Fernando Sor
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1778-02-14
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Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor Biography (Wikipedia)

Fernando Sor (baptized 14 February 1778 – died 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. 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. His ballet score Cendrillon (Cinderella) received over one hundred performances. Sor's works for guitar range from pieces for beginning players to advanced players such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart. Sor's 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. Although modern classical guitar players usually do, Sor rarely used his ring finger and refused the usage of nails when playing.

As Sor's works were published in various countries, his name was translated, leading to variations in the spelling. Variations have included Fernando Sor, Joseph Fernando Macario Sors, Ferdinand Sor, and Ferdinando Sor and, in the last years, Ferran Sor, even though there is no record of him using that name.

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Fernando Sor
Introduction and variations on a theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, Op 9
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Introduction and variations on a theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, Op 9
Fernando Sor
Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op.9
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Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op.9
Fernando Sor
Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia' for guitar (Op 9)
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Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia' for guitar (Op 9)
Fernando Sor
Fantaisie et variations brillantes sur 2 airs favoris connus
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Fantaisie et variations brillantes sur 2 airs favoris connus
Fernando Sor
Study in E minor
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Study in E minor
Fernando Sor
Study in B minor
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Study in B minor
Fernando Sor
Introduction & Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
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Introduction & Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
Fernando Sor
Introduction, Theme and Variations on Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre, (Op. 28)
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Introduction, Theme and Variations on Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre, (Op. 28)
Fernando Sor
Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia', Op 9
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Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia', Op 9
Fernando Sor
O Crux
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O Crux

O Crux

Choir
Pilgrim Consort
Fernando Sor
Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia', Op 9
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Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia', Op 9
Fernando Sor
O Crux, ave spes unica
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O Crux, ave spes unica

O Crux, ave spes unica

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Coro Cervantes
Director
Carlos Fernandez Aransay
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Fernando Sor
12 Studies Op.6 for guitar: no.8; Andantino in C major
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12 Studies Op.6 for guitar: no.8; Andantino in C major
Fernando Sor
Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op 9
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Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op 9
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