Fernando Sor: Variations on a Theme by Mozart

Fernando Sor: Variations on a Theme by Mozart for guitar op. 9

Introduction and variations on "Das klinget so herrlich" from "The Magic Flute"

The Variations on a theme by Mozart Op. 9 are undoubtedly amongst the highlights of the nineteenth century guitar repertoire.

Instrument:
Guitar solo
Edition type:
sheet music
Composer:
Sor Fernando
Series:
Neue Karl Scheit Gitarren Edition
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
New Karl Scheit Edition
Opus:
op. 9
  • UE34489
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7069-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08402-7
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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Contents – Variations on a Theme by Mozart for guitar op. 9

  • Introduction - Andante largo, Theme - Andante moderato
  • Variation I
  • Variation II
  • Variation III
  • Variation IV - Più mosso
  • Variation V - Più mosso

Description

No other composer influenced Fernando Sor more than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sor's Introduction and Variations, op. 9 are based on the aria 'Das klinget so herrlich' from the opera 'The Magic Flute'. In his theoretical guitar treatise 'Méthode pour la guitare' Fernando Sor explicitly describes the tonal possibilities of the instrument and compares its tonal colours with those of orchestral instruments. In his Opus 9 he skillfully implements this concept in the well-crafted an felicitous introduction, which then develops into an orchestral overture.

Reviews

(…) These Mozart variations were, at one time, one of the most popular pieces to perform and record, often without the Andante Largo introduction, which is presented in this edition. For those who don't know, this piece has the introduction, a theme and five variations all based upon the aria "Das Klinget so Herrlich" from Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Very tuneful throughout and featuring some very beautiful and well-crafted variations which showcases the performer's technical skill, this work is probably due for a resurgence amongst the multitude of younger players. Nothing too new here in this edition although the right hand fingering is quite nice to have and the presentation is excellent. Classical Guitar Margazine 11/2012

Aditional information

Instrument:
Guitar solo
Edition type:
sheet music
Composer:
Sor Fernando
Series:
Neue Karl Scheit Gitarren Edition
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
New Karl Scheit Edition
Opus:
op. 9

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