Non Tabius wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 am
zupfgeiger wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:00 am
I love Sor who was a great composer and turned the smallest pieces into masterworks. Take op 6 no 8. What a beautiful and complexe little gem. With Sor everything looks so easy at first sight. The fingers flow and flow. But all of a sudden..uups. Wow, that's difficult. I am tempted to look out for a pre Torres guitar to play Sor and other composers of that period on an original instrument.
From what Ive read they had smaller necks, maybe we are stretching further and not smarter on the Torres, unlike the Early Romantics.
I agree. Some of the technical difficulties with Sor studies are related to the fact that Sor used sligthly shorter guitars, built in the romantic style. 63 cm instead of 65 or 66 cm can make a huge difference when stretches like those in op 31 no 16 are involved.
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