Grand Solo by Fernando Sor performed by Jeff Dwarshuis

Track 7 of the recording “The Guitar Works of Fernando Sor”. Grand Solo Opus 14 is a one movement sonata and perhaps Sor’s finest extended work. Long, grandiose and imaginative Grand Solo uses the guitar to it fullest. In this piece Sor uses the “Drop D” tuning which involves lowering the bottom E note a full two frets. The result is broader range of possibilities for color and range. Often understood as a piece written to mimic the sounds of an orchestra, Grand Solo makes use of the possibilities of the guitar by covering nearly three and a half octaves.

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