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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 - BROTONS, S. / PUERTO, D. del / MORALES-CASO, E. / CRUZ DE CASTRO, C. / BALADA, L. (A. Levin) 8.573024
21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 2 - BALADA, L. / TORRES, J. / LÓPEZ GODOY, M. / GARCÍA ABRIL, A. / PABLO, L. de / SOUTULLO, E. (A. Levin) 8.573409
21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 3 - MORALES-CASO, E. / VEGA, L. / GARCÍA ABRIL, A. / BALADA, L. / HALFFTER, C. / GRECO, J.L. (A. Levin) 8.573760
BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1-3, BWV 1007-1009 (arr. J. McFadden for guitar) (McFadden) 8.573625
BACH, J.S.: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars) (Montenegrin Guitar Duo) 8.573473
BACH, J.S.: English Suites Nos. 4-6 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars) (Montenegrin Guitar Duo) 8.573676
BACH, J.S.: Guitar Transcriptions 8.555369
BACH, J.S.: Guitar Transcriptions - Cello Suite No. 4 / Violin Partita No. 2 / Chorale Preludes (Devine) 8.572740
BACH, J.S.: Guitar Transcriptions - Partita No. 2, BWV 826 / Lute Partita, BWV 997 / Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 (Perroy) 8.572427
BACH, J.S.: Sonatas, BWV 1001, 1003 and 1005 8.553193
BAROQUE GUITAR FAVOURITES 8.550274
BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A.: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 (Goni) 8.554558
BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A.: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 (Voorhorst) 8.555718
BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A.: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 (J. McFadden) 8.557807
BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A.: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 (Refik-Kaya) 8.573897
BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A.: Guitar Music, Vol. 5 (Refik Kaya) 8.573898
BELEVI, K.: Guitar Duos - Cyprian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-4 / Suite Chypre / Turkish Suite (Duo Tandem) 8.574081
BIZET- BREINER: Carmen Concerto / GRANADOS: Valses Poeticos 8.553114
BOCCHERINI, L.: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 3 (Tokos) 8.550731
BOCCHERINI: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 1 8.550551
BOCCHERINI: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 2 8.550552
BRAZILIAN PORTRAIT: VILLA-LOBOS AND THE GUIITAR MUSIC OF BRAZIL 8.550226
BROUWER, L.: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 - Estudios sencillos / Tres apuntes / Cancion de cuna (Cobo) 8.553630
BROUWER, L.: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 - Decameron Negro (El) / Preludios Epigramaticos (Papandreou) 8.554553
BROUWER, L.: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 - Sonata / Hika / Suite No. 2 / Rio de los Orishas (Devine) 8.554195
BROUWER, L.: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 - La Ciudad de las Columnas / Nuevos Estudios Sencillos (Devine) 8.570251
BROUWER, L.: Guitar Music, Vol. 5 - Danzas Rituales y Festivas, Vol. 2 / Guitar Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, 5 (P.M. González) 8.574016
BROUWER, L.: Music for 2 Guitars (Brasil Guitar Duo) 8.573336
BURGESS, A.: Guitar Quartets (Complete) (Mēla Guitar Quartet) 8.574423
CARULLI: Guitar Sonatas Op. 21, Nos. 1- 3 and Op. 5 8.553301
CASSADÓ, G. / MOMPOU, F.: Guitar Works (Complete) (Della Chiara) 8.579103
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: 24 Caprichos de Goya (Dukic) 8.572252-53
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Greeting Cards: 21 Pieces for Guitar (De Vitis) 8.574246
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Music for Two Guitars, Vol. 1 (Brasil Guitar Duo) - Sonatina canonica / Les guitares bien temperees: Nos. 1-12 8.570778
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Music for Two Guitars, Vol. 2 (Brasil Guitar Duo) - Fuga elegiaca / Les guitares bien temperees: Nos. 13-24 8.570779
CASTILLO, M.: Guitar Music - Kasidas del Alcázar / Sonata / Guitar Quintet (Fantoni, Ramelli, Castillo Quartet) 8.573365
Cavatina - Highlights from the Guitar Collection 8.554400
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 (McFadden) 8.554192
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 2 (Zigante) 8.554194
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 3 (Steidl) 8.554353
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 4 (McFadden) 8.554354
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 5 (Teicholz) 8.554355
COSTE, N.: Guitar Works, Vol. 6 (An Tran) 8.574321
DOMENICONI, C.: Koyunbaba / Don Quijote (Refik Kaya) 8.573675
DOMENICONI, C.: Sindbad, ein Märchen (Sinbad, a Fairy Tale) (Refik Kaya) 8.574240
DUARTE: Guitar Music 8.554554
ESCOBAR, Jose Antonio: Guitar Music of Chile 8.570341
FERRER, J.: Guitar Duets (Complete) (Skogmo, Franke) 8.574011
FOSSA: Guitar Trios, Op. 18 8.550760
GARCIA ABRIL, A.: Guitar Music (Bernier) - Fantasia Mediterranea / Evocaciones / Sonata del Portico / 3 Preludios Urbanos 8.572389
GARCIA: Etudes Esquisses / Celtic Airs 8.553419
GIULIANI, M.: Music for 2 Guitars, Vol. 1 - Grand variations concertantes / 3 Polonesi Concertanti (McFadden, Kolk) 8.572445
GIULIANI, M.: Rossiniane Nos. 1-6 (Krivokapić) 8.574272
GIULIANI: Flute and Guitar Duets 8.554560
GIULIANI: Variations 8.555284
GRAGNANI, F.: Duos Nos. 1-3 for 2 Guitars (Masterful Guitar Duos) (Skogmo, Franke) 8.579090
GRANADOS: Spanish Dances / Escenas Poeticas 8.553037
GUBAIDULINA, S.: Guitar Works (Complete) (D. Tanenbaum) 8.573379
Guitar and Flute Recital: Fukuda, Shin-ichi / Kudo, Shigenori - TAKEMITSU, Toru / NODAIRA, Ichiro / NODAIRA, Tami (Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 4) 8.573911
Guitar and Harmonica Recital: Fukuda, Shin-ichi / Watani, Yasuo - TAKEMITSU, Toru / HAYASHI, Hikaru / TOGAWA, Yoichi (Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 3) 8.573595
Guitar Duo Recital: Amadeus Guitar Duo - HANDEL, G.F. / MERTZ, J.K. / GANGI, M. / BURKHART, F. / TELEMANN, G.P. (Through the Centuries) 8.573439
Guitar Duo Recital: Amadeus Guitar Duo - HANDEL, G.F. / VIVALDI, A. / BACH, J.S. / FRANCK, C. (Baroque Moments) 8.573440
Guitar Duo Recital: Bulatović, Srdjan / Nikčević, Darko - BULATOVIĆ, S. / NIKČEVIĆ, D. (The Sea) 8.573943
Guitar Duo Recital: ChromaDuo - DEBUSSY, C. / RAVEL, M. (Music for 2 Guitars) 8.573286
Guitar Duo Recital: ChromaDuo - GOSS, S. / PIERCE, C.W. / DYENS, R. (Hidden Waters) 8.572757
GUITAR FAVORITES (N. Kraft) 8.553999
Guitar Music - DEBUSSY, C. / GRANADOS, E. / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / SCHUMANN, R. (Children's Corner) 8.574442
Guitar Music (20th-21st Centuries) - CAGE, J. / CARTER, E. / DASHOW, J. / KAMPELA, A. / REICH, S. (Changes) (Tallini, Ascione, Dashow) 8.574394
Guitar Music (Chinese) - XIA, Weinan / HUANG, Tao / LIN, Huanqi (Chinese Romance) (Xianji Liu) 8.579136
Guitar Music (Colombia) - MEJÍA, A. / MONTAÑA, G. / SABOYA, L. / GONZÁLEZ, H. (Escobar) 8.573059
Guitar Music (Greek) - TZORTZINAKIS, K. / FAMPAS, D. / THEODORAKIS, M. / HATZOPOULOS, K. / MAVROEDES, G. (E. Fampas) 8.573322
Guitar Music (Italian) - BETTINELLI, B. / BRESCIANELLO, G.A. / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M. / GHEDINI, G.F. (Italian Guitar Rarities) (Buscemi) 8.574400
Guitar Music (South America) - ALVARADO, I. / BARRIOS MANGORÉ, A. / BUSCAGLIA, J. / BUSTAMANTE, F. / CARRILLO, A. (Batucada) (G.A. Devine) 8.574337
Guitar Music from Brazil 8.557295
Guitar Music from Cuba 8.555887
GUITAR MUSIC OF ARGENTINA, VOL. 1 8.555058
Guitar Quartets (Australian) - WESTLAKE, N. / CHARLTON, R. / HOUGHTON, P. / KATS-CHERNIN, E. (Bluetongue) (Guitar Trek) 8.579060
Guitar Recital: Arcila, Billy - ARCILA, B. / BIGNEY, S. / GÓMEZ ARDILA, G. / MEDELLÍN BECERRA, J.A. / OROZCO, F.S. (Same River Twice) 8.574488
Guitar Recital: Coves, Vicente - PONCE, M.M. / ROMERO, C. / BROUWER, L. / MOREL, J. / BARRIOS MANGORE, A. (Latin-American Music for Guitar) 8.572527
Guitar Recital: Cucchi, Flavio - COREA, C. / BORGHESE, A. / GISMONTI, E. / CLEMENTI, G. / DUARTE, J.W. 8.573917
Guitar Recital: Dejan Ivanovic 8.557038
Guitar Recital: Fukuda, Shin-ichi - TAKEMITSU, Toru / MIYOSHI, Akira / IKEBE, Shin-ichiro / HOSOKAWA, Toshio (Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 2) 8.573457
Guitar Recital: González, Nirse - CARREÑO, I. / CASTELLANOS, E. / PLAZA, J.B. / RUIZ, F. / GONZÁLEZ, P.M. (Guitar Music of Venezuela) 8.573631
Guitar Recital: Grgić, Mak - BOGDANOVIĆ, J. / IVANOVIĆ, V. / OSTOJIĆ, L. (Balkanisms) 8.573920
Guitar Recital: Herbig, Gunter - FARQUHAR, D. / LILBURN, D. (Prospero Dreaming - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 1) 8.572185
Guitar Recital: Herbig, Gunter - PAINE, B. (Waitematā Reverie - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 3) 8.574121
Guitar Recital: Herbig, Gunter - PAINE, B. / BARTÓK, B. / FARQUHAR, D. / ELMSLY, J. / RIMMER, J. (Dream Weaving - New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 2) 8.573765
Guitar Recital: Kain, Timothy - CHARLTON, R. / HOUGHTON, P. / ISAACS, M. / WESTLAKE, N. (Forgotten Dreams - Australian Guitar Music) 8.573961
Guitar Recital: Kulikova, Irina - VASSILIEV, K. / RUDNEV, S. / KOZLOV, V. (Reminiscences of Russia) 8.573308
Guitar Recital: Millán, Mabel - BROUWER, L. / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M. / MALATS, J. / MERTZ, J.K. (The Devil's Caprice - Guitar Favourites) 8.574191
Guitar Recital: Perera, Cecilio - OLIVA, J.C. / RITTER, J. / TAMEZ, J. / LUNAGÓMEZ, E.H. / TAMAYO, A. (Guitar Music of Mexico) 8.573674
HENZE, H.W.: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 (Halasz) - Royal Winter Music No. 2 / 3 Tentos / Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesange 8.557344
HENZE, H.W.: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 (Halasz) - Royal Winter Music No. 1 / Carillon, Recitatif, Masque / Ode an eine Aolsharfe 8.557345
KOSHKIN, N.: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Vol. 1 (Selyutina) 8.579058
Latin American Guitar Festival 8.550273
Latin American Guitar Music 8.557329
LAURO: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 - Venezuelan Waltzes 8.554348
LAURO: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 - Sonata / 4 Estudios / Suite 8.570250
LEGNANI, L.: Guitar Works - Terremoto con Variazioni / Scherzo ossia quattro variazioni / Gran Variazioni sopra un motivo tirolese (Fantoni) 8.573728
LEGNANI, L.: Rossini Variations for Guitar (Fantoni) 8.573721
LEGNANI: Fantasia, Op. 19 / 36 Caprices, Op. 20 8.554198
LHOYER, A. de: 3 Duo Concertants, Op. 31 / Duo Concertant, Op. 34, No. 2 (Mela, Micheli) 8.570146
LHOYER, A. de: Guitar Trio and Quartet Works (Complete) (Skogmo, Franke, Werninge) 8.573575
LLOBET: Guitar Works (Complete) 8.557351
MERTZ, J.K.: Guitar Duets (Möller, Fraticelli) 8.573055
MERTZ: Bardenklange, Op. 13 8.554556
MOREL, J.: Guitar Music - Sonatina / Danza Brasilera / Pampero / Danza in E Minor / Giga Criolla (Refik-Kaya) 8.573514
MORENO-TORROBA: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.557902
Music for 2 Guitars - BODY, J. / PSATHAS, J. / RITCHIE, A. (Music from New Zealand for 2 Guitars) (J. Curry, O. Moriarty) 8.579041
Music for 2 Guitars - DEL MONTE, A. / ALBÉNIZ, I. / GRANADOS, E. / GINASTERA, A. / GARDEL, C. (La Buena Vida) (Duo Deloro) 8.573948
OHANA, M.: Guitar Music (Devine, 10-string guitar) - Tiento / Si le jour parait… / Cadran lunaire 8.570948
OURKOUZOUNOV, A.: Guitar Sonatas Nos. 1–5 (Cycling Modes) (Tosidis) 8.574117
PAGANINI, N.: Ghiribizzi (Janssens) 8.572566
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: Music for Violin and Guitar, Vol. 1 8.550690
PAGANINI: Music for Violin and Guitar, Vol. 2 8.550759
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Flute and Guitar Music (Complete) (Gaido, Toepper) 8.554760
PONCE, M.M.: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 - 24 Preludes / 4 Pieces / Estrellita (Holzman) 8.553832
PONCE, M.M.: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 - Suite in D Major / Suite in A Minor (Holzman) 8.554199
PONCE, M.M.: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 - Guitar Sonatas (Tsiboulski) 8.573284
PONCE, M.M.: Guitar Music, Vol. 4 - Sonatina Meridional / Thème varié et Finale (Perroy) 8.573285
POPULAR GUITAR MUSIC OF THE PHILIPPINES 8.557759
REGONDI: 10 Etudes / Introduction and Caprice, Op. 23 8.554191
RODRIGO / VILLA-LOBOS / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Guitar Concertos 8.550729
RODRIGO, J.: Concierto de Aranjuez / Concierto andaluz / Concierto madrigal (Spanish Night) (Kavanagh, Amadeus Guitar Duo, Eden-Stell Guitar Duo) 8.573441
RODRIGO, J.: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 (Jouve) 8.570286
RODRIGO, J.: Guitar Works, Vol. 2 (Jouve) 8.572984
RODRIGO, J.: Guitar Works, Vol. 3 (Gedigian, Refik Kaya) 8.574004
Romantic French Music for Guitar and Orchestra 8.550480
Romantic Guitar Favourites 8.550296
RUIZ-PIPÓ, A.: Works with Guitar, Vol. 1 (W. Weigel, Sondermann, M. Michel, Ibrahimi, Arcana String Quartet, Madrid) 8.573971
RUIZ-PIPÓ, A.: Works with Guitar, Vol. 2 (W. Weigel) 8.574167
RUIZ-PIPÓ, A.: Works with Guitar, Vol. 3 (Monasterium Guitar Quartet) 8.574339
SÁINZ DE LA MAZA, E.: Guitar Music (Escobar) 8.573456
SÁINZ DE LA MAZA, R.: Guitar Music (F. Halász) 8.572977
SMITH BRINDLE, R.: Solo Guitar Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Meucci) 8.574476
SOR, F.: 12 Studies, Op. 6 / Fantasia No. 2, Op. 7 / 6 Divertimentos, Op. 8 (Krivokapic) 8.570502
SOR, F.: 24 Studies, Op. 31, "Leçons progressives" / 6 Short Pieces, Op. 32 (Kraft, McFadden) 8.573624
SOR, F.: Grandes Sonates, Opp. 22 and 25 / Divertissement, Op. 23 (Holzman) 8.553340
SOR: 24 Exercises, Op. 35 / Pieces de Societe, Op. 33 8.553341
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: 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
TAKEMITSU, Toru: Original Solo Guitar Works (Complete) (Shin-ichi Fukuda) (Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 1) 8.573153
Tango Argentino 8.555721
TANSMAN, A.: Guitar Solo Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (De Vitis) 8.573983
TANSMAN, A.: Guitar Solo Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (De Vitis) 8.573984
TARREGA, F.: Guitar Music (Bergstrom) 8.572365
Two Violins and One Guitar, Vol. 1 8.550409
Two Violins and One Guitar, Vol. 2 8.550645
VASSILIEV, K.: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 - El faro mágico / Wanderer in Time / Rose in the Snow / Synestha (Liberzon, P. O'Connell) 8.574315
VILLA-LOBOS: Music for Solo Guitar (Complete) 8.553987
VIVALDI / GIULIANI / TORROBA: Guitar Concertos 8.550483
WEISS, S.L.: Lute Works (arr. D. Cerović for guitar) (D. Cerović) 8.574068