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MP3 John Doan - The Lost Music of Fernando Sor

This recording features the sensitive artistry of John Doan playing the elegant and disarmingly beautiful music of Fernando Sor ("father of the classical guitar") on the extremely rare three necked 21 string harpolyre.

10 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Classical era, CLASSICAL: Romantic Era

In 1830 Fernando Sor (1778-1839), beloved as the "Father of the Classical Guitar", composed ten works for the harpolyre - an instrument thought then to be a "Perfected Guitar." This music has been lost for nearly two centuries until John Doan recently rediscovered a rare original instrument and set out to make this extraordinary recording. In essence, it is guitar music with expanded range, resonance, and effects written by one of the most imaginative guitarists that the instrument has ever known. Each piece is a treasure that captures the elegance of a time in Paris when Sor''s gift for lyric and expressive melodies was quite strong. This magical performance will take the listener into a forgotten world that has remained lost with the harpolyre until now.

Bio: Emmy-Nominee, John Doan is a recording artist and concert performer as well as a professor of music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He is recognized as one of the world''s leading harp guitarists and perhaps the only master of the very rare harpolyre. His classical guitar studies include a guitar performance degree from California State University at Northridge along with numerous master classes with renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Alirio Diaz and lute studies with Toyohiko Satoh, Paul O''Dette, Frank Eyler (Paris, France) and Catherine Liddell.

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