Sor - Studies in the Form of Suites | Dynamic CDS7722

Sor - Studies in the Form of Suites

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: CDS7722

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th June 2015

Contents

Works

Sor, Fernando

Etudes (12), op.6
» no.8 in C major
Etudes (12), op.29
» no.4 in E minor
» no.16 in A major
» no.19 in E major
» no.20 in D major
» no.21 in D major
Etudes (24), op.35
» no.3 in A minor
» no.4 in G major
» no.6 in D major
» no.9 in A major
» no.14 in D minor
» no.15 in A major
» no.17 in D major
» no.18 in E minor
» no.19 in C major
» no.20 in A major
» no.21 in A major
» no.22 in B minor
Introduction to the Study of the Guitar, op.60
» no.5 in A minor
» no.6 in C major
» no.14 in E minor
» no.16 in G major
» no.22 in E minor
Progressive Lessons for Beginners (24), op.31
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in D major
» no.4 in B minor
» no.5 in G major
» no.6 in E minor
» no.7 in E major
» no.8 in A major
» no.10 in D major
» no.13 in C major
» no.17 in C major
» no.18 in B minor
» no.23 in E major
Progressive Pieces (24), op.44
» no.8 in G major
» no.16 in D major

Artists

Paolo Cherici (guitar)

Works

Sor, Fernando

Etudes (12), op.6
» no.8 in C major
Etudes (12), op.29
» no.4 in E minor
» no.16 in A major
» no.19 in E major
» no.20 in D major
» no.21 in D major
Etudes (24), op.35
» no.3 in A minor
» no.4 in G major
» no.6 in D major
» no.9 in A major
» no.14 in D minor
» no.15 in A major
» no.17 in D major
» no.18 in E minor
» no.19 in C major
» no.20 in A major
» no.21 in A major
» no.22 in B minor
Introduction to the Study of the Guitar, op.60
» no.5 in A minor
» no.6 in C major
» no.14 in E minor
» no.16 in G major
» no.22 in E minor
Progressive Lessons for Beginners (24), op.31
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in D major
» no.4 in B minor
» no.5 in G major
» no.6 in E minor
» no.7 in E major
» no.8 in A major
» no.10 in D major
» no.13 in C major
» no.17 in C major
» no.18 in B minor
» no.23 in E major
Progressive Pieces (24), op.44
» no.8 in G major
» no.16 in D major

Artists

Paolo Cherici (guitar)

About

An unexpected polyphony: that is, above all, what impressed the people who were lucky enough to listen to Fernando Sor playing the guitar. Not a mere chordal accompaniment, or a bare melody: his guitar was not only virtuosic - in his hands it turned into 'un instrument díarmonie', according to the opinion of the 'Revue Musicale' (Paris, 1833-34).

To compose studies, works for someone who is learning an instrument, is to show a student a path, along which an initially alien and unknown environment can be transformed into a landscape that is individually meaningful. At the same time, to compose studies is also a way to convey the distinctive traits of oneís personal music thought. And that is where Sorís studies seem different from others: in finding this form, his personal touch takes not the shape of a set of commands but of a graceful parable, which, in the small space of a few measures, can tell a story and at the same time incorporate the rule without pedantry.

Sor composed six collections of studies, for a total of 121 Studies, published during the twenty years of his artistic maturity: from age 37 to 59, or from 1815 to 1837.

The Studies follow a tonal sequence, that is to say they are organized in cycles defined by their key (hence the title 'Studies in the form of Suites'), meant to show that contained forms can give origin to more ample musical paths, able to shed new light on the single pieces.

In order to recreate the original timbre of these pieces, the guitar used for this recording is an original instrument made by the Rovetta Brothers in 1817, perfectly preserved. It is characterised by a gorgeous floral wooden decoration in relief at each side of the bridge. The purfling around the soundboard, the rosette, and the final part of the fingerboard are inlayed with a series of ivory triangles. Back and sides are in curly maple. The neck, slim and elegant, is made from pear wood stained black.

Paolo Cherici had his education at the Milan Conservatory, where he got his diploma as a guitarist with top marks and 'cum laude' under the teaching of the Maestro Ruggero Chiesa. He performs in concerts both in Italy and abroad, both as a soloist and in ensembles, taking part in important ancient music festivals. He has to his credit more than 70 recordings with various ensembles, his repertory varying from the Renaissance to Baroque.

Track Listing:
1-3 Suite in B minor
4-6 Suite in E major
7-11 Suite in A minor
12-16 Suite in A major
17-23 Suite in D major
24-27 Suite in C major
28-32 Suite in C major
33-37 Suite in C major

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