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The Classic Guitar Collection: His Opus 7 was a large and strange piece, notated in three clefs, and no guitarist at the time could play mniuet. In business for over 30 years. Ironically Sor says very little about other aspects of expression, but other guitar methods from the era do 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: Selected Works

For example, Opus 43 is entitled Mes Ennuis “My Annoyances”and six of his ballets are dedicated to “whoever wants them”. If you use and like Free-scores. He had to comply with the demands of the public, though, and most guitarists wanted technically simple, nice-sounding pieces. Along with opera, Sor’s father also introduced minet to the guitar. Added by eythor-thorlaksson the This service works with Youtube, Dailymotion.

Connect to add to a playlist. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat The Classic Guitar Osr, Vol. His last work was a mass in honour of fernamdo daughter, who died in I believe the answer is with considerably more freedom, expression and passion than has, for the most part, been done in the recent past. 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.


He gained renown at first as a virtuoso guitarist and composer for the instrument. Archived from the original on 7 April Not much is known about his time there, however, despite the exaggeration about his romantic and professional life.

Fernando Sor – Wikipedia

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. These and other caustic remarks did not help his sales in the least.

In his method, he also mentions that “J. Even during a repetition, for example in the second half of the theme of his Mozart variations op. Add Videos on this page Add a video related to this sheet music. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for beginning players to advanced players such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart.

This use of color is something that is very uncommon amongst modern guitarists. Because of these performance practices, I did not stop myself from adding a few ornaments whenever I felt the music asked for it. After the Spanish repelled the French inSor and other afrancesados left Spain for fear of retribution. Please log in or create a free account so you can: When he attempted composing operashowever, he was rejected by the French.


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.

Complete sheet music 17 pages – He even invented his own system for notating music, as he had not yet received formal training. Views Read Edit View history. At a young age, Sor’s parents wouldn’t give his musical abilities too much special attention, for fear it would distract from his Latin studies.

Archived from the original on 16 July The harmony is skillful and surprisingly varied, with bold key changes and with rich modulations in the development sections.

Free sheet music : Sor, Fernando – 12 Minuets (Guitar solo (standard notation))

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He went to Parisnever to return to his home country again. The resulting body of instructional studies he produced is not only noteworthy for its value to students of the guitar, but for its inherent musicality.

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