He fell in love with music and abandoned his military ambitions. Therefore, the young Sor still not 11 years old began to write songs to words in Latin to impress his parents. He even invented his own system for notating music, as he had not yet received formal training. Not long after, his father died, leaving his mother without the funds to continue his education at the Cathedral. However, at around the same time Joseph Arredondo, the new abbot of Santa Maria de Montserrat , the famous monastery, heard of his talent, and provided funds for him to attend the choir school located at the monastery.
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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! After the defeat of the Spanish army, however, Sor accepted an administrative post in the occupying government.
Asgerdur Sigurdardottir Music typesetting: Be the first to write down a comment. We recommend that you assign name-surname. The ideas, which grow fernqndo of the instrument yet stand up well enough apart from it, are fresh and distinctive. I repeated the last variation and added a few extra notes to thicken the texture and to build up the intensity, leading to the return of the theme to finish the work.
He had considerable success this time, especially with his ballet Cendrillon. Public Not listed Private. These and other caustic remarks did not help his sales in the least. The foreword to Opus 45 goes even further than sarcasm: He gained renown at first as a virtuoso guitarist and composer for the instrument. Not long after, his father died, leaving his mother without the funds to continue his education at the Cathedral.
Sor, Fernando — Instrumentation: Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide fernabdo media-related features and analyze our traffic. Byron Fogo Cover photo: Since France was no longer supportive of his music, Sor decided to try his talents elsewhere. A lithographed painting of Fernando Sor, c. The texture is naturally of interest too, with the melody shifted from top to bottom, to middle, and frequent contrapuntal bits added. Do not see this window again for the duration of the session.
Added by eythor-thorlaksson the This use of color is something that is very uncommon amongst modern guitarists. He went to Parisnever to return to his home country again. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fernando Sor. However, at around the same time Joseph Arredondo, the new abbot of Santa Maria de Montserrat fernanso, the famous monastery, heard of his talent, and provided funds for him to attend the choir school located at the monastery.
Method for the Spanish Guitar. Therefore, the young Sor still not 11 years old began to write songs to words in Latin to impress his parents. 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. Fernando Sor: Selected Works — Guitar Salon International Sor was even part of traveling military bands that would play protest music on the streets.
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. You are not connected, choose one of two options to submit your comment: This examination affords a telling glimpse of Sor at two very different stages of his career: Sor was a prolific and, in his time, quite popular composer.
Generally, he would add or subtract ornaments; change the textures, notes, or rhythms; or even rewrite passages in a more improvisatory style. Views Read Edit View history. Guitar And Lute Minnuet. Audio and video players are included. TOP Related Articles.
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