Josh Moore plays Sonata #4 by Santórsola


Josh Moore, GuitarAmerican guitarist Josh Moore plays Sonata No. 4 Italiana (1977) by Italian-born Brazilian-Uruguayan composer Guido Santórsola (1904–1994). This comes via Guitar Salon International via their YouTube on a 2016 Luis Fernandez de Cordoba guitar. Nice playing by Moore with lots of tight musical lines to pull off. Santórsola was a composer, violinist, violist, viola d’amore player, and conductor. He wrote a ton of guitar works, you can see a long list at his wiki page. His music is an interesting mix of counterpoint, serialism, and Brazilian and Uruguayan influence. The concise lines really remind me of Hans Werner Henze, they are strict but there is a freedom as well.

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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