Sor wrote many studies etudes for classical guitar and below are a selection of sheet music editions but mostly free public. Fernando sor free pdf sheet music and tab for classical. Play fernando sor study 2 in a minor for guitar fundamental. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled cendrillon. Composer and guitarist by brian jeffery online at alibris.
Altogether we know of some nineteen concerts in england in. Fernando sor guitar world free sheet music pdf, midi, mp3. Fernando sor composers cantorion free sheet music, free. Fernando sor composer and guitarist as a printed item to be shipped to you worldwide. Fernando sor s guitar technique it should be easy to ascertain from sor s many pieces, studies, commentaries and method how he played the guitar, and, yes, there is much there to discuss. Josep ferran sorts i muntades baptised 14 february 1778 died 10 july 1839, paris was a spanish guitarist and composer. Fernando sor, composer and guitarist jeffery, brian on. Sor was one of the leading musical figures in spain and france during the transition between the classical and the romantic periods. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Fernando sor baptized 14 february 1778 10 july 1839 was a spanish classical guitarist and composer. Fernando sor was a classical guitarist and composer who was born in spain from 1778 to 1839.
He wrote many different works for the guitar including his famous sor method for the guitar and his 20 studies for the classical guitar. His music is still played regularly by current guitar players today. This time i made a transcript a bit more substantial than previous. Free classical guitar sheet music sor, fernando etude no. In spain he is sometimes known as the beethoven of the guitar. Sor s guitar music began appearing in print as early as 1808 and. Fernando sors theory of harmony applied to the guitar. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including opera.
Study in c great for beginners, memory the study in c, by ferdinando sor is a wonderful little piece for beginners. The world of classical guitar owes much to fernando sor, for he took the guitar from the depths of obscurity and ignorance, to new heights never achieved or thought of. Be the first to ask a question about classical guitar of fernando sor. During his stay in england, sor performed in many concerts, both as a singer and as a guitarist. Although 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. While the exact date of sor s birth remains unknown, he is known to have been born in barcelona and baptized on valentines day in the year 1778. Sor s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, such as variations on a theme of mozart, to beginner pieces. Although sor tends to be considered as a minor composer in music history, many fellow guitarists will recognize his name as the author of pedagogical works that have become part of the typical classical guitar curriculum as taught at colleges, universities, and private lessons. Sor returned to paris in the 1820s where he continued to teach and perform on the guitar. In addition to many serious works for one or two guitars, he composed a large number of studies intended for players of lesser virtuosity. The life and works of a reluctant guitarist, part two. The first part is a detailed chronological presentation of life and work of the composer, guitar virtuoso and teacher, fernando sor. The renowned andres segovia edition of twenty studies for the guitar has been the artistic and technical cornerstone for classical guitarists since it was first published in 1945.
Sors contemporaries considered him to be the best guitarist in the world, and his works for guitar have been widely played and reprinted since his death. Fernando sor 1778 1839 was a spanish composer and a serious guitar player. Sors system may be imagined as an infinitely extensible grammar for guitar, based on the alfabeto principle subjected to thoroughbass conventions. Introduction and variations on a theme by mozart, op. Fernando sor, composer and guitarist by brian jeffery. Sors works for guitar range from pieces for beginning players to advanced players such as variations on a theme of mozart. Born to a fairly welloff family, sor was descended from a long line of career soldiers, and intended to continue that legacy, but was distracted.
Brian jefferys book fernando sor, composer and guitarist is the standard biography of the great 19thcentury guitarist and composer fernando sor 17781839. Sor, fernando fernando sor 14 february 1778 10 july 1839. This is a biography of the guitarist and composer fernando sor 17781839. This pages combines the sheet music page and the repertoire spotlight category to form a more comprehensive look at the classical guitar repertoire on the site so far. Fernando sor was a spanish classical guitarist and composer.
Brian jeffery fernando sor, composer and guitarist, as a printed. He was the most important force in reestablishing the guitar as a concert instrument in the 20th century, chiefly through demonstrating its expressive and technical potential. Sor studies vary greatly in their pedagogical use, some are exercises while others shy away from the etude aspect and are simply nice compositions. He was a contemporary of beethoven and is often referred to as the beethoven of the guitar. A critical view of the second edition, by matanya ophee. Sor wrote many studies etudes for classical guitar and below are a selection. The book aims to open up classical guitar music to. Of course such a radical statement as this requires a radical amount of explanation as well as qualification. Sor s system may be imagined as an infinitely extensible grammar for guitar, based on the alfabeto principle subjected to. Introduction and variations on a theme by mozart alt ernative. Fernando sor 1778 1839 the catalan composer and guitarist fernando sor is chiefly known for his many guitar compositions. A collection of free sheet music downloads for classical guitar. A full catalogue of works is included, now revised and brought up to date. Narciso yepes plays fernando sor 24 etudes youtube.
Classical guitar of fernando sor by fernando sor 17781839. Fernando sor musician music database radio swiss classic. His exploration of the harmonic resources and scordature of the new sixstring guitar began in 1796, generating exemplars that he continued to develop in his later works. Sors guitar music began appearing in print as early as 1808 and he continued to compose until his death in 1839. Born to a fairly welloff family, sor was read more. Modern and public domain sheet music pdf s of sor s classical guitar works from easy to advanced. There was a time, 2530 years ago that a classical guitar recital would seem incomplete without the inclusion of a work by fernando sor.
Though spaniard fernando sor belongs to beethovens generation, he was musically a disciple of haydn and mozart. This is an extract from my new book first pieces for classical guitar. The second part describes the great guitarist mainly as the guitar teacher and discusses his collections of etudes and his guitar. Fernando sor composer 17781839 play streams in full or download mp3 from classical archives, the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. The first edition of this book, when it appeared in 1977, set out for the first time all the known details of sors life.
Fernando sor 17781839 wrote many studies etudes for classical guitar. A virtuoso performer and composer, fernando sor was famed in his day and well remembered today. Find fernando sor composition information on allmusic. These essential repertoire pieces continue to be used by teachers and students to build solid classical technique. Introduction and variations on a theme by mozart sor. He continued giving concert performances past the age of 90. This post is the first of what will be a miniseries on the music, career, and legacy of fernando sor. It also has opportunities for intermediate players to explore some specific musical issues, or to serve as an opportunity to practice your memorization skills.
Click the button below for instant access to the free pdf guitar transcriptions. The present new urtext edition of sors didactic pieces takes a differe. Although originally opposed to the napoleonic invasion of spain, he later accepted a position under the french government. Italian composer fernando sor was active in the late classical period late 18th to early 19th century, and his music bares many similarities to pieces for classical guitar by contemporaries like carrulli and carcassi this is an extract from my new book first pieces for classical guitar. But in this underrated recording, vieaux proves himself a happy exception.
Fernando sor 17781839 free pdf sheet music and tab for classical guitar of his studies, etudes, and pieces. The first edition of this book, when it appeared in 1977, set out for the first time all the known details of sor s life. His ballet score cendrillon cinderella received over one hundred performances. Fernando sor, composer and guitarist by brian jeffery london, tecla, second edition, 1994. There are chapters on his early years in spain, his journey to paris, his seven very full years in london, his journey to russia, and his final years in paris. Fernando sor partituras y descargas mp3 gratis musopen. Fernando sor fernando sor a prolific composer in multiple genres, fernando sor is remembered today as a pioneering advocate for the guitar as an instrument that belonged in the concert hall. July 10, 1839 was a spanish guitarist and composer, born in barcelona. Although he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide.
I believe that all classical guitarist has faced at least once the famous fernando sor s op. Theme and 5 variations dedication his brother ferdinando sor composer time period comp. This is an extract from chapter 3 london, 18151823 of the book fernando sor, composer and guitarist by brian jeffery, on concerts in london, including newlydiscovered ones. Fernando sor baptized joseph fernando macari sors or jose fernando macarurio sors february 14, 1778. Very little was known about sor s life his grave was unmarked until 1934 until the release of the brian jefferys biography, fernando sor. Today it is rare for him to be included in a concert programme. Brian jeffery fernando sor, composer and guitarist, as a printed book. Includes music by carcassi, tarrega, and other composers. Composer and guitarist paperback january 1, 1994 by brian jeffery author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Brian jeffery fernando sor, composer and guitarist, as a. Fernando sor, composer and guitarist brian jeffery on. It was first published in london in 1821 and dedicated to sor s brother carlos.
Fernando sor, catalan romantic performer, composer, and teacher of guitar known for being among the first to play the guitar as a classical concert instrument and for writing one of the earliest books of guitarplaying methodology. Free sheet music opus 35, sor, fernando 24 exercises. Discussion of his music and a full catalogue of works is included. Price new from used from paperback, 1994 please retry. Obviously, this is a work in progress and neverending. Rules, though on a much smaller scale, combine a typically. Fernando sor or josep ferran sorts i muntades baptized 14 february 1778 died 10 july 1839 was a spanish classical guitarist and composer. Classical guitar of fernando sor by fernando sor goodreads. This post must have been rather fortunate for sor since it provided him with the opportunity and the time to write an opera and some early guitar music. His bestknown work included grand sonata in c major, op.
Josep ferran sorts i muntades was a spanish classical guitarist and composer. Tecla editions london wikipedia citation please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. The first play it like a pro for the beginning and intermediate guitarist. Sor s guitar music began appearing in print as early as 1808 and he continued to compose until his death in 1839. Fernando sor, catalan romantic performer, composer, and teacher of guitar known for being among the first to play the guitar as a classical concert instrument and for writing one of the earliest books of guitar playing methodology. This is an extract from chapter 1 of the book fernando sor, composer and guitarist by brian jeffery, discussing sors seguidillas for voice and guitar or piano.
Italian composer fernando sor was active in the late classical period late 18th to early 19th century, and his music bares many similarities to pieces for classical guitar by contemporaries like carrulli and carcassi. The spaniard fernando sor 17781839 was one of the greatest of the composers for the classical guitar. 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. However, despite being a man of the enlightenment, not everything is clear cut. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, historical notes, performance notes and biographical notes arranger.
There is a fine painting by degas of the catalan singer lorenzo pagans who is mentioned in the first paragraph. Fernando sor bio, albums, pictures naxos classical music. Most the links below contain both the sheet music links and a video so you can get exposed to more repertoire. Brian jefferys book, fernando sor, composer and guitarist, is now in its second edition 1994, and available through tecla publications. Sor 17781839 is one of the great masters of his era. Fernando sor free sheet music and tabs for classical guitar. Himself a guitarist of note, his works for the instrument dominate a wideranging output and survive the neglect meted out by posterity to their. Fernando sor or josep ferran sorts i muntades was a spanish classical guitarist and composer. The company has pioneered the idea of the series and proudly includes series of such composers as prokofiev, tchaikovsky, parry, walton, grainger, berkeley and bridge. Fernando sor 12 seguidillas for voice and guitar or. Fernando sor accompanied the ballerina felicite hallen to moscow, where she danced the title role. Although sor composed hundreds of worksincluding operas and ballets and pieces for voice, guitar, piano, and other instrumentshe is chiefly remembered as a composer and performer of music for the guitar and as the person responsible for granting that instrument respectability. He is known sometimes as the beethoven of the guitar in spain. He set himself to raise the standard of music written for the guitar, composing works of richer and fuller harmonic interest than most of his contemporaries.
Though fernando sor is widely recognized as the principal guitar composer of the classicromantic period, his catalogue is relatively modest in terms of largescale works for the guitar a result, at least partly, of the considerable energies he expended at various times in his career on vocal music and the grander genres of opera and ballet combined, no doubt, with the. Of catalan ancestry, fernando sor attended the choir school at montserrat monastery and later enrolled in barcelonas military academy. Classical guitar music in pdf format free guitar lessons. The number of classical guitarists who know how to play early 19th century music is vanishingly small. Fernando sor, baptized joseph fernando macari sors or jose fernando macarurio sors february 14, 1778 july 10, 1839 was a spanish guitarist and composer, born in barcelona.856 1442 655 261 163 1123 1608 1332 224 819 583 1569 1179 1482 848 424 990 917 1108 153 633 1174 982 799 309 522 1177 612 1135 965 1130 1334 506 270 154 1439 658 1182 564 578 1343 70