Last year, Nerea Berraondo and I got to record an album with NAXOS. On two days in April, we got to work in Newcastle/Toronto with the famed Norbert Kraft, who helped us breath life into some of Fernando Sor´s lesser known and previously un-recorded works. Among them Sor´s own arrangements of Mozart arias and exhuberant French Songs, as well as some very demanding unknown works for both our instruments: voice and guitar. Needless to say, we are very excited to have this album finally out and ready for you to enjoy: as a live stream on the NAXOS site, on itunes for download, or get a copy of the CD at one of our upcoming concerts, as well as for sale online. Time to celebrate!
Fernando Sor was one of the greatest guitarists of his era and his works are still extremely popular today. His songs, however, are much less well-known. They demonstrate the superb flair of Sor’s vocal writing, in three languages, as well as the variety of his virtuosic guitar accompaniments. The three groups of songs presented here (in addition to Sor’s setting of two patriotic texts) offer distinct styles of composition, ranging from arrangements of arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni to the dance elements of Spanish seguidillas.
The official release with NAXOS is on August 11, 2017. However, you can PRE-ORDER the album on itunes, or get a copy of the CD at the webstore.