Spanish Classical period guitar virtuoso and composer José Fernando Macarurio Sor (1778-1839) was one of the early champions of what has come to be known as classical guitar. His works number upwards of 250, from guitar pieces for students and average talents to a full opera. Yet even more than his music, he may be remembered for his 1830 book on guitar technique, Méthode pour la guitare.
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Classical Archives: Fernando Sor
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
Biographical information, links, and directory of MP3 audio files from Classic Cat.
Wikipedia article showing his influence in moving the guitar from the tavern to the concert hall with summary of life, noted works, and internal references to related people and topics.
Find A Grave listing with birth and death dates, burial place, portrait, picture of tomb, and interactive memorial.
Recommended recordings of his guitar works from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List.
Brief biographical sketch including involvement with the French occupation and subsequent exile, caricature, summaries of guitar, vocal, and stage music, and Naxos discography.
Biography written to parallel a musical composition leads the reader through his life and works. Includes links.
Naxos: Sor, Fernando
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of guitar, vocal, and stage music with recommended recordings.
Twenty Studies by Fernando Sor
MIDI audio files of pieces designed for non-virtuoso guitarists with technical information and details about the composer and his music.
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