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Santoro - Symphonies 4 & 9

Composer Claudio Santoro
Performer São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-1370 CD
EAN 7318590013700
Format CD
Release date Jan 2006
Total time 60'12

Music Web International: Recording of the Year 2006; Klassik Heute 10/10/10.

Our collaboration with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) has resulted in eight discs so far, including a first volume of the complete Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos, as well as introducing lesser-known Brazilian composers such as Camargo Guarnieri, Francisco Mignone and Francisco Braga to a wider audience. The results have been electrifying, as has the critical response to both performances and works: ‘Impossible not to be converted to ‘Brasilianismo’ by this disc … Only joy itself could speak to us in such a marvellously brash manner’ (Fono Forum, about Mignone); ‘As with previous releases in this series, Neschling and his orchestra sound terrific... Terrific sonics, terrific music – Guarnieri merits very serious attention, no doubt about it. More, please.’ (Classics, about Guarnieri); ‘Under the inspired direction of John Neschling, the achievements of the São Paulo Orchestra are extraordinarily precise and colourful, aided by a recording of particular distinction’ (Répertoire, about Braga).
With the present disc, the turn has come to Claudio Santoro (1919-1989), whose orchestral output is represented by two of his symphonies as well as the shorter pieces Ponteio for strings – perhaps Santoro’s most performed orchestral work – and Frevo, both heavily indebted to Brazilian rhythms and sonorities.
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  Cláudio Santoro
  Symphony No.4 (Sinfonia da Paz) 25'14
01 I. Allegro 6'18
02 II. Lento - Allegro - Lento 10'20
03 III. Allegro moderato e deciso (text: Antonieta de Morais e Silva) 8'36
04 Ponteio for string orchestra 5'48
  Symphony No.9 24'42
05 I. Andante - Allegro molto 8'18
06 II. Andante (con moto) 5'03
07 III. Scherzino 2'43
08 IV. Allegro 8'38
09 Frevo 2'40
  Album total 60'12
ComposerSantoro, Cláudio
ConductorNeschling, John
OrchestraSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra
ChoirSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir

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