Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 Divertissement - Duo Video

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Norbert Neunzling
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Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 Divertissement - Duo Video

Post by Norbert Neunzling » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:57 pm

Hello,

2 years ago i played with my partner Edith Lehner in the lovely St.Michael church in Krumbach, Schwaben (Bavaria). Among other we played the 3rd Divertissement op.61 for two guitars by Fernando Sor.
We use for our 19th century repertoire old guitars, here Edith with a Richard Jacob (Weißgerber) Biedermeier-Modell from 1922 and myself with a Wiener Modell by Karl Schandl from 1927.

Hope you enjoy our interpretation, best wishes.

norbert


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Karl Schandl - Wiener Modell - 1927
Richard Jacob (Weißgerber) Nr. 32.8./4 - 1935
Michael Gee - Hauser style no.2 - 1990

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

Post by powderedtoastman » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:22 am

Very nice! I've wandered onto your YouTube page before randomly, I do like your other selections of repertoire as well!

The sound sure did come in nice and clean to whatever you were using for a microphone.
What sort of strings do you use on those old guitars? Any recommendations on trying to find a romantic style guitar for myself? I think it would suit my musical preferences very nicely.. not sure if I want to get a luthier to build me a copy of something or try to find something old and get it into playing shape...

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

Post by Norbert Neunzling » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:16 pm

thanks powderedtoastman,

- I replied to you earlier, but the post seems to have been eaten by the forum -

On these guitars we use Aquila Nylgut strings - a good compromise getting a gut-like sound without the hassle and expense of real gut-strings. If you want to compare - i recorded the Sor Etudes op.44 on youtube with real gut, op.35 (same location, mic etc.) with Nylgut.
As for romantic style guitars: I don't know the situation in the US, here in Germany most luthiers i know have some older guitars (usually in various states of reconstruction) in their workshop. As these guitars were built well into the 1930's there are often some older models that are really not that expensive to buy. Even guitars from early 19th century are comparable in price to a new luthier build.
Karl Schandl - Wiener Modell - 1927
Richard Jacob (Weißgerber) Nr. 32.8./4 - 1935
Michael Gee - Hauser style no.2 - 1990

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

Post by powderedtoastman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:28 am

Thanks! I actually just started using those Aquila strings on my regular guitar and I kind of like how they sound!
Do you use short nails or no nails?

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Post by Norbert Neunzling » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:11 am

we both use nails. I think compared to most modern guitarists on the short side (mine a bit shorter than Ediths). We play in our concerts also contemporary music on two Torres-style guitars (two Weissgerber) - with the same nails.
Karl Schandl - Wiener Modell - 1927
Richard Jacob (Weißgerber) Nr. 32.8./4 - 1935
Michael Gee - Hauser style no.2 - 1990

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Post by George Crocket » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:24 pm

Great playing Norbert. I really enjoyed watching that. Many thanks for posting
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.61/03 Divertissement - Duo Video

Post by Figolo » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:35 am

I like your playing. Very good sound and interpretation.

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