Composed by Fernando Sor. Edited by Frederic Zigante. Editions Durand. Classical. Softcover. 52 pages. Editions Durand #DF16285. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50565837).
ISBN 9781495085901. UPC: 888680661816. 9.0x12.0x0.185 inches.
The Grand Solo pour la guitare ou la lyre by Fernando Sor (1778-1839) is one of this Catalan composers best-known and most frequently performed works for the guitar. Since its very first edition (1810-11) the piece has been the subject of multiple versions and revisions, many of them published. This volume presents one of the earliest of these, published in Paris between 1811 and 1812 by the guitarist and publisher Pierre-Joseph Porro, an exemplar of which was discovered in the 1980s and which now appears for the first time in a modern edition, accompanied by a facsimile of the original publication upon which it is based. With its own distinctly detailed and informative notation, the Porro edition of the Grand Solo represents a fundamental stage in the evolution of this immensely popular piece.