Sor - Complete Sonatas for Guitar
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Label: Brilliant Classics
Cat No: 95395
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 24th February 2017
WorksGuitar Sonata, op.22 'Grande Sonate'
Guitar Sonata, op.25 'Grand Sonata no.2'
Guitar Sonata no.1 in D major, op.14 'Gran Solo'
Guitar Sonata no.2 in C major, op.15
ArtistsAndrea Dieci (guitar)
In his lifetime, Sor was known as a Paganini of the guitar, performing across Europe in the early years of the 19th century just as the violinist did, and acquiring hardly less fame on the way: one contemporary English critic remarked that a new composition was Sor was awaited with hardly less impatience than the latest novel by Sir Walter Scott. He reciprocated such enthusiasm by composing songs and duets for his English audiences, but these sonatas represent the most thorough‐going coming to terms of the new art‐music aesthetic of the guitar with the Classical style of Mozart and Haydn.
The first two sonatas are single‐movement works: grandly conceived as such, but no match for the magnificent expressive breadth of the ‘Grande Sonate’ Op.22, with its four movements enclosing a deeply felt Adagio and stylish Minuet: in orchestral garb, neither would be out of place in a Haydn symphony, so ingenious and happy is their invention. The Second Grand Sonata has a four‐movement structure of its own, beginning with the most imposing and expansive of slow movements, continuing with a symphonic Allegro and then a graceful set of variations before concluding – and not even Haydn went this far – with the Menuet and Trio that would ordinarily be placed second or third.
Andrea Dieci has made several well-received albums for Brilliant Classics, including music by Henze (BC95186), Nicola Jappelli (BC9435) and Piazzolla (BC94896). Here he tackles a monument of the guitar repertoire, and with a mastery that should appeal well beyond the coterie of guitar-music enthusiasts.
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