RADAMÉS GNATTALI (1906-1988): Sonatina No. 2 for Guitar and Piano, Sonata for Cello and Guitar, Solo Guitar: Alma brasileira, Dança brasileira, Petite Suite, Toccatas em ritmo de samba Nos. 1 and 2, Saudade, Solo Piano: Moto contínuo I, Negaceando, Canhoto, Vaidosa I, Capoeirando, Trapaceando, Manhosamente, Batuque, Toccata.
Catalogue Number: 02Q055
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Gnattali's career as an arranger of popular music for various types of ensemble informed his classical compositions which cross over with urban Brazilian popular idioms (the samba is the most popular one in the works on this disc but the choro is also represented as well as the music of northeastern Brazil). He was best known as the father of Brazilian classical guitar composition and you may be surprised how great the guitar-piano combination sounds here. Franz Halász (guitar), Débora Halász (piano), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello).