Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Vila Rica Suite

Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Vila Rica Suite

by John Neschling
     
 

This 2004 BIS CD of orchestral music by Camargo Guarneri features world-premiere recordings of the "Symphony No. 5 for choir and orchestra" (1977) and the purely instrumental "Symphony No. 6" (1981) in vigorous performances by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Neschling. These symphonies are dynamic, serious essaysSee more details below

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This 2004 BIS CD of orchestral music by Camargo Guarneri features world-premiere recordings of the "Symphony No. 5 for choir and orchestra" (1977) and the purely instrumental "Symphony No. 6" (1981) in vigorous performances by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Neschling. These symphonies are dynamic, serious essays composed in a sophisticated, cosmopolitan style, with only touches of the colorful Brasilidad quality found in Guarneri's popular music. There is clearly a nationalistic element in the choral finale of the "Symphony No. 5," particularly in the rhythmic setting of the text, a paean by Rossine Guarneri to the brothers' native village, Tietê. Also, the energetic first movement of the "Symphony No. 6" is at times suggestive of Brazilian dance rhythms in its exotic percussion. Otherwise, the symphonies are concerned with matters of counterpoint and development -- more abstract in treatment, to be sure, but accessible and compelling in their straightforward rhetoric. "Suíte Vila Rica" (1957-1958) was drawn from a score Guarneri composed for the eponymous film and is sandwiched between the symphonies. Its lighter tone and abundant melodies provide a pleasant contrast to the two major works, and it takes only a little imagination to understand Guarneri's effectiveness as a film composer. The recording is exceptionally clear and vivid.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590013205
catalogNumber:
1320

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 5 for orchestra & choir  - Camargo Guarnieri  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - John Neschling  - Horst A. Scholz  - Enrique Santos  -  Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de São Paulo - OSESP  - Antonio Gomide  - Rossine Guarnieri  - Naomi Munakata  - David Underwood  -  Coral Sinfonico do Estado de Sao Paulo
  2. Suíte Vila Rica, for orchestra  - Camargo Guarnieri  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - John Neschling  - Horst A. Scholz  - Enrique Santos  -  Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de São Paulo - OSESP  - Antonio Gomide  - David Underwood
  3. Symphony No. 6  - Camargo Guarnieri  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - John Neschling  - Horst A. Scholz  - Enrique Santos  -  Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de São Paulo - OSESP  - Antonio Gomide  - David Underwood

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