Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

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Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

Post by Tom Poore » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:37 am

Did this recording some years ago with my now former student Krystin O’Mara. She was 17 at the time we did this recording. We were planning to record a lot more Sor duets. Unfortunately we got sidetracked and recorded only a couple of pieces.

I’ve always liked this little waltz. It’s an expression of pure joy. I’m on first guitar, Krystin is on second. By the way, all the paintings on the video are by Renoir. He’s a bit after Sor’s time, but seems to well fit the music.


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Re: Sor, Fernando - Op. 61, No. 3

Post by Steve Ganz » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:45 am

That was joyful. Thanks Tom.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - Op. 61, No. 3

Post by Schneider » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:44 am

My very first time I'm hearing this piece. Charming.
Thank you Tom.
Cheers,
Pierre
I went up into the attic and found a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt.
Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

Post by Terry Sanderson » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:05 pm

:casque: :merci:
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

Post by Tom Poore » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:38 am

I appreciate the kind comments. Krystin has moved on to bigger things. She commissioned and premiered an excellent piece two years ago. You can hear her performance on the composer’s own website:

http://vietcuongmusic.com/obsession

She also did the recorded premiere of Ian Krouse’s “Trois Tableaux d’Andersen.” Krouse was delighted with her recording, and recently sent her a new piece.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

Post by RHSOldboy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:19 am

A double wonderful! - music and paintings! Lifts the spirit, thank you for posting.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 - Video

Post by Tom Poore » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:15 pm

RHSOldboy wrote:A double wonderful!—music and paintings! Lifts the spirit, thank you for posting.
If you like the paintings, then you’ll be amused to know that there’s a “Renoir Sucks at Painting” movement led by one Max Geller. Here’s a quote from an NPR interview:
  • “I hate Renoir because he is the most overrated artist east, west, north and south of the river Seine. I think in real life trees are beautiful and the human eyeball conveys emotional force. If you took his word for it, trees would be a collection of disgusting, green squiggly lines and eyeballs would be jet black as if they were colored by sharpies. In real life trees are beautiful. Renoir just sucks at painting.”
Methinks, however, that Mr. Geller is putting one over on us.

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