Concerto em Lisboa

Concerto em Lisboa

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by Mariza
     
 

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It was perhaps time for the obligatory live album from fado's big new star, but this was more than a gig, it was a huge concert in Lisbon. Mariza cherry-picks material from her three albums, and there's some fine stuff to choose from on Concerto em Lisboa. Her usual sympathetic group is augmented by strings, but there's never any danger

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It was perhaps time for the obligatory live album from fado's big new star, but this was more than a gig, it was a huge concert in Lisbon. Mariza cherry-picks material from her three albums, and there's some fine stuff to choose from on Concerto em Lisboa. Her usual sympathetic group is augmented by strings, but there's never any danger of them swamping the sound; the arrangements on material like "Menino do Barrio Negro" are so subtle and sublime that they color the edges of the piece instead, gently enhancing the mood. Mariza herself shows how well she's developed as a singer, rarely letting her voice carry her away, and showing the control over the crowd that comes with stardom. For all intents and purposes, Concerto is a live greatest-hits disc, but it's none the worse for that. Like most live albums, it seems as if it's the summation of this phase of her career before looking ahead. But she does it not only with style and aplomb, but also a great deal of grace, and with such a winning, aching voice on the soulful music that she's impossible to resist.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
Label:
Times Square Records
UPC:
0738572906023
catalogNumber:
9060
Rank:
77088

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariza   Primary Artist
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello,Conductor
José Salgueiro   Percussion
Martin Tavares Silva   Double Bass
David Jimenez Lopez   Violin
Ricardo Mendes   Violin
António Neto   Acoustic Guitar
Luis Guerreiro   Guitar
Joáo Pedro Ruela   Percussion
Antonio Barbosa   Violin

Technical Credits

Jaques Morelenbaum   Arranger,Producer
David Santo   Engineer,Live Sound
Pedro Rodrígues   Composer
Frederico de Brito   Composer
Florbela Espanca   Composer
Reinaldo Ferreira   Composer
Rui Veloso   Composer
Jorge Fernando   Composer
Pedro Ramos   Engineer,Live Sound
Nelson Xavier   Contributor
Paulo Carvalho   Composer
Albert Nijmolen   Executive Producer
Fernando Pessoa   Composer
André Oliveira   Engineer,Live Sound
Maria João Ribeiro   Artwork
Nuno Ferreira   Engineer,Live Sound
Tiago Machado   Composer
Joáo Pedro Ruela   Executive Producer,Management
Pedro Campos   Composer

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Concerto em Lisboa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having discover Mariza's first two CDs "Fado en Mim and Fado Curvo" I took my Portuguese born wife to see her live at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Wow, what an experience! Even though I do not understand most of what she sang I was moved beyond description. Listening with a large Portguese crowd was amazing...the clapping and the respond they gave Mariza made my night. I soon bought "Concerto em Lisboa" and it brought me back to Lisboa and the concert at the Kennedy Center! Get a glass of wine, turn down the lights and enjoy a night at Lisboa's port city under the stars...bravo!