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Birth Name: Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades
Birth Place: Barcelona
Genres: Classical/Opera

Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades (baptised 14 February 1778 - died 10 July 1839, Paris) was a Spanish guitarist and composer. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled ''Cendrillon''. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, such as ''Variations on a Theme of Mozart'', to beginner pieces. Sor gave concerts throughout Europe, including in England, Paris, Berlin and Warsaw. Before the early 19th century, the guitar was little known in England. Sor seems to have created a market for himself there and then met the demand. Sor’s contemporaries considered him to be the best guitarist i... Continue Bio >>

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