Priere Religieuse by Fernando Sor on 1854 Manuel Gutierrez

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog, music, video | No Comments

It has been such an honor to share the last 25 years with this guitar. I hope to make a full recording of it in the next couple of years, playing Sor, Carulli and some of my own music. This video was made a year ago and I forgot about it, not sure when the best time to release it would be. I have not generally played a lot of Sor, but I fell in love with this elegant prayer. It certainly shows Sor’s love of the voice, of the singing line and even choral music.

I confess I wasn’t sure at first of my wife’s videography – but she finally convinced me that this approach is both visually stunning and encourages one to focus on the music rather than the hands, the instrument or the gyrations of the performers face. Be patient, things do come into focus!

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