Adam Holzman - Sor: Grandes Sonates, Opp. 22 & 25 (FLAC)
Adam Holzman - Sor: Grandes Sonates, Opp. 22 & 25 (FLAC)

Performer: Adam Holzman
Composer: Fernando Sor
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Naxos
Size: 234 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Sonata for guitar in C major (“Grande Sonate”), Op. 22
Composed by Fernando Sor
with Adam Holzman

# Divertimento, Op. 23
Composed by Fernando Sor
with Adam Holzman

# Small Pieces (8), Op. 24 (Complete)
Composed by Fernando Sor
with Adam Holzman

# Sonata for guitar in C Minor, Op. 25
Composed by Fernando Sor
with Adam Holzman

Piquant and charming

The Grandes Sonates Op. 22 and 25 are probably heard less frequently than many of Sor’s smaller-scale works, but they deserve to be heard. Anyone not charmed by the second movement (allegro non troppo) is a harder person than I.

Holzman does a terrific job with these–his phrasing and articulation are wonderful. This disc has the typical Naxos dry acoustic, and the miking is pretty close. I think this works well here, even on a modern guitar.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable recording.

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