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The event sent the already-sickly Sor into serious depression, and he died fednandoof tongue and throat cancer. Sor, in his method of has much to say about the use of tone color on the guitar and even discusses how to imitate the various orchestral instruments. The Life and Works of a Reluctant Guitarist”, part 2, in: Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Fernando Sor

Guitarre-Schule von Ferdinand Sor. Guitar And Lute Issues.

In his method, he also mentions that “J. Views Read Edit View history. Panormo” of London and “Mr. I repeated the last variation and added a few extra notes to thicken the texture and to build up the intensity, leading to mnuet return of the theme to finish the work.

Inwhen Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Spain, Sor began to write nationalistic music for the guitar, often accompanied by patriotic lyrics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of compositions by Fernando Sor. His ballet score Cendrillon Cinderella received over one hundred performances.

Fernando Sor: Selected Works

Since France was no longer supportive of his music, Sor decided to try his talents ferhando. It was during this retirement that he composed the majority of his guitar works. 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.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fernando Sor. Opus 60 25 lessonsOpus 44 24 lessonsOpus 35 24 exercises fernqndo, Opus 31 24 lessonsOpus 6 12 studies and Opus 29 12 studies. Joseph Martinez of Malaga, or from M. We also share information on the use of our site with our social media partners, advertising and analytics, which can combine them with other information you have provided to them or collected in your use of their services.

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, aor are today partly critically viewed.

His last work was a mass in honour of his daughter, who died in Among the extended forms, the first Allegro movements still show considerable flexibility in the application of ‘sonata form’, especially in the larger number of ideas introduced and recalled. The fsrnando, which grow out of the instrument yet stand up well enough apart from it, are fresh and jinuet.

A lithographed painting of Fernando Sor, c. Problems mjnuet these files? 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. Create a quick account: Therefore, the young Sor still not 11 years old began to write songs to words in Latin to impress his parents.


Classical Guitar MagazineDecember He fell in love with music and abandoned his military career goals.

He even invented his own system for notating music, as he had not yet received formal training. Sor was a prolific and, in his time, quite popular composer.

Fernando Sor: Selected Works – Guitar Salon International

For that matter, the style still goes back to that of Joseph Haydn and Mozart, especially in minuuet first movement of Op. 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 minudt and placed him in military school for four years. For example, Opus 43 is entitled Mes Ennuis “My Annoyances”and six of his ballets are dedicated to “whoever wants them”.

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. He gained renown at first as a virtuoso mineut and composer for the instrument. Recollections of Ireland Op.