Study No. 5 by Fernando Sor performed by Jeff Dwarshuis

Track 2 of “The Guitar Works of Fernando Sor. Originally titled Etude Opus 34 No.22 Fernando Sor’s study in B minor is a famous and beautiful piece of music. This piece is an exploration of melody on the guitar as well as a highlight of an unusual key for the guitar. The key of B minor centers on the guitar’s second fret and top four strings – a very “quiet” area of the guitar. The complication of this piece for the guitarist is to provide the breath needed to do justice to the melody while working within a very limited range of volume and color. 

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