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SOR, Fernando
b Barcelona, baptised 14 February 1778
d Paris, 10 July 1839, aged sixty-one

He was educated at the Choir School of the monastery of Montserrat, then attended the military academy in Barcelona. In 1799 he moved to Madrid, holding administrative posts until 1808. In

1815 he moved to London, and in 1823 he went to Russia to see the performance of his ballet Cendrillon. In 1826 he moved finally to Paris. He taught and played guitar until his death.

1797 (19)

Telemaco, opera

Don Trastillo, opera (lost)

1821 (43)

Le Foire de Smyrne, ballet (lost)

Le Seigneur genéreux, ballet (lost)

1822 (44)

Cendrillon, ballet

1823 (45)

L'Amant Peintre, ballet

18Z6 (48)

Hercule et Omphale, ballet

1827 (49)

Le Sicilien, ballet

1828 (50)

Hassan et le Calife, ballet (lost)

Sor also wrote incidental music, many songs and pieces for guitar, two symphonies, three string quartets and other works.

See also MusicWeb page on Sor
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