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The Music of Brazil

The series THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL is part of the project Brasil em Concerto, developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to promote music by Brazilian composers dating back to the 18th century. Around 100 orchestral works from the 19th and 20th centuries will be recorded by the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, the Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Further recordings of chamber and vocal music will gradually be added to this collection.

The works were selected according to their historical importance for Brazilian music and the existence of recordings. Most of the works recorded for the series have never had recordings available outside Brazil; many others will have their world premiere recordings. 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, have only been available in the composer’s manuscript. This work will be carried out by the Brazilian Academy of Music and by musicologists working together with the orchestras.

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Artist roots, amazing branches – Highlights from the ‘Music of Brazil’ series.

Album Title Catalogue No.
Chamber Orchestra Music (Brazilian) - GOMES, C. / BRAGA, F. / NEPOMUCENO, A. / MIGUÉZ, L. (Serenata) (English Chamber Orchestra, N. Thomson) 8.574405
GOMES, C.: Opera Overtures and Preludes (Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Mechetti) 8.574409
GUARNIERI, C.: Chôros, Vol. 1 / Seresta (Kopylova, Silvério, Nascimento, Graton, São Paulo Symphony, Karabtchevsky) 8.574197
GUARNIERI, C.: Chôros, Vol. 2 (Buosi, Schaefer, Pinto, Kopylova, São Paulo Symphony, Tibiriçá) 8.574403
GUERRA-PEIXE, C.: Retirada da Laguna (A) / Violin Concertino / Museu da Inconfidência (Landim, Goiás Philharmonic, N. Thomson) 8.573924
GUERRA-PEIXE, C.: Symphonic Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / Roda de Amigos (Goiás Philharmonic, N. Thomson) 8.573925
KRIEGER, E.: Orchestral Works - Canticum Naturale / Ludus Symphonicus (F. Fernandes, São Paulo Symphony Choir, Goiás Philharmonic, Neil Thomson) 8.574408
MIGUEZ, L.: Violin Sonata, Op.14 / VELÁSQUEZ, G.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (E. Baldini, K. Fernandes) 8.574118
NEPOMUCENO, A.: Symphony in G Minor / O Garatuja: Prelude / Série brasileira (Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Mechetti) 8.574067
PEDRO I of BRAZIL: Te Deum / Credo (Concentus Musicum de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Mechetti) 8.574404
REZENDE DE ALMEIDA PRADO, J.A.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Aurora / Concerto Fribourgeois (Rubinsky, Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Mechetti) 8.574225
REZENDE DE ALMEIDA PRADO, J.A.: Sinfonia dos orixás / Pequenos funerais cantantes (São Paulo Symphony Choir and Orchestra, Neil Thomson) 8.574411
REZENDE de ALMEIDA PRADO, J.A.: Violin and Cello Works (E. Baldini, Cesario) 8.574459
SANTORO, C.: Fantasias Sul América / Sonata for Solo Violin (Soloists of the São Paulo Symphony) 8.574407
SANTORO, C.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 1 - Nos. 5 and 7 (Goiás Philharmonic, N. Thomson) 8.574402
SANTORO, C.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 2 - Nos. 11 and 12 (Goiás Philharmonic, N. Thomson) 8.574406
SANTORO, C.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 3 - No. 8 / Cello Concerto (D. de Freitas, Marina Martins, Goiás Philharmonic, N. Thomson) 8.574410
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (A. Meneses, São Paulo Symphony, Karabtchevsky) 8.574531
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Choral Transcriptions (São Paulo Symphony Choir, Peleggi) 8.574286
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Guitar Concerto / Harmonica Concerto / Sexteto místico (Barrueco, Staneck, São Paulo Symphony, Guerrero) 8.574018
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Violin Sonatas (Complete) (E. Baldini, P. Rossi) 8.574310