Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Rob MacKillop playing pieces 1-4. They are played on a fine modern copy of a Lacote guitar.  From
Sor - The Sixteen Easiest Pieces

About Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

I wrote what is now the standard biography of Fernando Sor: Fernando Sor, Composer and Guitarist, on which see below. Based on the research which I was able to do when I prepared that book, which included for the first time a detailed bibliography of all Sor's compositions, I have been able to prepare and to publish many works of his which you will find listed here below. Among them are the New Complete Works for Guitar Solo and Guitar Duet in eleven volumes, and his Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises for guitar. All of these editions are based on a re-examination of the original sources. All of Sor's original fingering is preserved, for example, which is not the case with some other editions of this music which alter Sor's original fingering without saying that they are doing so. The editions which are listed here on this page provide you with authenticity.
"Fernando Sor, Composer and Guitarist" is available in printed form from Tecla Editions. You can read extracts here from chapters 1, 3 and 5.
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Fernando Sor short biography

Fernando Sor life and music, a longer and more detailed biography based on my book Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist

More Audio and Video Examples

Jamie Akers plays Op 29 no 17 from
Sor - The Complete Studies

Gohar Vardanyan has made a video of Sor's famous study in B minor (op. 35 no. 22) from the Tecla book
Sor - The Complete Studies

Patrik Kleemola has made videos of all 24 of the 24 very easy exercises op. 35 of Sor, on Youtube playing a copy of an early guitar. 
Sor - The Complete Studies

Sor's "Sin duda que tus ojos", seguidillas for three voices and guitar. Auditorio Jorge Luis Borges, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, 20xx.
In the Tecla book
Sor - Seguidillas Book 2

Rob MacKillop has made videos playing all the sixteen pieces (four videos with four pieces each). They are played on a fine modern copy of a Lacote guitar.  From
Sor - The Sixteen Easiest Pieces

Rob MacKillop has made videos playing all the sixteen pieces (four videos with four pieces each). They are played on a fine modern copy of a Lacote guitar.  From
Sor - The Sixteen Easiest Pieces

Kevin R Gallagher from
Sor - The Complete Studies

Kevin R. Gallagher plays op 35 no 22 from
Sor - The Complete Studies

Sor: L'Encouragement Op. 34 (Cantabile), played by the Duo Historico. 
In the Tecla complete guitar duets of Sor, in
Sor - New Complete Works for Guitar, volumes 8 to 11