- Studies in the Form of Suites.
The listener of this Cd gets to hear the following:
Suite of etudes in B minor for solo guitar
Suite of etudes in E major for solo guitar Suite of etudes in A minor for solo guitar
Suite of etudes in A major for solo guitar Suite of etudes in D major for solo guitar Suite of etudes in G major for solo guitar
Suite of etudes in C major for solo guitar
Performed by Paolo Cherici (guitar).
What impressed the people who were lucky enough to listen to Fernando Sor personally playing the guitar was a polyphony of sound. Not a mere chordal accompaniment, or a bare melody: his guitar was not only virtuosic; in his hands it turned into “un instrument d’armonie”, according to the opinion of the «Revue Musicale» (Paris, 1833-34).
Fernando 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 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.
Here is music by Vivaldi: