The guitar I play here is based on an early 19th-century guitar by the Parisian luthier, René Lacôte (1785-1855). It was built by my good friend and mentor, Jack Sanders, who is in equal measure a brilliant guitarist, luthier, and teacher. Lacôte built guitars for many of the important guitarists of his day, including Fernando Sor, the composer of this piece for two guitars. Sor was Spanish, but lived in Paris for extended periods.
Coming back to the classical guitar again, now with the perspective of 30 years as a lute and theorbo player, has been a delight. I look forward to the day when we can play for you again in person, but for now, please enjoy “me and myself,” playing this Divertissement by Fernando Sor.
– Scott Pauley