Posted: Friday | 04.08.11
Sor: Complete Fantasias for Guitar
- Stefano Palamidessi (guitar)
For the first time complete on CD: the Fantasias for guitar of Fernando Sor.
The works of Fernando Sor are charming, well-crafted, and classically styled. They are played by one of Italy’s best guitarists: Stefano Palamidessi.
According to the tradition in the eighteenth century, the Fantasy generically takes a 3-part form: The Variations are preceded by a slow introduction and followed by a Finale, which is often a waltz or another dance of a brilliant nature.
Stefano Palamidessi studied guitar and composition and graduated summa cum laude from the San Cecilia conservatory of Rome. He has won more than 20 competitions for guitar.
Here is the theme from the movie “Schindler’s List” by John Williams, as played by guitarist Stefano Palamidessi:
And here are the Guitalian Quartet playing the very famous Primavera Portena by Astor Piazzolla. An exciting performance, live in concert. The four friends, from left to right: Claudio Marcotulli, Guido Fichtner, Stefano Palamidessi, Maurizio Norrito
Tags: Stefano Palamidessi, guitar, Guitalian Quartet