Developed in collaboration with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Naxos’ ‘The Music of Brazil’ series presents around 100 orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works from the 19th and 20th centuries will be recorded by the country’s top orchestras, ensemble and artists.
The works were selected according to their historical importance for Brazilian music and their presence on disc. Most works recorded were never made available before outside of Brazil; many others will have their world premiere recording in this series. An important part of the project is the preparation of new or even first editions of the works to be recorded, many of which despite their relevance were available to date only in the composers’ manuscripts. This work will be carried out by the Brazilian Academy of Music and by musicologists working together with the artists.