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Share this page Free-scores. Audio and video players are included. Please log in or create a free account so you can: Method for the Spanish Guitar. Guitars made according to Sor’s design have not yet been located. These same modern guitarists with the conspiratorial support of supposedly enlightened musicologists will often perform this music, sometimes on a “period” guitar, and use practically none of the above-mentioned expressive devices.

His ballet score Cendrillon Cinderella received over one hundred performances. In business for over 30 years. Sor was even part of traveling military bands that would play protest music on the streets.

When he reached the age of 11 or 12, the head of the Barcelona Cathedral took sir of young Sor’s talent, and he was enrolled in the school there. Privacy Policy Terms of Service.

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. Generally, he would add or subtract ornaments; change the textures, notes, or rhythms; or even rewrite passages in a more improvisatory style.


I do not say that others do not exist; but never having tried them, I cannot decide on that which I have no knowledge. Home Store Books Fernando Sor: There was a great demand for him to compose material that was approachable by less accomplished players. He even invented his own system for notating music, as he had not yet received formal training.

Here he was to be officially labeled an afrancesado along with the other Spaniards who abandoned their defense jinuet Spain to embrace the French Revolutionary ideas.

Classical Guitar MagazineDecember This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat He had considerable success this time, especially with his ballet Cendrillon. Inhe went to London to attempt to build a stronger music career there.

Fernando Sor: Selected Works – Guitar Salon International

Much of minuett work is organized in several opuses in increasing order of difficulty: Because of these performance practices, I did not stop myself from adding a few ornaments whenever I felt the music asked for it.

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Sor reveals in writings, mainly from the last ten years of his life, that he was greatly attached to this place, and had fond, nostalgic memories of his childhood there. As Sor’s works were published in various countries, his name was translated, leading to variations in the spelling. Panormo” of London and “Mr. Performed inthis is from Sor’s 24 Exercises composed c.


Fernando Sor

For that matter, the style still goes back to that of Joseph Haydn and Mknuet, especially in the first movement of Op. These and other caustic remarks did not help his sales in the least. Views Read Edit View history. Joseph Martinez of Malaga, or from M. Log in or sign up for free and participate in the Free-scores. The ideas, which grow out of the instrument yet stand up well enough apart from it, are fresh and distinctive.

Guitar And Lute Issues. The Classic Guitar Collection, Vol. Therefore, the young Sor still not 11 years old began to write songs to words in Latin to impress his parents. The Classic Guitar Collection: