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Hello!
Years ago, as a conservatory student, I played the Sor sonata op.15b. At the time I played a modern edition, by Scheit (if I remember...)

I think this piece worths a more mature study, and I started digging in facsimiles.
I would like to know if the Salvador Castro version published in his "Journal de Musique Etrangère" is a good source. There are some differences between this edition (the first) and by Meissonier. Generally speaking, is Castro a reliable source or he was somewhat "creative" regarding the pieces of other composers published in the Journal?

Rui Namora

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Are you familiar with this paper on the subject by Stanley Yates? It might be of some help.

http://www.stanleyyates.com/scores/sorop15.pdf

Hello Scott. Thank you for your reply,

After posting this question, I found this same Yates paper and it was very helpful, indeed. Also found In Brian Jeffery's notes to the Sor complete works (vol 2)
http://www.tecla.com/extras/1001/1200/1202notes.htm

Jeffery's position gives more credit to the first edition by Castro, and ignores the Meissonier edition, which he considers untrustworthy.

After reading both versions, I also prefer the first one.
The "Journal de Musique étrangère" is available online in the French Online Library, Galica.

here is the link
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb32798622m/date

the sonata is on the page 261

well, here it is, already extracted

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