Fernando Sor: The 19th-Century Guitar – Gianluigi Giglio

December 11, 2019, 9:00 am

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The acclaimed Italian guitarist Gianluigi Giglio makes his debut on Somm Recordings with The 19th-Century Guitar, a scintillating recital of music by Fernando Sor, a pioneering champion of the guitar in the vanguard of raising its profile out of the tavern and into the concert hall. Giglio’s wide-ranging recital explores Sor’s innate feeling for the guitar and charts the increasing demands he placed on the instrument in a body of work that transformed its standing with the public and pundits alike.