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Danças Brasileiras

Composer Camargo Guarnieri
César Guerra Peixe
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Edino Krieger
Alexandre Levy
Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez
Francisco Mignone
Alberto Nepomuceno
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Roberto Minczuk, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-1430 SACD
EAN 7318599914305
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Nov 2011
Total time 59'21

A winning and hugely entertaining disc. Enjoy!” Gramophone
"Es wird flott und beschwingt, wohl- und volltönend musiziert."; " The performances are about as good as it gets."; ”A splendid and entertaining disc” Fanfare; “With splendid SACD sound from BIS, this is a winning and hugely entertaining disc. Enjoy!” Gramophone

Dance and Brazilian music are often regarded as more or less synonymous, in the same way that the samba to many of us is Brazilian dance! But the many acclaimed recordings by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra of symphonic works, tone poems and operas by Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri and other Brazilian composers, have demonstrated the variety of their national music, and in the same way this disc brings proof of the rich and many-faceted nature of Brazilian dance.
Alongside the ubiquitous samba, the batuques, congadas and mourãos included here give us hints of the fascinating universe of regional and ethnic traditions that make up Brazil. It is a fact that dance music, in all its variety, has played an important part in the development of Brazilian art music: as the search for a national identity intensified, Brazilian composers turned to the popular traditions of the cities and countryside for their material. This process began in earnest around 1890 with Alexandre Levy’s Samba and Alberto Nepomuceno’s Batuque, early examples of a Brazilian art music which draws heavily on the dance rhythms of popular music. Similar cross-fertilization between genres has become a time-honoured tradition, employed by the composers included in this selection and many others. Notable latter-day examples are Antônio ‘Tom’ Jobim of bossa nova-fame and his Chegada dos Candangos from 1960 and Edino Krieger’s Passacaglia for the New Millennium, first performed in December 1999 by the very team that has recorded it here.
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  Alberto Nepomuceno
01 Garatuja – Prelúdio (Prelude to the unfinished opera Garatuja) 8'55
  Alberto Nepomuceno
02 Batuque (Fourth movement of Série Brasileira) 3'39
  Alexandre Levy
03 Samba (Fourth movement of Suíte Brasileira) 7'03
  Heitor Villa-Lobos
  Danca frenetica
04 Dança Frenética 5'34
  Francisco Mignone
05 Congada (from the opera O Contratador de Diamantes) 5'49
  Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez
06 Batuque (Third movement of the suite Reisado do Pastoreio 3'54
  Camargo Guarnieri
  Três Danças para Orquestra 8'38
07 Dança Selvagem (Savage Dance) [No.2] 1'43
08 Dança Negra (Negro Dance) [No.3] 4'42
09 Dança Brasileira (Brazilian Dance) [No.1] 2'13
  Edino Krieger
10 Passacalha para o Novo Milênio 7'07
  Antonio Carlos Jobim
11 A Chegada dos Candangos (from Sinfonia da Alvorada) 4'01
  César Guerra Peixe
12 Mourão 3'03
  Album total 59'21
ComposerGuarnieri, Camargo
Guerra Peixe, César
Jobim, Antonio Carlos
Krieger, Edino
Levy, Alexandre
Lorenzo Fernandez, Oscar
Mignone, Francisco
Nepomuceno, Alberto
Villa-Lobos, Heitor
ConductorMinczuk, Roberto
OrchestraSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra

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