Fernando Sor : Sinfonía No. 1

We know that Sor studied music seriously and wrote works for instruments other than guitar – so how many of have actually heard any of his other music?

Here is a recording by Sir Neville Marriner of his first symphony. More on iTunes

  • Sinfonía No. 1 in C Major: I. Largo – Allegro assai” by Orquestra de Cadaqués, Sir Neville Marriner, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Sir Neville Marriner

And here is some piano music played by Josep Maria Roger.


Heitor Villa Lobos was such a towering presence in Brazilian music, that other Brazilian composers of the period tend to take a back seat. This, coupled with the fact that Brazil is often excluded in festivals of classical contemporary Latin American music in Europe (because of the language difference) means that we have to go out of our way to find music by contemporaries of Villa Lobos.

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