Brasileiro: Villa-Lobos & Friends

Brasileiro: Villa-Lobos & Friends

by Nelson Freire
     
 
While Nelson Freire is world famous as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Frédéric Chopin, he is well known in Brazil as a brilliant exponent of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and other composers of his country. Brasileiro is a 2012 release on Decca that explores Freire's lifelong relationship

Overview

While Nelson Freire is world famous as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Frédéric Chopin, he is well known in Brazil as a brilliant exponent of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and other composers of his country. Brasileiro is a 2012 release on Decca that explores Freire's lifelong relationship with his compatriots' music, and reveals him to be as eloquent in their colorful pieces as he is in the European classics. Serving up a generous program of solo piano music by Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri, Henrique Oswald, Alexandre Levy, Joaquim Antônio Barrozo Netto, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Claudio Santoro, and Francisco Mignone, Freire demonstrates that it is all highly sophisticated fare, often as cosmopolitan as it is concentrated with local flavors. Villa-Lobos certainly reflects both in his charming character pieces, which show a blending of dreamy impressionism with witty neo-classicism, while the dance impulse is particularly strong in many of the selections by other composers, along with suggestions of Brazilian folk songs and moody scene painting. The sound of this recording is generally soft and warm, suffused with a resonant ambience that lends a special glow to Freire's playing, though without blurring his crisp attacks and lively rhythms.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2012
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947835332
catalogNumber:
001717902
Rank:
93562

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. O ginete do Pierrozinho (The Little Pierrot's Pony)
  2. O chicote do diabinho (The Little Devil's Whip)
  3. A manhã de Pierrete (Pierrette's Cunning)
  4. Os guizos do dominozihno (The Little Domino's Bells)
  5. As peripécias do trapeirozinho (The Little Ragpicker's Adventures)
  6. As traquinces do mascarado Mignon (The Little Masker's Mischief)
  7. A gaita de um precoce fastasiado (The Pipes of the Little Boy in Carniv
  8. Choros n. 5 "Alma Brasileira" (Soul of Brazil), W207
  9. A Maré Encheu (The Tide Came In) Guia Prático no. 76, W277
  10. Valsa da Dor (Waltz of Grief), W316
  11. Saudades das Selvas Brasileiras n.2 (Longing for the Brazilian Jungle N
  12. Pobre Cega (Poor Blind Woman) Cirandas n.5, W220
  13. A Canoa Virou (The Overturned Canoe) Cirandas n.14, W220
  14. A Lenda do Caboclo (The Caboclo's Legend), W166
  15. Dança Negra
  16. Ponteio n.24
  17. Toccata
  18. Valse lente
  19. Tango Brasileiro (Brazilian Tango)
  20. Minha Terra (My Country)
  21. 1. Allegro con brio
  22. 2. Moderato
  23. 3. Allegro scherzoso
  24. O Gatinho de Papelão (The Little Cardboard Cat)
  25. Paulistana n.1
  26. Toccata
  27. New York Skyline, W407
  28. Valse élégante
  29. 1. Maroca
  30. Congada, Dança Brasileira

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nelson Freire   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Heitor Villa-Lobos   Composer
Jonathan Stokes   Engineer
Camargo Guarnieri   Composer
Dominic Fyfe   Producer
Eric Dahan   Cover Photo
Claudio Santoro   Composer
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández   Composer
Anthony Lui   Art Direction
Alexandre Pierre Levy   Composer
Henrique Oswald   Composer
Francisco Mignone   Composer
Barrozo Netto   Composer
Alexander van Ingen   Executive Producer
Manoel Correa Do Lago   Liner Notes

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