Fernando Sor



Fernando Sor o Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades (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.
The above text from the Wikipedia article "Fernando Sor" text is available under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Most viewed music

All music

Other names

bg:Фернандо Сор, ca:Ferran Sor i Muntades, he:פרננדו סור, ja:フェルナンド・ソル, ru:Фернандо, Сор, zh:費爾南多·索爾