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Fernando Sor: Selected Works – Guitar Salon International

Byron Fogo Cover photo: Guitar And Lute Issues. Annotate this sheet music. Form and Style by Stanley Yates [15].

These beautiful variations are not played more often because, in my opinion, they seem to lack a proper ending and leave us with the feeling that the piece was left unfinished. Add Videos on this page Add a video related to this sheet music.

Since ballet in London was more popular than opera, Sor decided to try his hand at this new genre of music. In business for over 30 years.

Because of these performance practices, I did not stop myself from adding a few ornaments whenever I felt the music asked for it. Lacote, a French maker, the only person who, besides his talents, has proved to me that he possesses the quality of not being inflexible to reasoning”.

Fernando Sor

The second piece from Twelve MinuetsOp. Do not see this window again for the duration of the session. Frrnando a quick account: This examination affords a telling glimpse of Sor at two very different stages of his career: Sor’s contemporaries considered him to be the best guitarist in the world, [1] and his works for guitar have been widely played and reprinted since his death.

The ideas, which grow out of the instrument yet stand up well enough apart from it, sof fresh and distinctive. Don’t show me this again. But his mother began to see that Sor was becoming greatly distracted from his “chosen” path in the military or administration and, following the advice of friends, took him out of the monastery and placed him in military school for four years.


Connect to add to a playlist. Opus 60 25 lessonsOpus 44 24 lessonsOpus 35 24 exercisesOpus 31 24 lessonsOpus 6 12 studies and Opus 29 12 studies. Having abandoned his family’s ideal of a military or administrative post, Sor could finally give music a serious try in France.

Fernando Sor: Selected Works

I believe the answer is with considerably more freedom, expression and passion than has, for the most part, been done in the recent past. The event sent the already-sickly Sor into serious depression, and he died inof tongue and throat cancer.

Encyclopedia of World Biography. Schroeder of Petersburgh”, made some guitars under his direction; but it is curious that he mentions them only in regard to his own guitar design ideas, which are today partly critically viewed. Ironically Sor says very little about other aspects of expression, but other guitar methods from the era fernahdo recommend much use of portamento, arpeggiation of chords, and other expressive devices which most people today consider anachronistic and completely out of style in the interpretation of the guitar music from this very era!

Fernando Sor – Wikipedia

Composed and dedicated to the person with the least patience, by Fernando Sor. Born in Barcelona to a fairly well-off family, Sor was descended from a long line of career soldiers and intended to continue that legacy, but was distracted from this when his father introduced him to Italian opera.


Sor, Fernando – Complete sheet music 17 pages – Guitars made according to Sor’s design have not yet been located. Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic.

Forgot your login information? For that matter, the style still goes back to that of Joseph Haydn and Mozart, especially in the first movement of Op.

While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including opera, orchestra, string quartet, piano, voice, and ballet.

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After the Spanish repelled the French inSor and other afrancesados left Spain for fear of retribution. The Classic Guitar Collection: The Life and Works of a Reluctant Guitarist”, part 2, in: This, I imagine, would have been part of his performance style as well, as it matches what we know about performance practices of the time. Again, he gained considerable fame as a guitarist and gave guitar and voice lessons. Now that you have this PDF score, member’s artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

I do not say that others do not exist; but never fernandoo tried them, I cannot decide on that which I have no knowledge. Classical Guitar MagazineDecember