8.573440
Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.554558
Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.555718
Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.557807
Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 8.573897
Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 5 8.573898
Batucada - South American Guitar Music 8.574337
Belevi: Guitar Duos 8.574081
Bizet- Breiner: Carmen Concerto / Granados: Valses Poeticos 8.553114
Bluetongue 8.579060
Boccherini: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 1 8.550551
Boccherini: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 2 8.550552
Boccherini: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 3 8.550731
Brazilian Portrait: Villa-Lobos And The Guiitar Music Of Brazil 8.550226
Brouwer: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.553630
Brouwer: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.554553
Brouwer: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.554195
Brouwer: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 8.570251
Brouwer: Guitar Music, Vol. 5 8.574016
Brouwer: Music for Two Guitars 8.573336
Bulatović - Nikčević: The Sea 8.573943
Carulli: Guitar Sonatas Op. 21, Nos. 1- 3 and Op. 5 8.553301
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M.: 24 Caprichos De Goya 8.572252-53
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M.: Music for Two Guitars, Vol. 1 - Sonatina Canonica / Les Guitares Bien Temperees: Nos. 1-12 8.570778
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M.: Music for Two Guitars, Vol. 2 - Fuga Elegiaca / Les Guitares Bien Temperees: Nos. 13-24 8.570779
Castillo: Guitar Music 8.573365
Cavatina - Highlights from the Guitar Collection 8.554400
Changes - Contemporary Guitar Music 8.574394
Coste: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 8.554192
Coste: Guitar Works, Vol. 2 8.554194
Coste: Guitar Works, Vol. 3 8.554353
Coste: Guitar Works, Vol. 4 8.554354
Coste: Guitar Works, Vol. 5 8.554355
Domeniconi: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.573675
Dream Weaving - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.573765
Duarte: Guitar Music 8.554554
E. Sáinz de la Maza: Guitar Music 8.573456
Escobar, Jose Antonio: Guitar Music of Chile 8.570341
Ferrer: Complete Guitar Duets 8.574011
Forgotten Dreams - Australian Guitar Music 8.573961
FOSSA: Guitar Trios, Op. 18 8.550760
Garcia Abril: Guitar Music 8.572389
Garcia: Etudes Esquisses / Celtic Airs 8.553419
GIULIANI: Flute and Guitar Duets 8.554560
Giuliani: Music for 2 Guitars, Vol. 1 8.572445
Giuliani: Variations 8.555284
Gragnani: Masterful Guitar Duos - Duos Nos. 1-3 for 2 Guitars 8.579090
Granados: Spanish Dances / Escenas Poeticas 8.553037
Greek Guitar Music 8.573322
Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works 8.573379
Guitar Favorites 8.553999
Guitar Music From Brazil 8.557295
Guitar Music From Cuba 8.555887
Guitar Music Of Argentina, Vol. 1 8.555058
Guitar Music of Colombia 8.573059
Guitar Music of Mexico 8.573674
Guitar Music of Venezuela 8.573631
Guitar Recital: Dejan Ivanovic 8.557038
Guitar Recital: Flavio Cucchi 8.573917
Henze, H.W.: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.557344
Henze: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.557345
Hidden Waters 8.572757
Italian Guitar Rarities 8.574400
J.S. Bach: Cello Suites, Vol. 1 (arr. J. McFadden for guitar) 8.573625
J.S. Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars) 8.573473
J.S. Bach: English Suites Nos. 4-6 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars) 8.573676
Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.573457
Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.573595
Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 4 8.573911
Koshkin: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Vol. 1 8.579058
La Buena Vida 8.573948
Latin American Guitar Festival 8.550273
Latin American Guitar Music 8.557329
Latin-American Music for Guitar 8.572527
Lauro: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 - Venezuelan Waltzes 8.554348
Lauro: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.570250
Legnani: Fantasia, Op. 19 / 36 Caprices, Op. 20 8.554198
Legnani: Guitar Works 8.573728
Legnani: Rossini Variations 8.573721
Lhoyer: 3 Duo Concertants, Op. 31 - Duo Concertant, Op. 34, No. 2 8.570146
Lhoyer: Complete Works for Guitar Trio and Quartet 8.573575
Llobet: Guitar Works (Complete) 8.557351
Mauro Giuliani: Le Rossiniane 8.574272
Mertz: Bardenklange, Op. 13 8.554556
Mertz: Guitar Duets 8.573055
Morel: Guitar Music 8.573514
Moreno-Torroba: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.557902
Music from New Zealand for 2 Guitars 8.579041
Ohana, M.: Guitar Music - Tiento / Si Le Jour Parait… / Cadran Lunaire 8.570948
Ourkouzounov: Cycling Modes - Sonatas Nos. 1–5 8.574117
Paganini: Centone Di Sonate, Vol. 1 8.553141
Paganini: Centone Di Sonate, Vol. 2 8.553142
Paganini: Centone Di Sonate, Vol. 3 8.553143
Paganini: Ghiribizzi 8.572566
PAGANINI: Music for Violin and Guitar, Vol. 1 8.550690
Paganini: Music for Violin and Guitar, Vol. 2 8.550759
Piazzolla: Complete Music for Flute & Guitar 8.554760
Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.554199
Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.553832
Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.573284
Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 8.573285
Popular Guitar Music Of The Philippines 8.557759
Prospero Dreaming - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.572185
Ravel & Debussy: Music for 2 Guitars 8.573286
Regondi: 10 Etudes / Introduction and Caprice, Op. 23 8.554191
Reminiscences of Russia 8.573308
Rodrigo / Villa-Lobos / Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concertos 8.550729
Rodrigo: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 8.570286
Rodrigo: Guitar Works, Vol. 2 8.572984
Rodrigo: Guitar Works, Vol. 3 8.574004
Romantic French Music for Guitar and Orchestra 8.550480
Romantic Guitar Favourites 8.550296
Ruiz-Pipó: Works with Guitar, Vol. 1 8.573971
Ruiz-Pipó: Works with Guitar, Vol. 2 8.574167
Ruiz-Pipó: Works with Guitar, Vol. 3 8.574339
Sáinz de la Maza: Guitar Music 8.572977
Sor, F.: 12 Studies, Op. 6 / Fantasia No. 2, Op. 7 / 6 Divertimentos, Op. 8 8.570502
Sor: 24 Exercises, Op. 35 / Pieces De Societe, Op. 33 8.553341
Sor: 24 Progressive Lessons, Op. 31 - 6 Little Pieces, Op. 32 8.573624
Sor: 25 Progressive Studies, Op. 60 / Fantaisie Elegiaque 8.553342
Sor: 3 Pieces De Societe, Op. 36 / 6 Petites Pieces, Op. 42 8.553722
Sor: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 43 / Progressive Pieces, Op. 44 8.553986
Sor: 6 Divertimenti, Op. 13 / Cinquieme Fantaisie, Op. 16 8.553354
Sor: 6 Divertimenti, Opp. 1 and 2 / 6 Petite Pieces, Op. 5 8.554196
Sor: 6 Waltzes, Opp. 17 and 18 / 6 Airs, Op. 19 8.554197
Sor: Fantaisie, Op. 10 and 12 / Themes Et Menuets, Op. 11 8.553723
Sor: Grandes Sonates Opp. 22 & 25 - Divertissement, Op. 23 8.553340
Sor: Guitar Duets, Vol. 1 8.553302
Sor: Guitar Duets, Vol. 2 8.553418
Sor: Introduction and Variations Opp. 26-28 / Etudes Op. 29 8.553451
Sor: Morceau de Concert, 6 Valses, Op. 57, & Fantaisie Villageoise, Op. 52 8.553450
Sor: Souvenir D'Amitie / 6 Petites Pieces, Op. 47 8.553985
Spanish Guitar 8.557122-23
Spanish Night 8.573441
Takemitsu: Complete Original Solo Guitar Works 8.573153
Tango Argentino 8.555721
Tansman: Complete Works for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1 8.573983
Tansman: Complete Works for Solo Guitar, Vol. 2 8.573984
Tárrega, F.: Guitar Music 8.572365
The Devil's Caprice - Guitar Favourites 8.574191
Through the Centuries 8.573439
Two Violins and One Guitar, Vol. 1 8.550409
Two Violins and One Guitar, Vol. 2 8.550645
Vassiliev: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 8.574315
Villa-Lobos: Music for Solo Guitar (Complete) 8.553987
Vivaldi / Giuliani / Torroba: Guitar Concertos 8.550483
Waitematā Reverie - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.574121
Weiss: Works for Lute (arr. D. Cerović for guitar) 8.574068