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Fernando Sor: Le Calme - Late Works For Guitar

Carter,William / Sor
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 380   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The follow-up disc to Carter's set of Spanish composer and virtuoso Fernando Sor's early works is available both as a hybrid SACD (offering DSD 5.1-channel or stereo, plus CD-quality with HDCD) and in a variety of download formats.

It's a beautifully simple and uncluttered recording. There's a close focus on the solo instrument and the guitarist's technique, and the 5.1-channel version benefits from the extra space and sense of acoustic. The intricacies of the playing are wonderfully captured and the result is delicacy and concentration, making this just about as near-perfect a recording as I've heard.

Andrew Everard, Gramophone [9/2011]
The follow-up disc to Carter's set of Spanish composer and virtuoso Fernando Sor's early works is available both as a hybrid SACD (offering DSD 5.1-channel or stereo, plus CD-quality with HDCD) and in a variety of download formats.

It's a beautifully simple and uncluttered recording. There's a close focus on the solo instrument and the guitarist's technique, and the 5.1-channel version benefits from the extra space and sense of acoustic. The intricacies of the playing are wonderfully captured and the result is delicacy and concentration, making this just about as near-perfect a recording as I've heard.

Andrew Everard, Gramophone [9/2011]
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Works on This Recording

1. Three Études, Op. 29: No. 23 in G major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Three Études, Op. 29: No. 12 in B sharp major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3. Three Études, Op. 29: No. 17 in C major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4. Morceau de Concert Op. 54 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Etude for guitar in D minor (Segovia Edition No. 8), Op. 31/16 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Mazurka, for guitar, Op. 43/4 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7. Waltz for guitar, Op. 32/2 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. Caprice for guitar, Op. 50 ("Le Calme") by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9. Etude for guitar in E minor, Op. 60/22 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10. Etude for guitar in D major (Segovia Edition No. 6), Op. 35/17 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11. Etude for guitar in B minor (Segovia Edition No. 5), Op. 35/22 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12. Etude for guitar in E major ("Mouvement de prière religieuse"), Op. 31/23 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  William Carter (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Englan 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 

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Three Études, op 29: No 17 in C
Caprice for guitar, op 50 "Le calme"

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