Fernando Sor

Fun Facts

  • As a boy, Sor had to convince his parents to let him study music.

  • A brilliant performer and composer, Sor was also in great demand as a guitar teacher.

  • An unparalleled virtuoso in his day, Sor was one of the first to play the guitar as a classical concert instrument.

  • Sor attended military school for four years and served in the Spanish army.

  • Sor's Method for the Guitar remains a major contribution to guitar studies today.

  • Sor is credited with taking the guitar from obscurity and giving it the respect and popularity it enjoys in classical music today.

  • Though mostly remembered for his guitar works, Sor also composed for opera, orchestra, string quartet, piano, voice, and ballet.

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