Josep María Mangado’s Fernando Sor volumes 2 and 3 are two new ebooks distributed by Tecla Editions on this website. They are:
Fernando Sor (1778-1839), volumen 2: documentos inéditos, reflexiones e hipótesis, and
Fernando Sor (1778-1839), volumen 3: la actividad guitarrística en París (1825-1839).
Between them they present a great deal of new information about the composer Fernando Sor, much of it here published for the first time, and are the result of rigorous investigation by the author in primary sources.
Fernando Sor volumen 2, documentos inéditos, reflexiones e hipótesis covers much of the same ground as the author’s previous articles in the journal Il Fronimo, but with much new material, for example about Sor’s family in Barcelona, about the Hullin family in London, and about the dancers who performed in Sor’s ballets especially Cendrillon, with splendid illustrations. It has 338 pages and is written in Spanish.
Fernando Sor volumen 3, la actividad guitarrística en París (1825-1839) covers new ground, namely the Paris years of Fernando Sor from 1825 to 1839, with much detail about the concerts in which Sor played. Particularly interesting are the pages about the Concerts Historiques in Paris which were among the first manifestations of what we would call early music, about the Romanesca that was played in those concerts, and about Victor Hugo’s interest in them for one of his plays, Lucrèce Borgia. Volume 3 has 826 pages and is written in Spanish.
Also from Josep Maria Mangado in Tecla:
Los conciertos de guitarra en el Palau, about guitar concerts in the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, 1908 to 1940. It has 143 pages and is written in Spanish.
La guitarra en Cataluña, a new online edition of the book which was first issued in printed form by Tecla Editions in 1998. It provides detailed information about Catalan guitarists, especially José Ferrer. It has 535 pages and is written in Spanish.
Recuerdos de mi familia, This is Josep María Mangado’s previously unpublished personal account of his family’s part in rescuing the diary of Baron Maldá called Calaix de sastre from destruction during the terrible times of the 1930s in Barcelona. His grandfather was instrumental in that rescue. It is free to read on this site and is in Spanish.