Classical Guitarist Luther Enloe - Estudio 5 by Fernando Sor
  • Classical music composed by Fernando Sor I teach guitar at Berry College in Rome, Georgia: This is the third and final clip from the Tuesday Music Club recital that I played in Great Falls, Montana, way back in 1994. This was probably my first public recital on the classical guitar out side of a university setting. As you can see from the nativity scene it was December and I had just finished my first semester as a guitar major at the University of Georgia studying with John Sutherland. Fernando Sor (1778-1839) was one of the guitar's greatest composers. He wrote over four hundred pieces for the guitar as well as opera, ballet and other musical genres. Sor's compositional style is similar to that of Haydn and Mozart. This short, lyrical piece has been used as background music in commercials and is one of Sor's more popular studies. This piece was originally published in Sor's set of twenty-four exercises Opus 35. Today it is better known as Estudio 5 due to Segovia's publishing of twenty Sor studies in 1945. This is a beautiful piece of music and I hope that you enjoy the performance.

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