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Sku.: TE302
JEFFERY, BRIAN
$65.00
Fernando Sor - Composer and Guitarist [soft cover] (Jeffery)

ıurally, this is a must for every serious student of the period ıd for every player of Sorıusicıoundboard, Winter 1996).

Brian Jefferyıook Fernando Sor, Composer and Guitarist is the standard biography of the great 19th-century guitarist and composer Fernando Sor (1778-1839).

The first edition of this book, when it appeared in 1977, set out for the first time all the known details of Sorıife. It was one of the most detailed biographies ever published of a composer of this period.

Now for the second edition of 1994 we publish a new edition of this book, completely revised and reset, and brought up to date with many newly discovered details such as previously unknown concerts of Sor in London and Paris, including one in which he played the lute ıe of the first ıly musicıncerts ıd significant new bibliographical details. 216 pages.

As with the first edition, there are chapters on his early years in Spain, his journey to Paris, his seven very full years in London, his journey to Russia, and his final years in Paris. His music for guitar is discussed, as well as his many other works, especially his seguidillas and his many other songs in Spanish and in Italian. A full catalogue of works is included, now revised and brought up to date. This new edition is essential for all music libraries, and for the bookshelf of anyone interested in guitar history.

ıs second edition represents the current state of knowledge regarding this pivotal figure in the history of the guitar ıturally, this is a must for every serious student of the period ıd for every player of Sorıusicıoundboard, Winter 1996).

ıeal contribution to our understanding of Sor, his music and his period. The new material is both interesting and valuableı US reader).

Please be aware that this book is printed on demand and some of its illustrations are perhaps not quite as clear as they might be. But the information is, I hope, solid.

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